Earlier this year, Channel 7 breakfast host Kochie made the above remark when commenting on the story of a mother who was forced to leave her local pool after breastfeeding in public. But Mia, just like mums across the country, wasn’t having a bar of it. Because 1953 called, and it wants its attitudes towards women back. Read this column here.
Before he resigned from the Katter Party, Bernard Gaynor fell into hot water with his opposition to gays and lesbians in the classroom. In this column, Mia writes about the (gay) kindy teacher who has taught all three of her children, and why sexual orientation has nothing to do with teaching ability. Read it here.
When Bernard Gaynor responded to Mia’s letter to him about gay teachers (which comes in at number 2 on our list), she decided that, rather than fighting him, it was best to educate him. This column features the MM ‘I support gay teachers’ pledge. Read it (and take the pledge) here.
In January of this year, Peta Credlin, Tony Abbott’s Chief of Staff, spoke about her boss’s support for her IVF treatment, providing an image of ‘feminist Tony’ that didn’t seem to stack up with his previous sentiments. Once and for all, Mia explained exactly why she was suspicious of Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, and his views on women’s issues. Read her reasons here.
From plating your placenta, to the choice between a ‘calm birth’ and a ‘silent birth’, it seems that there’s more to plan for a child’s birth than for the next 18 years of their life. In this column Mia explored the world of the Birthzilla which is “a bit like going to Paris and obsessing about the in-flight entertainment instead of, you know, PARIS.” Read it here.