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Angelina Jolie’s preoccupation

Screen shot 2013-05-18 at 9.58.13 AMWhen American actress Angelina Jolie revealed that she had undergone a double mastectomy, I was amazed at the support she received and sad that the opinions of those who disagreed were mostly disregarded. Continue reading



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Women of Prehistroy cvr 1 Invisible Women of Prehistory by Judy Foster with Marlene Derlet, restores one’s faith in human existence. Patriarchal capitalism is not inevitable! Greed, male violence against women, the earth, and endless wars did not exist 6000 years ago.

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Imagining a better life

The following question was posted on an email list that I subscribe to arousing my interest and therefore this posting.

What would women be like if we had not become Greer’s “subjugated caste” for thousands of years?

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The role of grandmother is a feminist issue!

It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only grandmother who resents the role of the nannie. In Grandparent Backlash: We are nannas not nannies, Rebecca Sparrow writes:  ‘Thousands of grandparents are fed up with being used as a ‘dumping ground’ (OUCH)  for their grandkids while their adult kids head out to work.’ Continue reading

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From empowerment to Women’s Liberation

The tragic rape and senseless murder of Brunswick woman Jillian Meagher  reminds us that women are still  not free from male violence.   Continue reading


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Don’t do it!

This article was prompted by another woeful story of sex abuse committed by Catholic church priests. An episode of the ABC’s Four Corners,  Unholy Silence investigated the abuse involving many children such as altar boy Damien who was fondled and sodomised by Father F and whose life went off the rails precipitating a tragic, early death. For the following few days the program and its graphic material instigated and fed much of the media commentary. But that’s as far as it gets. Until the next story of abuse and then the next one.

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