My Facebook feed is peppered with alcohol-related products aimed at women and it’s not because all my friends are boozed-up degenerates like I may have initially assumed- sorry, gang.

It seems like the people hawking these products simply target women of a certain age group. The women often juggling kids and work or other shit that keeps us in a state of stress and irritation of varying levels. It’s the supposedly light-hearted solution to everything. Just have a glass of pinot or 6 and watch your stresses melt away! Right?

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I’m a bit on the cranky side, so buckle your seat belts, folks, because this might get bumpy.

This is about the Marriage Equality campaign that we are all in our respective trenches over right now. Many of us believe that a public debate and survey over a basic human right like marriage is entirely inappropriate. The government, in 2004, changed the wording of the Marriage Act in a day. This government has decided that they can’t make a decision without an expensive, non-binding survey and weeks of campaigning. So, here we are. And it’s not been very pleasant.

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Kitchen Items

As a person in need of further kitchen cupboard space, it was with great interest that I perused an article which promised to tell me about 9 kitchen items I could get rid of immediately. I don’t know what I expected, but some of the condescending fuckery I found made me laugh in surprise. So I thought I’d go through the list more thoroughly to see if there was anything we should ditch, based on the article’s advice.

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Dear Friend who is new to multi-level marketing (MLM),

So, you've signed up to sell something. Maybe it's plastic containers, stick-on nails or cosmetics. Whatever it is*, I wish you all the best with it! I will even buy stuff from you, provided it's a product I like. I want to help out my friends and family as much as the next person, after all.

But before you flood my news-feed with special offers or fill up my Instagram with pictures of stuff you'd like to sell me, we should have a chat.

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