Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sexist Grammar – why we need Political Correctness

‘…sexist grammar burns into the brains of little girls and young women a message that the male is the norm,the standard, the central figure beside which [females] are the deviants, the marginal, the dependant variables’ – Adrienne Rich ‘On Lies, … Continue reading

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Atheism

“I’m an atheist, which is a very religious point of view. If you’re an agnostic, you don’t need to think about it. But to be an atheist, you must work it all out. It is an act of faith … … Continue reading

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Private medicine

‘Many surgeons, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne, had taken up shares in private hospitals. This often allows them surgical privileges which they might not obtain in a public hospital. These doctors can generate as many elective or non-urgent surgical procedures … Continue reading

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A ‘Good’ Father

‘He (Sara Maitland’s husband) would do, generously and gladly, appointed tasks but found it very difficult to respond to unanticipated needs. I do believe this is a socially encouraged deficiency in most men, because they do have control in the … Continue reading

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The balance between Federal and State powers

“Radicals really must face the contradictions in their thinking; if they wish to increase Federal power at the expense of State power as a means of defeating local reactionaries, let them recall that Federal power is itself a two-edged sword, … Continue reading

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Ominous Sky

“The sky is darkening like a stain Something’s going to rain … And it won’t be flowers” Author unknown (from MJB) I have now discovered that the poet is W.H. AUDEN and these are lines from ‘The Two’

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Nuclear proliferation

“The Soviet Union is much more responsible than the bastards of the West. There is no nuclear proliferation in the Soviet block, only in Russia itself. The whole proliferation is in the Western world. They started it.” – General Shlomo … Continue reading

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