Given my interest in the topic in the past I feel obliged to highlight that yet again there is a conversation happening in the feminist blogosphere about child-free spaces, although I won’t be keeping up with it this time because I have begun to think that it borders on masochism for me to read those threads. My heart goes out to all the good people fighting the good fight, thank you. Plus, honourable mention for this over at Speaker’s Corner and this over at Strollerderby. Dishonourable mention for this over at Jezebel.
P.S. As it happens we’re taking our children to a bar this Saturday afternoon for a friend’s birthday drinks. Not only did this non-parent friend specifically mention that our children were welcome at her celebration, but some bars in Australia, like the one we’re going to, actually go out of their way to be quite child-friendly. Fancy that. So, for once I am glad we’re not living in New York.