My Opinion on…Everything…

As you are no doubt bored to death about hearing, I am still undertaking the SITS 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge. My day 19 task is to write an opinion piece for my blog. As I have an opinion on just about everything I thought it would be best to list just some of them here lest I offend all my lovely readers at once…

My opinion on everything -

Here goes – my opinion on 5 big ticket topics:

1. I support gay marriage and hope that some day, in the not too distant future, gay and lesbian couples have the same right to marry as anyone in a heterosexual relationship. As a sane logical, pragmatic citizen, I am quite bemused that this is still a matter of debate for our major political parties, when it makes so much sense and would address a blatant injustice in our society.

2. I believe in vaccination against preventable diseases. I know that vaccination does not lead to autism. I feel absolutely sickened as I think of all the potential complications that could come to defenseless children because of a misguided distrust in vaccination by their parents. As a parent of a child with autism, I am blessed to have him with all his challenges and gifts and would not change him for the world.

3. I think we should show compassion to asylum seekers and stop politicising this issue. We are talking about real people, real children, real families, fleeing from unimaginable horrors. There is no excuse for us to sit back and talk about allowing people into our country on our terms. Please show some compassion to those in desperate need of it, instead of making their lives even harder to bear.

4. I know I could never be a stay-at-home mum. As much as I grumble about the stress of being a working mother, I need to work to be me. I can’t imagine myself not working and sometimes I do feel guilty about that choice. But I know I am a better mother for having something for me that’s outside the home and I try to make the most of the time I have with my kids before and after work.

5. I am not a fan of advertising on blogs. I still haven’t made a final decision on whether I’ll ever host advertising on my blog but I am leaning against it at the moment. I want people to come to my blog to read my free and random thoughts on anything and everything. I don’t want to lure people here by holding a giveaway or being locked into writing a post for an advertiser. Admittedly there are some perks that would be cool (sponsorship to blogging events, free stuff to try, etc) but I am not yet sure whether the perks outweigh my other concerns…

For those of you still here and still willing to read my blog, I thank you. I don’t often jump up on my soapbox but please bear with me when I do. There is often a very good reason for my rants!

What issues get you hot under the collar? Do you have strong opinions that you’re willing to share or do you prefer to keep them to yourself? Don’t be shy!

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12 Responses

  1. Hi Kirsty,
    I applaud you for voicing your opinions. I also admire how you have stuck with the SITS 31DBBB, but that’s another subject!
    It’s important to have your views out there. It helps people see that no one fits into a narrow category, such as all parents of autistic children believe x, y or z. This makes us actually think and also makes us more tolerant because we can’t use narrow labels.
    Having said this, I haven’t done any strong opinions on my blog! It is a struggle. But you have inspired me. And for that I thank you.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Donna. I can sometimes be such a fence sitter on some things and I never want to offend anyone but I do have opinions and I shouldn’t be afraid to voice them. It was actually quite cathartic to write them down, I felt really good after writing this post so I can totally recommend others doing the same! Thanks for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it!

  2. Hey Kirsty,

    I thought you might find this link useful. It’s a really great resource for parents with autistic children. Let me know what you think =)

    • admin says:

      Hi Jamie, thanks for including this link – I did find it very useful and am now following the site on Facebook. There is so much information out there that it is great to see them try and put it all together for Australian parents in the one location – thanks again for letting me know!

  3. Clare says:

    I’m with you 100%! It’s nice to have a buddy with the same ideologies. It’s a rare thing.

    • admin says:

      Hey, hey, hey! That’s why we’ve been friends for too many years to publicly mention here! Thanks for reading and glad we’re on the same page (so to speak!)

  4. Jessie says:

    Nice post to share more about yourself as a blogger for someone new visiting.

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Jessie, I did enjoy writing this one! I am working on sharing more of myself, which is a bit of a challenge for someone as protective of their family’s privacy as I am…but I’m slowly finding a bit of a balance. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, very much appreciated!

  5. I have to say that I pretty much agree with all of these points. Have you gone on to write more opinion pieces since the 31DBBB? Thanks for Rewinding x
    MultipleMum recently posted..Weekend Rewind – The opinion post edition

    • Kirsty says:

      I’ve done the odd opinion piece since (Apparently Autism and Beauty Pageants Don’t Mix is probably the most notable) but I’m not a controversial person by nature so I don’t naturally gravitate to opinion pieces. But I’m about to embark on the 31DBBB in November with Digital Parents so I’ll have to write some more, I guess!

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