Dear Daughter: Believe in something

Alice | Letters to my DaughterBlog, Dear Daughter, Parenting & FamilyLeave a Comment

I have some big, sometimes controversial beliefs. I label myself a feminist, and that automatically gets me both cheers and groans depending on the audience (you tend to just look blankly and turn back to watching PAW Patrol). I also champion breastfeeding and a mother’s right to the support required to meet her goals, and to feed her child for … Read More

Woman up! Gender in common sayings

Alice | Letters to my DaughterBlog, Feminism & Gender Issues, Parenting & FamilyLeave a Comment

What happens when you swap genders in common sayings? I’ve been paying particular attention to the language I use recently for various reasons, but one of the things on my mind is the way we use gender in everyday speech. D keeps getting him/her, she/he etc. round the wrong way, and with the prolific gender stereotyping that goes on in … Read More