Help! I’m a feminist but my daughter wears pink

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Pink owl themed baby booties sit on a pile of folded pink and white baby clothes and blankets behind a headin that says Help! I'm a feminist but my daughter wears pink - Letters to my Daughter

Gender stereotyping really grinds my gears. I celebrated when John Lewis released a line of gender neutral clothes, and looked for forward thinking children’s clothing brands who didn’t make every pair of girls’ shorts the shortest things ever. During pregnancy I swore that my daughter would very rarely wear pink. She would be a tiny bastion of feminism and shirk … Read More

The problem with feminism

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Header image: White background with bold black lines drawn in random straight edged pattern. A pink feminism symbol sits on top along with title in whit text on blue background. (The problem with feminism - Letters to my Daughter)

I know, I know, I’m a self proclaimed feminist parenting blogger, so can I really have a problem with feminism? Well, yes, and I’ll tell you why. I commented on a post about feminism the other day, and I said something like “feminism is great, but it’s radfems that spoil it for the rest of us and give feminism a … Read More

Amazing everyday women: What’s it like to be a female engineer?

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I know a lot of amazing women. The sort of women who are perfect role models for my daughter. Strong, intelligent, confident, capable, inspiring. From engineers to business owners, sports champions to community heroes. These women totally rock, but do so without fame and fortune. They’re people you meet in everyday life, in the supermarket, in the pub, at the children’s … Read More

Woman up! Gender in common sayings

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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