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Women’s Body Autonomy

All over the world right now, there’s a war raging. It’s a war over women’s right to body autonomy, bodily autonomy and bodily integrity. We don’t call it a war, but we should. Body autonomy Body autonomy, here, is used …

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Relationships – Mistakes, Ruptures and Repairs

Mistakes are to be expected in all relationships. It’s what we do about them that determines the course that a relationship will follow over time. This principle applies whether the rupture arises between any two people, or on the international …

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WOMEN – AGEING AND GETTING OLDER

“Look twenty years younger!” “Discover the Fountain of youth”. As we get older, women hear comments about themselves and other women that fall somewhere between “you don’t / she doesn’t look your/ her age!” (meaning, that’s a good thing), and …

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Entitlement

“S/he’s acting so entitled!” That expression has become commonplace today in many Western countries, usually referring to someone who acts and speaks in ways that suggest they expect special treatment, status, privilege, preference, and priority access to more resources than …

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Connection – What does it even mean?

Connection – what does it even mean? In our modern era, we are constantly told we are ‘always connected’.  We’re expected to be ‘always connected’, and to want to be that way. But what does that even mean? Thanks to …

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Marriage

Here in Australia, we’ve very recently and belatedly come to acknowledge that Love is Love, granting the same legal right to marry to same sex couples as has been afforded to heterosexual couples for centuries. Following in the footsteps of …

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What is it about New Year’s Resolutions?

Well we’ve started a new year and I’m deafened daily by the sound of other people’s New Year’s resolutions. Over and over, face to face, in the media, on TV, on social media, I hear people earnestly talk about how …