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Them That’s Not: Single Mothers and the Welfare System

Them That’s Not: Single Mothers and the Welfare System ( complete film)

Although filmed in 1991 and based in Canada, the film hits home the point that welfare systems have basically not changed sufficiently enough to even begin to reverse poverty in the demographic of single mothers and their children.

VIDEO AND EXCERPT CREDIT

Published on Feb 4, 2014 by Christene Browne

Winner of a SPECIAL JURY PRIZE , Nominated in Best Public Affairs Documentary and Best Original Musical Score
categories at Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival
Winner of BRONZE APPLE AWARD at 25th National Educational Film and Video Festival

 

 

Our beautiful mammal friends the whale

What has happened to society that we as a human race cry in awe of nature, feel deep compassion to the offspring of animals, are mindful and proactive when it comes to habitats and environments, yet are blind and callous to the plight of the loan parent?

 

Parenting without Partners

Mother and baby sperm whale By Gabriel Barathieu see below for further information

Research has shown that whales not only share our kind of intelligence, they also feel the emotions that we feel. They feel empathy and love, they enjoy our applause and presence as much as we appreciate their presence and slap of the tail.

It has been discovered that whales such as the humpback, fin, killer, sperm and grey whales have a particular cell that only humans and apes were known to have.

The cell, known as the spindle neurone, is a specialised brain cell that allows us to process emotions and helps us interact socially. It is the reason why we feel empathy and love, it is the reason we get butterflies when we are nervous and why we are protective of our children.” excerpt credit Whales in Paradise

 

PHOTO CREDIT

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/barathieu/7277953560/) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons(http://www.flickr.com/photos/barathieu/7277953560/) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

FURTHER READING

Whales in Paradise, the first whale watching operator on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Whale Facts from the Whales in Paradise Website

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