respect

Would you rather stand aside, or stand up?

  I’ve written about Negative Politeness, and how it asserts our submissive position. We place the needs of others above our own, and perhaps try to please EVERYONE. We try to be inclusive, even when inclusiveness no longer makes sense. For example: Accommodating the beliefs of another at the expense of the mother-baby dyad. There …

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Do your loved ones know?

What follows is a poem relecting on the ‘to opt-in or to opt-out’ organ donation debate.  It is inspired by this Australian news article. This is me, trying to decide….because opt-in or opt-out, a decision must be made. Opt-out systems do not sit well with me, because to actively opt-out judges you an a#$😱hole, even …

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The My Health Record: Are you in or are you out?

Do you know you only have until Nov 15th to opt out of My Health Record? ‘opt-out’ set ups are disrespectful and strategically ensure passive consent I attended an info session a couple of weeks ago, where the presenter was an IT specialist.   His job was to ‘reassure’ attendees about My Health Record. What he …

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