Because she’s not just something to someone else, she is someone. That should be enough. For those who are sure to ask ‘what about men?’ The overwhelming majority of acts of domestic violence and sexual assault are perpetrated by men against women. Acknowledging this fact doesn’t negate the experiences of male victims, nor does it imply that all men are violent or that violence against men is ok. But it does point to the need for an approach that looks honestly at what international evidence is telling us, and addresses the gendered dynamics of violence – this is what Our Watch seeks to do. https://www.ourwatch.org.au/Understanding-Violence/Facts-and-figures
Thank you to everyone who came out to our recent Johann ‘Yogi” Ofner tribute show on the Gold Coast. Your support helped raise over $40,000 for Johann’s daughter. It was incredibly special to share the night with Johann’s friends and family, it will have an important place in our hearts and minds forever. Our special tribute t-shirt will also be available online for a limited time with proceeds continuing to go to the fundraising trust: http://bit.ly/2mltyIo
8-year-old Carter Blanchard has a skin condition called vitiligo, and hated the way he looked -- until he met 13-year-old Labrador Rowdy, who was diagnosed with the same condition. The two have developed a gorgeous friendship and now Carter feels way more confident in his own skin. How beautiful are they both? <3 #sun7
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Before commenting on this, I implore people to read the whole piece. This is not an attack on women who take their husband's name. It's an attempt at discussing how these choices are culturally conditioned and questioning what kind of free choice that makes them when they are neither equally reciprocated nor expected of men. If you are tempted to point out that women "just have their father's name anyway so what does it matter", please note that I address this in the piece and offer what I think is a reasonable argument to counter that. Finally, I'd like to acknowledge that it's frustrating that women still end up being the ones targeted by derision when it comes round questioning these choices when the critique should be almost solely reserved for the system itself with a good heft of the challenge being placed at the feet of its beneficiaries. Men, I literally do not care what you think about this or me or my marriagiability despite the number of you over at the Age page assuming that I do. Please note that your angry opinions on this will be pretty much ignored.
"In the case of marriage, there is historical impetus for the act of sacrificing your birth name to take up that of your husband's. That history is the transfer of property from one man to another - which included land, titles, and, yes, daughters. Continuing this tradition has implications for feminism that shouldn't be swept under the carpet because we've now decided it's a simple matter of choice.
Wanting to have this conversation and to discuss the possibility that it is cultural coaching and not "free will" that leads us to embrace these choices shouldn't be parsed as an 'attack on women'. Deeply held societal messages are delivered every bit as effectively as the most successful marketing campaigns, and it's absurd for any of us to pretend that this particular form of "aspirational life goals" advertising doesn't work on us.
Simply put, no choice is made in a vacuum, and wanting to interrogate why we choose the things we do is a sign of intellectual progress, not fascism."
TROPICAL CYCLONE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE #2 Posted: 7:15 am EST on Wednesday 22 March 2017 [Please Like/Share]
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Good morning everyone. Computer modelling has remained consistent overnight, with EVERY major computer model now predicting a cyclone will develop, except for one.
-- CURRENTLY -- This system has already formed as a tropical low up near Papua New Guinea currently.
-- IN THE NEXT 3 DAYS -- Over the next 3 days, the low is predicted to slowly start to drift towards Queensland from Papua New Guinea while gradually increasing in strength.
By Saturday afternoon or night, the system should be strong enough to increase into a Tropical Cyclone.
-- THE DAYS AFTER -- After the system develops into a cyclone, all computer modelling predicts the system will move towards Queensland as a tropical cyclone.
Each computer model predicts the cyclone approaching a different part of the coastline at this stage, and a different category of intensity.
So there's no point predicting specific locations or strengths.
-- DISCLAIMER -- This information is provided as an early "heads up" of the risk of a tropical cyclone developing.
Current computer modelling suggests anywhere in North or Central Queensland could be affected by this system. There is NO NEED to panic buy all the milk and bread at Coles, Woolworths, IGA, etc. at this stage, as there's currently NO WAY of knowing definitively where this system will target.
It could just as easily change it's mind in a few days time making your milk/bread purchases pointless.
What you should be doing now is considering what action you may need to take if the cyclone threat increases.
-- REMEMBER -- Always ensure you're getting your updates about this weather systems development from your 100% local and qualified forecasts here at Mackay & District Weather Updates.
-- ATTACHED IMAGE -- The attached image is a current computer model prediction for Sunday from the ECMWF computer model.
This is only ONE prediction. There are MANY other predictions that are showing slightly different things.
TROPICAL LOW TO FORM IN CORAL SEA AND BEGIN MOVING TOWARDS QUEENSLAND
If you'd like more information on the range of solutions, the reasons behind them and what looks to be most plausible right now, become an OCC subscriber and check out our video updates later today at www.ozcyclonechasers.com.au/subscribe
Congratulations, Chris & Grant! These two lovely guys have shared their lives with us on Bride & Prejudice leading up to their wedding which aired last night!
Read about it here: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/reality-tv/bride-and-prejudice-groom-chris-on-his-parents-wedding-day-rejection-and-their-relationship-now/news-story/c752b91114ca986d8786bd77022f4ac7 Pic: Seven
There's no longer a million miles between us only 60,000 people.
Someone like you doesn't deserve to listen from the outside so plan your trip.
Visit TransLink for public transport information. Visit Brisbane City Council for road closure information at: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-transport/traffic-management/adele-live-gabba-temporary-traffic-changes
We wish for nothing but the best for you tonight but sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead when you fail to plan ahead.