Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Andrew Bolt, Munther Fahmi

When I mentioned in an aside the other week that husband and I had been to Melbourne’s high court to see Andrew Bolt get a hiding, I hadn’t realised what … Continue reading

April 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Books for the child-free

I promised this ages ago. It’s a response to some of the comments and emails I got from child-free women who obviously felt alone and isolated, or who had simply … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · 3 Comments

Being Childfree in Australian politics

A couple of weeks ago some woman from America got all whingey with me on Twitter for using the word ‘childfree’. Apparently it’s not nice to use the word childfree, … Continue reading

February 8, 2011 · 4 Comments

"I don't want kids"

A couple of days ago, one of the search engine terms that someone used to get to my website was “I don’t want kids.” I found it rather plaintive, and … Continue reading

January 24, 2011 · 18 Comments