Telegraph continues it’s demonisation of doctors and clinics

Telegraph continues with teh attempts to GOP’ify us. Demonising and scapegoating doctors and clinics. Clearly unaware we are not the US, and the US is giving British women a very clear view of what happens when this trajectory is allowed to continue. This will continue unless a political party emerges to challenge the  neo liberal…

Originally posted on Postcards from Factasyland:
*Dedicated to my dear friend and fellow activist, April Arreola, with whom I’ve been in constructively frustrated and incessantly researched dialogue over SlutWalk for several weeks* The last week of May (23rd-27th) was on activist calendars as the “Domestic Workers Week of Action,” involving several west coast campaigns in…

I am rejecting feminism.

I have identified myself as a feminist for many many years. Under the impression the word summed up who I was, why I felt strongly about the inequality women face on this planet. Inequality I could see.  By 6th form I knew it had a name, and I devoured academics whose work I didn’t really…

What they mean when they say ‘children hit hardest by budget’.

Children were not hit hardest by the budget. Children are usually dependents of someone. That’s why they are called children. The person or organisation they are dependent on was hit. Mothers were not hit hard by a single budget or policy. Our agreed pattern of deleveraging was to exploit gender inequality, so that deleveraging on…

Originally posted on Whatever:
A friend of mine is a physician who wants to speak about transvaginal ultrasounds but whose position makes it precarious to speak publicly about it. So I’m letting this doctor borrow my site for an entry to speak anonymously on the matter. Obviously, I will vouch for the doctor being a…

Reactions to the budget

I went to the cashpoint first thing, and found the evidence of the last budget. Luckily I was expecting. This year, for the first time in my life I didn’t watch it. I didn’t watch the highlights, I saw come commentary. Had a flick through, was as expected. Today has been busy, I should have…