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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Culture Life Memoir

memoir: who me? a feminist?

Kym Campradt
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I have never called myself a feminist. Being raised by a single mother in the 1980s with my sisters, equality for women wasn’t a concept that I questioned. You could say I took it for granted that women had equal rights. At this early age I didn’t question gender equality because I was only influenced…
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Tuesday 2 July 2013
Arts Featured Get Involved

a beautiful body project: a chat with photographer jade beall

Lexie Bean
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How do we grow into our beautiful bodies when we don’t see real portrayals of them around us? A Beautiful Body Project uses photography and book-making to celebrate women who have bodies and stories and all things that maintain their beauty as they change. This week we spoke to Jade Beall, founder of the A…
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Tuesday 28 May 2013
Culture Life

the dale young mothers’ program: megan and kyden

Zoya J. Patel
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We’re continuing our series on the Dale Young Mothers’ Program (YMP) from Wyong, NSW. Funded by the Youth Connections program and the Wyong Better Futures Local Solutions Local Advisory Group, the Dale Young Mothers’ Program gives young parents the chance to complete their year 12 certificate and form pathways to further education/work by creating a…
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Friday 24 May 2013
News Opinion

breastfeeding and the myth of choice

Claire Gallagher
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I blame Kochie. I blame Kochie for perpetuating what I like to think of as the “myth of choice” when it comes to breastfeeding, because it seems that somewhere along the line, ordinary people (people with breasts, people without breasts; people with babies, people without babies) got super distracted about breastfeeding. Distracted by strange concepts…
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Saturday 11 May 2013
Opinion

no regrets: why i don’t want children

Audrey K Hulm
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I immediately shot my hand up to write about Mother’s Day and then, a few minutes later, I thought, ‘why?’ What exactly excited me so profoundly that I said yes in the blink of an eye without even thinking of what I might, you know, actually write about? I think I did it because motherhood…
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Friday 10 May 2013
Opinion

a letter of gratitude from a childless twenty-something

Lou Heinrich
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Thank you to all of the mums (and dads) of the world. Thanks for having sex, enduring a nine-month period of an alien growing in your belly and then pushing it out in a tawdry episode of sweat, blood and tears. And maybe poo. Because I really like your baby. I like the way I…
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Wednesday 24 April 2013
Featured Life Opinion

mothers under the microscope: to work, or not to work

Sarah Iuliano
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Mothers: whether we like it or not, the majority of us have lived in them, lived with them and learnt from them. But one thing we daughters may be learning all too readily from mum is a sense of guilt as she makes her choice to be a working mother, or not to be. You’d…
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Monday 27 August 2012
Featured News

mummy blogs: where to go when you want to feel inadequate

Shannon Clarke
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In May, Jamie Lynn Grumet literally became the poster mum for attachment parenting. After appearing on the cover of TIME Magazine (‘Are You Mom Enough’?) with her breastfeeding three-year-old, Grumet set off a multi-national debate about attachment parenting, with people wondering if it was natural, psychologically damaging, or selfish. And then Latch On NYC happened….
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Thursday 24 May 2012
Opinion

what, no baby?

Kaylia Payne
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I haven’t ever wanted kids. Not even when I was younger, when everyone around me was either a child themselves or a parent and I assumed that all women had to have them. Because every tantrum, every complaint that ‘so and so got more than me’, every ‘I hate you mum’ that came out of…
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Sunday 6 May 2012
Books

lip lit: riikka pulkkinen, true

Freya Dumas
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True by Finnish author Riikka Pulkkinen is a tender and heartbreaking examination of secrets families keep from each other, and how even if we try to file it away, the past always informs our present. The novel centres around a family who gather when the matriarch, Elsa, is dying of cancer and wishes to live out…
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Thursday 26 April 2012
Opinion

The Child Conundrum – Why I Don’t Want Kids

Zoya J. Patel
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I originally wrote this as a post for my blog, The Coconut Chronicles, but have expanded it here! Let me just put this out there – I’m not a fan of children. In fact, I would go so far as to say that children are like little aliens to me. I see them and I’m…
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Thursday 12 January 2012
Opinion

a woman’s right to breastfeed

Siobhan
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It’s certainly not news that many mothers have copped flack for breastfeeding their babies in public. I, for one, recall stories from my mum about the struggles that she faced when my siblings and I were young. However you’d think in this day and age the most natural process of feeding one’s young would be…
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