How many guns are too many guns? What’s wrong, what’s right, and why it matters.

By Ruth Limkin I’m intrigued. Today I read the following statement by a NSW Greens MP, David Shoebridge, “It is simply wrong that individuals can accumulate an unlimited number of deadly weapons with next to no scrutiny.” Shoebridge is introducing legislation into the NSW parliament to limit the number of guns that can legally be owned. It seems the magic figure is three, although why he … Continue reading How many guns are too many guns? What’s wrong, what’s right, and why it matters.

Cotton On, porn isn’t acceptable

Published in the Courier Mail 18 Jan 2012 By Ruth Limkin Australian students gained a brand new case study on business ethics and public relations last week. Typo, the stationery store owned by Cotton On, had a back to school sale but customers looking for school stationery were also confronted with a “Porn is my Saviour” travel mug. Typo also had an A4 notebook with … Continue reading Cotton On, porn isn’t acceptable

Things Typo taught me this week

What an interesting week it’s turned out to be, far more so than I would have guessed. After a week of ignoring customer complaints – including mine – Typo have finally, happily, emailed me. A spokesperson from their parent company, Cotton On Group, said: “I can confirm we are undertaking a voluntarily withdrawal of the below products- Campus A5 notebook / BULLSEYE Iphone sticker / BULLSEYE … Continue reading Things Typo taught me this week

Dear eight year old girl. I saw you in Typo.

By Ruth Limkin Dear eight year old girl, I saw you three days ago but never got to meet you. We were both in Typo. I was there to talk to the store manager. I imagine you were there to buy stationery. After all, Typo had been advertising a back to school range. I ended up pointing you out to the store manager. You see, … Continue reading Dear eight year old girl. I saw you in Typo.

Very, very good news

By Ruth Limkin News. There’s been plenty of it over the last week. I’ve had lots of really good news in a professional capacity. A complex, time sensitive and compliance dependant project was completed successfully and on time.  Key volunteers and supporters have been added to the team for another portfolio, along with some needed financial support. Personally, there’s been lots of good news as well. … Continue reading Very, very good news

“Why are you doing this to me?”: The anguish of a 6 year old

By Ruth Limkin Warning: the following is hard to read. Don’t plunge into this post without first readying yourself to do so…. Her name is Srey Pov.  When she was 6 years old, she was sold to a brothel. The brothel owners spread her legs apart, tied her naked to a bed, and sold her virginity  to a Western man. Recalling her rape that night, … Continue reading “Why are you doing this to me?”: The anguish of a 6 year old

The secret santa present that nobody wanted

By Ruth Limkin There’s always one. Whenever there’s a secret santa, there’s always one gift that no-one wants. When it gets opened, the person who chose it has that “I guess I need to look happy anyway” look on their face. Everyone watching the gift being opened breathes a sigh of relief, grateful that they didn’t end up with it. Such was the case this … Continue reading The secret santa present that nobody wanted

Weeping softly: why we should never abandon women

By Ruth Limkin The tragedy is almost too much. Perhaps it actually is. The heartbreaking news from a Melbourne hospital detailed an abortion that took the life of a healthy twin at 32 weeks gestation. It had been meant to take the life of the twin whom doctors had diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. The article read: A friend of the woman said the … Continue reading Weeping softly: why we should never abandon women

Why ‘Occupy’ is making the 99% poorer

By Ruth Limkin Last night I sat with a group of business people and we strategised about how to help the poor, and expand programs which are feeding the disadvantaged. It was a great meeting, and I was encouraged at the generosity of people who want to make a tangible difference. The meeting was a part of what I’ve been doing to try to raise … Continue reading Why ‘Occupy’ is making the 99% poorer