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Clementine Ford on Female Bodies

Ford publishes a weekly column for Fairfax Media in Australia. She’s smart, funny, and refreshingly sane about the crap that women deal with in male-dominated culture. Here she is talking about showing skin in public while not conforming to society’s … Continue reading

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Priorities

There’s a really lovely article in the Sydney Morning Herald today, about Australian cricketer Brad Haddin. He retired from cricket for a couple of years because his young daughter got very very sick. He and his wife focused all their … Continue reading

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On Being an Introvert in an Extroverted World

My mum is an extrovert. Throughout my life, there have already been so many things I didn’t do that I felt strongly I should have, but they just sounded so awful to me. Joining activity groups in uni. That’s where … Continue reading

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The Perils of Right-On Parenting

Meticulous bohemia. This is a thoughtful and kind discussion of the tensions involved in trying to be a good mother and in investing so much of yourself in resisting mainstream parenting methods. Andie Fox says: Listening to her, parenting became … Continue reading

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Seconds count, but all we really want is first

Australia isn’t doing as well at the Olympics as the Aussie media might like. And New Zealand is doing rather better than expected. Cue the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments. This columnist in the Sydney Morning Herald has … Continue reading

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