Category Archives: Feminism

A sporting chance

All the rumours are true. PE has a very small place in the primary curriculum. E has an hour every week but I think some of that must be to get them all changed. So the school encourages them all … Continue reading

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Action, adventure and kick ass heroines

E received a book for Christmas called Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst (yes a descendant). It tells the story of some pioneering women who made changes for the good – including Jane Austen, Coco Chanel, … Continue reading

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Quashing

You may or may not have seen the recent hoo-hah over a picture that Victoria Beckham released of herself and her daughter. If you didn’t, here’s a quick recap. The Beckhams, being uber famous, try and avoid paparazzi (and potential … Continue reading

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Girls just want to have screen time

A few weeks I emailed E’s nursery and asked if they knew why she appeared to be suddenly obsessed with princesses. “Nothing to do with us,” was the reply (though they did give her a book of Cinderella for Christmas) … Continue reading

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Swashbuckling dragonslayers

E and I went tree climbing this weekend. She’s really into it. She’s also not great at it, being quite little, so likes to have her hands held while she finds where to step. But I’m pleased she likes climbing, … Continue reading

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Planting the seeds…

A recent poll among small children found that the majority of them didn’t think Santa could be a female because “she’d get lost delivering all the presents.” Now, I hate to bring you down with my outlook on Christmas, but … Continue reading

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This is me

Sunday is my fortieth birthday. If I believe the cliches, I should celebrate by embarking on a mid-life crisis, panicking about all the things I’ve not done yet and buying a leather jacket in an effort to recapture my youth. … Continue reading

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Little Miss Bossy

The irritating Facebook woman Sheryl Sandberg said the other day that she preferred people thought of little girls not as bossy but as assertive. Which is a fine statement. Bossy is a word that is only used to describe women; … Continue reading

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A natural, zesty enterprise

I’m afraid the time has come – I’m going to talk about genitals. Or rather, I’m going to sound silly while talking about genitals. I’ve been pondering this blog post for a while. E likes to know what her body … Continue reading

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The sage speaks: sort your housework & have sex

I was out with a friend last week, who is getting married later this year, and she started to ask me about the key to a strong marriage and what tips I could pass on. I started to think “why … Continue reading

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