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I’m finally done gallavanting around the country so posting should get back to some semblance of normal in the next couple of days.

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Hey All, 

just a quick note to say that I won’t be posting again until sometime after the 5th. I’m busy traipsing round the country on a conference tour-and trust me when I say that it isn’t as exciting as it sounds. 

Peace!
-Catherine 

Govt to sign UN protocol on women’s rights

“The Federal Government says steps are being taken to sign a United Nations protocol that aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women.”

ABC News

About bloody time!

Women in mental wards face grave risk of abuse

“NEARLY two-thirds of female patients surveyed in psychiatric wards in Victoria have been sexually abused or harassed by male patients, new figures show.”

The Age

As someone with a chronic mental health condition the fear of ending up in a mental health institution is very real. This article is just another reason why women, especially young women, or queer women, avoid seeking mental health assistance when they really need it.