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"What Does His Daddy Think About That Hat?"

It’s just a hat. So why does my son get so much attention for it? It doesn’t have spikes coming out of it or flashing lights like his Spider Man boots. 910 more words

Momma Has Lost Her Mind.

Killing half term

Are you having a lovely half term? Mine is going splendidly, thank you. Isn’t it great? All these free hours and days, and all these bouncy children with simply nothing to do. 498 more words

Superheros and Gender Stereotyping

Last week at the “Life, the Universe, and Everything” science fiction and fantasy symposium, I attended a presentation by Andrew Bahlman titled “Superheros and Gender; What it is and why it matters.”  I enjoyed it so much that I would like to share a condensed version of that lecture here that’s only slightly tainted by my own opinions. 611 more words

Concept Creation

Valentine's Day

Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

My daughter has taken feminism on as her platform. 669 more words

Musings

Heel stuck in pedal: The Patronising smirk, The condescending scowl and The Indifferent stare

Before setting out on any foot on pedal adventures, a bicycle was needed to replace a series of stolen ones and this time I was determined to get the right fit for me rather than the most convenient. 560 more words

Exploring Cambridge

Is laundry only a woman's job? Share the load!

So finally one detergent ad has shown sense and broken the gender stereotyping in its recent ad. It is a good relief from the sight of a beautiful mother smiling at her kids or husband’s dirty clothes to prove she is superwoman washing their clothes to a near impossible white. 179 more words