Step 7: Adopt a Whimsical Persona

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If you’ve ever tried to get off an antidepressant you know how tough it can be. Yet, as I’m here to tell you, it’s not impossible. Fact is, I’ve just managed such a feat and now feel completely qualified to advise you on doing the same.

True, I’m not a…

The hijacking of Eros

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Children’s consumption of online pornography. Is there any conversation quite so awkward? Guarenteed to make everyone present uncomfortable, feel shamed for their own consumption of pornography, and set you up forevermore as the resident overwrought prude for having raised it.

And yet, you have concerns over the way children’s sexuality…

Imagine for a moment that guys are the ones menstruating

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What might Freud’s take be if men got periods instead of women? Period Envy, of course. All our womanly distresses would be traced back to our inability to menstruate. Poor women, would go the theory, forever inferior thanks to their empty, menstruation-free lives.

In her classic 1986 essay, ‘If Men…

But Forgets to Say Please.

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You’ve got to hand it to the Australian government.

In July 2020, the Australian treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, stood up at the National Press Club, looking for all the world like an embarrassed schoolboy, and urged Australian women to have more babies, amid concerns the falling birth rate has compromised the…

Mia Miller

Recovering economist. I write about parenting, politics, health, and feminism. Sporadic attempts at humour. Curious to a fault.

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