When 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.
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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.’
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 […]