From the excellent Slate Magazine. An article that confirms what many women already know; they do the thinking and planning for their families' day to day lives. This article suggests ways of sharing the load. When everyone used to go to church, it would have been more obvious if society was falling apart at the … Continue reading Women Are Overburdened With Their Families’ Mental Loads
Here's a new hashtag. #Who Knew? The comments on the Boston Globe article make for interesting reading. Many thanks to Slate Magazine for mentioning this article. It's been so long since I've read honest journalism; their stories can bring tears to the eyes. cheers Sylvia
Rather than filtering the news for me so that I only see articles that concur with my viewpoint, Google is, I think, responding to the pull of my search for justice anywhere it can be found. I perceive the opposite effect to the one being suspected, that advertising revenue drives online platforms' distribution of news … Continue reading Converging viewpoints
Candice Prosser's article about Queen and Brian May lifted my spirits today. She captures in words what is nearly impossible to describe, the power of a musical moment. Music is a drug and can therefore be dangerous. As with other drugs, it is important to consider how and for what purpose music is to be used. … Continue reading Music’s Power
Here is a movement worth supporting. Untold misery in many families could end if a universal Basic Income were made a reality. Several parts of the world are trialing it. It is not subversive; it is the future. Many websites can be found explaining the whole thing. Scott Santens is becoming a prominent voice. All … Continue reading Basic Income
In my view, those struggles which attract the most and the weirdest opposition are the struggles destined to become critical moments in history. Take the #NeverAgain movement. Thursday's Slate Magazine has an article by Rebecca Onion tracing the history and success of student activism in the United States. Of course, many attempts to change the … Continue reading Student Activism: A Renaissance?
The 2004 Senate Enquiry wasn't the first time the word Forgotten was applied to Australian care leavers. The excerpt below is from an article nearly 15 years prior. Lew and I and some early FICH members talked to the journalist, Carol Haffke, and were believed. She reportedly cried with one of the victims. She was someone … Continue reading The Story of FICH: Part 3