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Cory’s hit-list: Bernardi’s colleagues who don’t make the grade

Cory Bernardi reckons “traditional families” are best and should be restored to their “prime position” in society. Crikey reveals the Liberal MPs who don’t fit Bernardi’s “gold standard”.

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New Matilda | LINKS|

Lots of gestational carrying on

When Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban announced their daughter had been born via “gestational carrier,” surrogacy suddenly entered the mainstream in Oz. But we also need to examine the potential loss that assisted reproduction brings, argues Zoe Krupka.

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The Daily Beast | LINKS|

Thank god I have two mums

Film-maker Ry Russo-Young tells of growing up with two proud lesbian mothers who fought for their right to have a “normal” family, complete with having to “come out” as straight in her teens.

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Time | LINKS|

Lesbians make better parents

Here’s an article for those who doubt gay parents. Children of lesbians are more likely to have high self esteem, higher academic results and less likely to have behavioural problems than kids with heterosexual parents.

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The Age | LINKS|

How to be a male feminist

Feminism isn’t an abstract idea. It’s enforcing the separation of labour, having a true partnership and not accepting that men should work more because they earn more, writes Damon Young.

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Salon | LINKS|

The gayby boom

How can you be a mother if you never gave birth? Are gay parents the next major cultural phenomena? Why are people scared of gay dads? Amie Klempnauer Miller talks gay parenting.

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Slate | LINKS|

Why Mothers Day sucks when you’re a lesbian

Oh, Mothers Day in a lesbian family, that’s double the fun right? Not quite. Instead, the spotlight isn’t as bright when you have to share it with another mother, writes Erika Milvy.

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Boston Globe | COMPANIES|

Why you should never mix business with family

The history of business is littered with family feuds and silver spoons. Boston Globe offers up 13 examples of why money and relatives don’t mix: deaths, jealously and lawsuits.

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Slate | PEOPLE & IDEAS|

Why siblings drive us crazy but we still love them

The Bible’s first homicide was between siblings, which may not seem surprising as you celebrate the family filled holiday season. But our love/hate relationship with our siblings is genetically programmed. Blame your 50% shared genes.

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The Scrivener’s Fancy | PEOPLE & IDEAS|

My husband’s name is not my name

It’s about time people become open minded about family members having different names, writes Robyn Butler. It shouldn’t matter if you don’t have a middle name, your husband’s name or the same name as your children.

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