Category: Health Activism

Sexual Objectification of Women, and, for a change, Men too? An Alternative Photo shoot by Ducati Motorcycles

I really love what Ducati Motorcycles have done in this photo-shoot (see link below). Without intending to (I…think?) they have done a great job of illustrating just how damn ridiculous ‘sexy’ has become. Desensitised  Everyday we are exposed to images of women scantily clad, pouting and positioning themselves in (odd) angled poses that look (uncomfortable…

Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance Week – And Why we need to start Respecting Illness Again

A world where antibiotics can’t cure relatively simple infections like tonsillitis and ear infections is a world that really scares me. This is a potential world where people could actually die from relatively ‘minor’ infections. Thank God that right now, for my own ear infection prone kids, Antibiotics are still working.  But the way things…

“Barbie” and a School Book Fair: Why I said ‘No’ to the Barbie Book

I’ve just come home from a local school book fair where there was a rather large selection of “Barbie” story, craft and activity books on sale, I was ignoring those and was instead rummaging through the good fodder, hoping to find a decent, inspiring yet wholesome early reader or creative craft book for my five…

Has our Relationship with Food been Hijacked? A look at what “Normal Eating” has become in the 21st Century

I want to share some of my thoughts on our attitudes to and relationships with food in the 21st Century. I’m going to question whether a large part of our eating behaviours have become “disorderly”. Please note though, by using the words ‘disorderly eating’ I’m not referring to Eating Disorders which are a mental illness,…

Are Day Care Germs Good for Us? A look at the 21st Century “Sickly Child”

I’ve just finished reading Jane Eyre (again) by Charlotte Bronte, after almost two solid years of reading exciting kids books (MG, YA, you name it, I’ve read it and I love it) for ‘research purposes,’ I’ve had a real craving for the classics. But one motivating reason for this craving is an interest in how…