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Clothes maketh the (wo)man?

Here are pictures of Riley in pink looking and being Riley.  And there are pictures of Riley not in pink looking and being Riley.  They’re clothes, not a description of her preferences and personality.  Their function is not dependent on her gender! We’re getting to the stage where things outside of our little family unit...
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but I’m not photogenic…

Photogenic: A subject (generally a person) is photogenic if appearing aesthetically or physically attractive or appealing in photographs.  “But I’m not photogenic” you declare. I call bulls**t! This translates to ‘I’m not comfortable in my skin’ (and why are you judging your self worth on your appearance anyways?!?) Not liking how you look in photos is very...
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When did I become that mum?

When did I become that mum that would rather clean up her mess than stop her making it? When I follow her around the supermarket saying ‘Sorry’ and ‘Just go around’ versus wrestling her into the trolley? Where I end up buying the jar of sprinkles she’s been using as maracas during the entire shopping...
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(not) Labelling gender challenge

So I challenge you to replace the words girl and boy in your vocabulary for a day with kid, or child or a gender neutral equivalent.  For extra bonus points, listen for it in others and either a) rephrase in your head or b) have a discussion on the impact it may have. (And why...
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Do you have the boy toy?

I uttered ‘arsehole’ under my breath today at McDonalds… (yep – the usual ban on most of McDonald’s fare is lifted on McHappy Day – if you purchase a Big Mac that is – although next year I think I’ll just donate or buy the socks.. How people eat that white confectionery bread and sugar...
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Challenge the social media filter…

Some days I don’t love reality.  When you’re surviving on night naps not sleep.  When you’ve been pinched, scratched and bitten way more than you can handle.  When you’ve had to clean poop from the bath.  When you’ve worn out the ‘long days, short years’ mantra by saying it so many times it no longer...
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Wanted: common sense

So using my blog as therapy again…. Yay for school uniform policy changes in Vic but seriously cannot believe this topic is still controversial. Surely common sense dictates: here are all the items of clothing that make up our uniform, choose the bits you want to wear irrespective of gender. And let’s be honest, allowing...
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I believe…

I’m having a bad day and sometimes therapy is getting thoughts out of your head, through your finger tips and into the ether…   I believe gender stereo types limit all genders I believe gender/identity differs from sex/biology and its a spectrum, and you don’t get a choice I believe marriage between two consenting adults...
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Self worth and gender stereotypes…

Sigh… this is a rant that has building up for a long time. And I don’t apologise for it. I am so so so sick of gender stereo types. I have no clue how a child in this day and age is meant to grow up with secure feelings of self worth. Why do we...
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