Mothers – Indomitable & Indispensable

Each and every day, all of us would do well to consider that it is our mothers who nurtured us through our first 36 weeks, most often at some considerable discomfort to themselves. Not only that, but after going through a childbirth experience, the thought of which makes most men tremble, they then, with few voluntary exceptions, lovingly and generally with outstanding equanimity, take us to the breast, deal with…

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Father Son Relationships – Things Only a Dad Can Teach His Kids

Where are men in their sons lives today? What does society expect of them? What do their partners expect of them? What do they expect of themselves? What do their sons expect of them? Are all those expectations coincident or disparate? Is it possible for a father to satisfy them all? Is it necessary that he does so? Are some more important than others? If some are more important, then…

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Justice Miscarried – Experts Say Case of Purvi Patel Sets ‘Cruel’ Precedent for Reproductive Rights

This case sets the scene for a fresh repression of the rights of all women. Please sign the petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/538/598/646/demand-the-release-of-purvi-patel-imprisoned-for-20-yrs-for-an-abortion/ Experts Say Case of Purvi Patel Sets ‘Cruel’ Precedent for Reproductive Rights | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

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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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Guns will make you safer – will they?

What can I say about this – it says it all… Of course, there are the die-hards who will voice all manner of reasons why they are different and private gun ownership is fine. None of them, however, has a solution to tragedies such as Columbine and Sandy Hook other than to provide security guards, or arm teachers and staff – stupid answers in other words. Yes, criminals will continue…

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Children ‘likely serving excessive jail time’ after Queensland strips right to appeal against sentences

Queensland has long been a state in which government has either sanctioned injustice against groups and individuals in the community or actually perpetrated those injustices and, in many cases, built them into the law. From Invasion Day in 1788 (Curiously celebrated as “Australia Day” when it was actually a shameful day on which began the theft of a continent from its inhabitants, accompanied by some of the worst racial prejudice…

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