Hey guys, I didn't write this below but feel it sums up the situation perfectly in Australia right now: "The High Court has denied the appeal against the postal survey regarding same sex marriage and it will now proceed as planned. Be very clear that you know what you are voting on. The postal survey is NOT about the Safe School's Program. That anti bullying Program will be taught in schools should the Federal or State Governments endorse and fund it, regardless of the postal survey result. The postal survey is not about children. Gay couples can adopt, foster, use IVF or a surrogate to have children now. The postal survey result will not change that. The postal survey has no effect on religious freedoms. Churches have always been able to determine who they marry and who they don't and will continue to do so. The postal survey does not challenge "traditional marriage" as there is no such thing. Marriage has constantly evolved over the years. The Bible allowed women to be forcibly married to their rapists or the man who enslaved them. It also endorsed polygamy and child brides. Women used to be traded for a better social standing in society or for money, tools and weapons. Until 1957, a man could marry a 12 year old girl in Australia or a woman could marry a 14 year old boy. A century ago, people of colour could not marry white people. Same sex marriage is just the latest evolution. The postal survey will not affect freedom of speech. Recent debate has gone far beyond "free speech" and has become "hate speech." That is and will always be illegal. The "No" campaign has used deliberate lies and unrelated issues to confuse people into thinking the postal survey has far reaching implications. It does not. You are voting to grant the same respect, dignity, legal recognition and next of kin status to same sex couples; the same thing opposite sex couples have now. Nothing more than that. If you believe gay people deserve the same rights as everyone else, you will vote "Yes." ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ???????????????????????? (Please copy and share)
For some time I've been intermittently crippled with anxiety about the notion of bringing kids into a world that seems more volatile and more uncertain than ever. Are there any other parents out there that have this anxiety that I have about the unknown, potentially catastrophic future that may be in store for our kids? I honestly don't know what to do with these feelings. It makes me want to cry on a regular basis when I read about the irreversible things we've done to the Earth and what it will almost certainly mean for the near future. Scientists are saying we are pretty much at the point of no return now. I was told at a humanitarian event last night that my child's generation will probably not reach retirement age. It took everything I had to squash that thought down for the duration of the evening so that I didn't run home in tears. But according to the smartest people IN THE WORLD, we are hurtling towards terrifyingly unknown territory as far as environmental disaster goes, that any day now we will reach a tipping point like we could never imagine in our worst nightmares. This is dark and horribly uncomfortable stuff (not to mention sickeningly guilt-inducing as far as parenthood goes) to think about, I know. But it's actually fucking happening. So surely it's important not to shy away from it if we are to truly try to do something about it? If it's not too late? I can't be the only person out there losing sleep over this. Please speak up if you are too!
Hey everyone, So...I'm back on the road soon! But in a different way this time. I’m very excited about these upcoming shows as it will be the first ever tour I've done with a full-blown orchestra. I know it's been done before but NEVER LIKE THIS. Okay maybe a little like this but NOT BY ME! Holy moly, these songs are going to sound epic. And as some of you know, my fam and I have been gallivanting overseas for the past few months as I work on new material (which is getting me very amped up in a good way), so I'll be showcasing some of them for the first time during these shows, along with the spectacularly cinematic versions of my older material. It's going to be fun, the venues are beautiful and my very talented friend Ben Abraham is supporting who is quite astonishingly talented. You must see him live. Exclusive fan pre-sale goes live on Friday 12th August at 10am via my website. Check your email for the details and password. Hope to see you there! Missy X www.missyhiggins.com