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 Post subject: Girls Who Play the Didge Face Infertility...
PostPosted: 11.09.2008, 09:32 
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Edit: After posting this, I saw that there is another post below on the same subject matter, though not this particular bit of news.

I didn't see this news story mentioned anywhere in the forum yet, but have you heard about this issue? A fellow named Dr. Mark Rose has voiced strong reaction to Harper-Collins publishing an Australian version of its book The Daring Book for Girls that gives instructions for playing the didgeridoo. Dr. Rose apparently has called for the publisher to pulp the book, because the didge is "men's business" and women face dire consequences for playing (or apparently even touching) the instrument.

I'm sure there are others here who are much more on top of aboriginal issues, and I'm very curious about your thoughts, but this seems rather over the top to me. It may be that this is offensive to Dr. Rose, but he seems to think this is a universal belief. I note too that the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association of which he is general manager, is far far away from Arnhem land.

You can certainly find this on Google News, but here's one link to Australia's Herald Sun:
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24286572-662,00.html

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PostPosted: 11.09.2008, 09:55 
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Hey Dream Solution,

This thread refers specifically to the issue surrounding the publication of this book etc:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1144

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PostPosted: 11.09.2008, 23:00 
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Thanks for that, Kyle. Andrew Bolt's reply to the news article was both insightful and humorous.


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PostPosted: 12.09.2008, 09:34 
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Hello, Look this is only to be amoung full blood Aboriginal Culture tribes...Not half- cast or none Aboriginal people that claim the right's too the full bloods that are still living in their culture way's and law's.. Respected for the handful of full blood's left today...


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PostPosted: 12.09.2008, 10:52 
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Sorry mate, I can't make out what you mean.


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 Post subject: Re: Girls Who Play the Didge Face Infertility...
PostPosted: 12.09.2008, 21:38 
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I'm no scholar,but I know where he's coming from !!........... and so do you,Ill bet !! :twisted:

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