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

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