27 Things To Give A S**t About In 2017

APATHY is tacit consent.  We need to CARE & ACT, not just for ourselves but for others.  In fact, to put others first is the way to ethical and moral behaviour and to build yourself. There are many people who stand up and speak out.  Often they are derided as “patsy’s” or “bunnies” – stupid for sticking their heads above the parapet.  They are effectively derided for taking action against…

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A Great Day for Women & America

Congratulations to Hilary Clinton. It is good to see the distinct possibility of a woman taking the oath of office to become the President of the United States. Although I would prefer a president with a political philosophy more in line with that of Bernie Sanders, I am pleased to see the chance for this office to go to a woman, which in itself is history making. I am not…

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Body image and women’s sport.

We know that exercise is good for us. We know that sport can be uplifting, social, and confidence building. Why is it, then that still, in 2016, so many girls and women (and not a few men) are put off participating in sport because of poor self-image caused by debilitating stereotypes? Stand in a busy street or shopping mall for an hour and look at the people around you. It…

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11 Children’s Picture Books That Shatter Gender Stereotypes

Language is powerful. Socialisation into particular ways of viewing the World comes from our families, our friends, our peers and from our society. The Early Childhood Years are time when children learn most and learn most quickly. It is also a time when there minds are particularly malleable and when they tend to form their general view of the World and the characteristics which define the people and things within…

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Not Justice: Purvi Patel to serve 20 years in prison for an abortion.

This is a gross abuse of human rights and yet another example of religious zeal becoming persecution with the connivance of the state. It is also a continuation of the notion that women should not have control over their own bodies. This decision is abhorrent and should be opposed by any civilised, rational and humane person. It has nothing to do with justice. It isn’t justice for Purvi Patel to…

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