After sending out tons of job applications, I was finally offered a job interview. My interview was at Woolies in the Northside Plaza for a checkout chick position. I am pretty confident about it. In fact this interview brings home… Read More ›


A while back, I suffered from anxiety, depression and agoraphobia. I have come a long way since then, but there are still some remnants of this in my life. There are many things that still make me nervous – I… Read More ›

Thumbs Down

…to caffeine withdrawal. I feel absolutely miserable right now! Related articles It’s Official: Caffeine Withdrawal Is a Mental Health Disorder ( Caffeine Withdrawal a Mental Disorder? ( DSM’s Latest Mental Disorder: Caffeine Withdrawal ( Caffeine Crazed ( Caffeine withdrawal now… Read More ›


I admit it. I’ve gone on health kicks before. I even managed to last a couple of weeks once. But this time is different. This time it’s serious. This time, I’m in it for the long hall. This time, I’ve… Read More ›

Sibling Rivalry

Have you ever had one of those days where the kids just won’t stop bickering? You know the ones – when the house is filled with whingeing and whining and ‘Stop That!’ and ‘Leave me alone!’ and ‘That’s mine!’ and… Read More ›

Yes to Female Circumcision?

Is it a good idea to fight against female circumcision? Not neccesarily according to Sierra Leonean-American anthropologist Fuambai Ahmadu. In an interview in Anthropology Today (available free as pdf here), she attacks Western feminists, media and anti-Female Genital Mutilation campaigns… Read More ›

Stefania Siedlecky in ‘Teenage Sexuality and Pregnancy in Australia’ from ‘Children Having Children: Global Perspectives on Teenage Pregnancy’

“Society generally has had punitive and judgmental attitudes towards teenage sexuality and pregnancy – directed mainly at girls. There is reluctance to provide adequate sex education for fear of encouraging promiscuity, a reluctance to make contraception more easily available –… Read More ›


  I spoke to Earth on phone last night. He is very depressed which is understandable. What has me worried though, is that he stated that he’d not had anything to eat or drink since the day before because he… Read More ›