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First-world problems: parenting

As a mother, I find myself having to take a stand constantly in matters big and small. In some areas, such as nutrition and hygiene, popular opinion is on my side– my struggles are confined to finding ways to get and keep Bee on-board. 598 more words

Reminiscing

W H Smith's: Enforcing gender stereotypes for generations; Or, actually some girls really don't like pink.

I went for a trip to town at the weekend; I needed some canvases and to look for a job. All very boring, but something I saw while in the shopping centre irritated me. 413 more words

Other Writing

Mardaani

I have always had strong opinions. I love things and I hate things. And I hate this one word in the Hindi language, ‘mardaani’ (meaning manly in English). 590 more words

Being A Woman

You'd "drift off," too, if you got a feminist harangue when you tried to be helpful

Wouldn’t you like to strike up a conversation with Soraya Chemaly?

Last week as I sat in a cafe, a man in his 60s stopped to ask me what I was writing.

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Feminists

Letting Kids be Kids: Gender Stereotyping and Clarks Shoes

Here’s the email I’ve just sent to Melissa Potter, Chief Executive of Clarks Shoes, in reply to her letter to the #letshoesbeshoes campaign which was launched at change.org. 352 more words

Linkedin

Glamour, trans politics and the outrageous idea that adult human females might be people

It was the free eyeliner that did it. After over a year of avoidance I caved in and bought a copy of Glamour and yes, it’s as rubbish as it ever was (but “hey, it’s okay if your new sandals require strategically placed plasters to be wearable”. 912 more words

Feminism

Boy or girl? Why not have a stereotype instead?

I knew my sons were boys four months before they were born. For each, a penis was visible on the twenty week scan. They were not, shall we say, “modest”, which is just as well, because I wanted to know in advance. 885 more words

Feminism