It’s the –ism That Matters

It’s the –ism That Matters There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be safe but Safetyism is a psychosis (see: The Sickness of Safetyism). There’s nothing wrong with Science but scientism is dehumanizing. There is nothing wrong with being rational but rationalism warps a sense of human ‘being’. The notion of an ‘ism’ infers taking political …

Toilet Roll Safety

Toilet Roll Safety   My eldest daughter has just graduated and has her first teaching work. So, we talk a lot about teaching, learning, curriculum, hidden curriculum, scaffolding, conversion, child development, psychology of learning, ethics, the politics of schooling and curriculum ideas. Last week we were sharing ideas about art and craft and I mentioned …

Safety Hits a Snag

Safety Hits a Snag The media and social media in Australia recently lit up over the overcooked Bunnings directive that sausage sizzle volunteers must place onions beneath the sausages in order to prevent slips and falls in their stores – supported by the trite platitude that safety is their “number one priority”. Funny that Bunnings …

The Bunnings Banger Bungle

The Bunnings Banger Bungle No wonder people think that safety is the industry of stupidity. Oh, here comes the safety nerd, the dork wrapped in orgiastic delight in the myth of hyper-safety. Here comes the risk averse wrecker and fun police worried about petty pissy safety (https://safetyrisk.net/petty-pissy-zero-harm/) whilst real risk (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/real-risk/) remains ignored. Petty pissy …