The sense that she might actually be flesh and blood is simply beside the point – her career choice, as it were, was to mimic life rather than live it.
Can any emotion be noble if it is has a role in our personal pursuit of happiness?
As the Boomers struggle with super and jobs, a generational war chest is needed for their kids.
Same sex couples didn't want it then, so why now?
Will new technology, like Google glasses, make us more socially introverted, and less likely to notice what happens in our own locality?
Women are underrepresented in the mainstream media - and when they write, it's often informed by lived experience
Intergenerational tension looms as Government's older worker policy whithers on the vine.
A Melbourne doctor has blown the whistle on parents who demanded an abortion - because they didn't want a girl.
Plainly Anzac Day is more important to us all than Australia Day, if attendances at Dawn services are anything to go by.
Because it's racist or short-sighted to care about what is happening in America and not what is happening in Iraq, we actually shouldn't care about any of it?
Perhaps we should cater to another societal group in a similar way, and establish White Fear Day.
On Anzac Day let's commemorate the donkey while we think of Simpson.