"Staring down the barrel of 40" Mrs Woog ? Wait until you are staring down the barrel of 65 like I am, and then tell me how happy you are with the wrinkles and spots. - Stella Burnell
My face is starting to look like I enjoyed my youth way too much! It's sad how lines make us feel old, but I'd love to slow them down some! Am yet to find any product that has worked. Mrs Woog, I cannot see a wrinkle on your before photo...who are you trying to fool?! - Pauline
jazzy100.....who is putting it about that Kevin 'Chicken-heart' Rudd will have the guts to challenge for the leadership in the coming weeks? - JoanneH
Sorry NG - My comment should have referred to the first post not the above post - you got in before me! - miranda
The greatest vanity 'leveller' for me was getting my first Melanoma. Now all I worry about is covering the scars on my face as new nasties appear and are surgically removed. Wrinkles in my forehead are the last of my worries now! Damn1970's Queensland sun! A-M xx - A-M
Tom Waterhouse and this whole gambling/TV sport situation disgusts me. When you consider the time and money spent on eventually getting tobacco advertising removed from our TV screens only to be replaced by the gambling monster, it makes you wonder - how did it come to this? I am 100% with Peter Fitzsimons and hope he can garner enough People Power to make things happen.
Interesting that it has been put about that Kevin Rudd will challenge for the leadership in the coming weeks - perhaps he can see that this gambling/TV sport situation is a vote-winner if handled the right way. More power to him if he is going to do something about banning it. - jazzy100
I think respect will flow when we have full equality and inclusion. In the meantime we need to just keep plugging on with our sons and daughters emphasizing the importance of respect.
The lack of respect shown to the Prime Minister and Speaker by Tony Abbott and his cronies in parliament is a deliberate ploy to undermine the authority of Labor women. But if women in his own caucus and cabinet were present in equal numbers to men, they wouldn't let him get away with it.
Unfortunately, as the above post shows, disrespect for successful women occurs at all levels. - miranda
[...] I Feel Bad About Veal [...] - 'LONE WOLF' TERRORISM
[...] Poor White Trash [...] - 'LONE WOLF' TERRORISM
If we are going to get into examples of state politics - let's look at NSW. What impact will Obeid and McDonald's cronyism have on men in NSW or Australian politics? I'm guessing none! Why is that? Cause men hold the balance of power and they are not going to give it up! Why would they?
While I dispute Anne's example regarding the GG at Al Minhad (having worked on that base, other factors like the host nation or other coalition forces occupying the runway may have forced a landing in the middle of the day), I too believe that there are underlying beliefs and rules that run to the core of institutions preventing the progression of women.
If the top jobs in politics and in business were based on merit and that the cream does rise to the top, then men (generally white and middle class) are a truly superior, talented group. One could argue, and will, that the very existence of this homogeneous power group is actually a sign that there is no meritocracy in operation!
Now back to Obeid.... - NG