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

Can gender neutral clothes really cause mental health problems for children?

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John Lewis recently announced they are removing gender labelling from their own brand children’s clothing, and removing gender specific signage in their stores. Personally I think this is a fantastic step forward but the internet has, naturally, been pretty divided about it. Scrolling through Twitter however, the complaints that shocked me most were those claiming that this will cause mental health … Read More