DIVERSITY DREAM ALIVE AND WELL IN OUR DOLLS HOUSE

HAS the world gone mad? Closing borders across Europe, Brexit, Trump's presidential campaign, Pauline Hanson, calling every criminal ...


HAS the world gone mad? Closing borders across Europe, Brexit, Trump's presidential campaign, Pauline Hanson, calling every criminal act a terror threat or attack (until you say it's not). I don't know about you, but unlike Sonia Kruger, I am not afraid of people who follow Islam and want to stop Muslims entering Australia, I'm afraid of the freakin' nutters who actually believe that's a good idea.

Sonia Kruger, I'm looking at you with a WTF face. I can't hide it. I welcome debate about how to stop the influence of radical and hateful ideals among often young and vulnerable individuals, but carve out Muslims from our society? Ah. No.

Pauline Hanson, I listen and my face looks like it just smelled three day old fish, and I'm guessing, Pauline, you still know what that smells like, especially with policy platforms that are way older.

Trump. My face is one of disbelief. I'm waiting for the 'boom, tish' of a circus drum kit to let on the whole thing was just a gag. It is a gag, right? No? Sheeesh.

At least where I am, the dolls house is living the diversity dream. Peppa Pig, Pedro Pony a matryoshka doll, a plastic squirrel and frog, a couple of Sylvanian Families bunnies and a Middle Eastern and African family all seem to be getting along fine.

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  1. Oh gosh yes to this! It just seems so mad that people can be so narrow minded. Love that your little ones are being raised to recognise that a diverse community is healthy/inspiring/wonderful/normal...etc

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  2. Oh gosh yes to this! It just seems so mad that people can be so narrow minded. Love that your little ones are being raised to recognise that a diverse community is healthy/inspiring/wonderful/normal...etc

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    1. I think you're so right. We need to have healthy communities that are open to inspiration and wonder. We have to build it together. We really do.

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  3. The world is crazy Katie but thank goodness there are smart people out there such as yourself who can articulate these things so well.

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    1. I'm not sure I can, but it's lovely of you to say so. I get so rattled by it all sometimes that nothing I say makes sense. We just need to invest in our communities and make them places where we can share ideas but also share our common humanity.

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