The Bauhauswife Blog — Family Culture

Yolande Clark
How I "Manage": Kids, Trolls, Fools, & Eisenstein's Latest Essay

How I "Manage": Kids, Trolls, Fools, & Eisenstein's Latest Essay

People ask me all the time, how I “manage” with all these kids.  * Sometimes the question is posed with a very obvious tinge of distaste—with an almost perverse fascination with our apparent freak show, and as though the query is going to elicit from me some delicious tidbit of insight into my particular brand of insanity. (A waiter, recently, remarked rather cool-ly, “whoa, your family is crazy…” Hm. No thank you. While it’s true that we have big energy, we also rack up a fairly hefty bill when we eat out, and I love to tip, but not for...

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Yolande Clark
Leaving Home, Wearing Masks

Leaving Home, Wearing Masks

  My family and I recently left Canada under stressful circumstances. We're now living in the tropics for the time being: worldschooling, learning Spanish, writing, loving, connecting with other people and families, and working to support freedom of thought, speech, and bodily integrity as much as possible.    I never could have possibly guessed—as recently as eight months ago—that I would end up experiencing threats of violence and even death, for speaking what I believe to be true--let alone that the majority of human beings on earth would be compelled to cover their faces when moving through the streets.    But in retrospect, the...

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An Infant's Anguish is Not Entertainment

An Infant's Anguish is Not Entertainment

Picture this: The photograph of a person, completely naked, genitals exposed, lying on a hospital bed, arms outstretched in supplication, with an expression of terror, anguish, agony, and sadness on their face, and tears running down their cheeks.   I hope--and I believe--that there isn’t anyone out there who wouldn’t immediately see this as evidence of an individual in a state of profound pain.   Would it be acceptable to share such a photograph publicly, or on Facebook? Or would this be seen as unspeakably cruel, inhumane, humiliating, and wrong? I wonder why it is that it's considered not only acceptable, but often cute,...

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