There are no ‘shades of grey’ in domestic violence

I’m going to be really honest and tell you l have not read Fifty Shades of Grey.   I tried.  God knows I tried.  But I couldn’t get past the contract. In fact, I threw it across the room in disgust. We know people went crazy for the books and the hype for the movie is […]

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In her truth

  The following was forwarded to us. We have permission to share it with you anonomously on this White Ribbon Day and hope that the story of this woman, from our community, encourages others to stand in their truth. Locations and names have been omitted at the writers request and protect the anonymity of others […]

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Where the bloody hell were ya?

Firstly, a warm and humble thank you to Kate Sheppard, her Tangata Whenua suffragette sister; Meri Te Tai Mangakahia and the many women who stood with them in order for women in this country to have the basic freedom of having a voice in the democratic process of this country. Without these women, women in […]

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Beauty and the Trolls

In the wake of Charlotte Dawson’s untimely and tragic death and the hypocrisy we’ve seen displayed in the media and by those who have most probably previously slated her, and some who still continue to do so, we feel that it’s appropriate to make a stand. The underlying horizontal hostility in some opinion pieces. The […]

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