likewise, I've been doing it for at least as long with no side effects except no cramps and saving money (I don't want kids)
I am also picturing cutie Zeke showing off his toys awwww!
Why are the taxi associations (or whatever the term is ) not held to count in these blatant cases of discrimination? Oh hang on, they never fixed the sexual harassment complaints did they? Where is the law here and why is it not binding?
I can definitely relate in my experience as an (older) tech journo where i go to lots of events and am one of the few women in the room. Men in general are taught to 'talk themselves up' and this often does not always include leaving space for the person they are talking to to talk back. It can of course also be nervousness on their part or social awkwardness.
That said. I like the idea of the rotating seats, its a good way to address the problem of getting stuck next to people who you have nothing in common with or don't at all. My hearing isn't great in a crowd and it makes it much easier than trying to hear people across a table.
I can definitely relate
I'm also Gen X and I have a very similar history and relationship with alcohol based on growing up in Melbourne.
I now live in Germany and I find the locals drink way less than all of my British and Aus friends-when we first held dinner parties we'd cater the booze based on the amount we'd have in Australia and were surprised how much was left. (Bear in mind Deutsch people can start drinking beer and wine at 16 and alcohol is very cheap. We buy Australian wine for a quarter of the price for the same bottle in Australia so they have a never different attitude to drinking).
I work as a journo in tech and alcohol is everywhere. It's definitely a bonding tool, especially in all some events where the only women are journos and PR people. I am trying to cut down my drinking as alcoholism runs in my family and i find it very easy to lean on the bottle.
what a revolting person, part of being a woman is helping other women out in this situations without a second thought!
aren"t avocados grown in Queensland? Thought they'd be cheaper there, weird
I ended up in hospital last year with encephalitis caused by the chicken pox virus that was previously latent in my body infecting my brain (bear in mind I'd had chicken pox in the 70's before there was a vaccine in Australia). Anyone would can be vaccinated these days should be, not only to protect those who cannot but also as the effects of these childhood illness can linger and hit you when you least expect it.
especially considering the majority of us will be working into our 70's
I am so horrified and disgusted by the story. I hope someone shares in public all those who contributed to the facebook post-either liking or commented-so they can be named and shamed. The implicit condoning of a complete lack of compassion and respect for the woman involved (reduced to be defined by her weight and nothing more) is revolting.
I'm quite uncomfortable about this piece in that I wonder if any child (adult or otherwise) would what their parents disclosing such personal information and stories about them? Imagine how you'd feel if your parents were talking about your toileting issues and public hair growth? I appreciate that parents of adult children with disabilities have their own stories to tell, but where do the rights of the child come into it?
i'm a tech journo and I agree with you 100%
i was appalled that his girlfriend sat their laughing and smiling after he said it.
the problem i have with the body scanner is that as someone who is pear shaped, it does not allow you to stand with your legs wide enough to create a proper thigh gap (the security people tell you off if you don't put your feet in the foot markings) This means that almost everytime i go through it, i am subject to a below the waist pat down-embarrassing to say the least.
thats what i thought
I live in Germany and many locals also believe air con is unhealthy. Public places only rarely have it (plus of course it isnt' hot enough most of the year). A bar near us has aircon and in the summer expats sit inside and locals outside hehe.
i felt so sorry for them! I wondered if they'd practiced their dishes before hand...
I live in Germany and we have similar prices for supermarkets to the UK. I visited Australia recently after three years in Germany and was shocked at the cost of things. I know wages are higher (assuming you have a full time, permanent job) but geez! I could do this in Europe but not Australia-all that meat on her list would double the price surely.
Nice to see a plus sized model actually dressed in clothing rather than just nude or in lingerie