Category Archives: Child Welfare

Papal Inanities and our Worshipful Media

I thought I had moved on from raving about Popes and their unforgivable attitudes to women’s sexuality.   Then this current one whose style and thinking had won some favour with the media lets loose about how couples who chose … Continue reading

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Choice: Punitive Sanctions, Chastity Or Contraception

The amount of venom the DPB attracts is amazing and very cruel.   Certainly there will be women who abuse it but others need it.   Almost as amazing is Paula Bennett’s selective and blunderbuss approach to warning off beneficiaries from having … Continue reading

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Motherhood’s Middle Class Victims

The breast v bottle debacle for health groups and the Health Department delighted me.  Women across the board stood up for themselves.   And others.  They defended their right to choose and common sense.    Pity there is not the same outcry … Continue reading

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Don’t waste your time on the Green Paper

So Paula Bennett is calling for submissions from the public on the Green Paper on Vulnerable Children. This is a complete waste of time. There is plenty of evidence about what works and what doesn’t. Over the past ten years … Continue reading

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Child Abuse and Moral Pornography

Yesterday, I read an interesting article by an “amoralist” (someone who doesn’t believe in right and wrong) about something he labeled “moral pornography” and it rather reminded me of the way we “discuss” child abuse cases in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In … Continue reading

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