Articles about 'children'

Little girls are children too

Megan Potts asks why we put such high standards on young girls but 'boys will be boys'

Megan Potts // 9 August 2017

Categories: Family, Features, Stereotypes

A lesson in victim blaming

If even little girls doing cartwheels are being told to cover up in case they get teased, no wonder victim blaming is so ingrained in our society, argues Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 15 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Transgender children exist and they need our help

We need to change the dangerous narrative that all children are cisgender and heterosexual and that the supportive parents of transgender kids are abusive or pushy, argues Mia Violet

Guest Blogger // 29 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Stop sexual harassment in schools

The Women and Equalities Committee has reported alarming levels of sexual harassment in schools. Charlotte Davies calls for action

Charlotte Davies // 21 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Mum sex – lie back and think of casseroles?

Let's put an end to tired, retrograde and dangerous ideas about 'mum sex', argues Ellie Hutchinson

Guest Blogger // 7 October 2016

Categories: Blog

The F-Word stage blog: July 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in July

Lissy Lovett // 15 July 2016

Categories: Blog

The ungrateful feminist

Our guest blogger for May, Molly Arthurs, is frustrated by the ways in which women and non-binary people are treated when exercising their rights and making choices

Molly Arthurs // 28 May 2016

Categories: Blog

Oh Rose, thou art sick

Deborah Nicholls-Lee argues that too much pink may be bad for your child

Guest Blogger // 30 November 2015

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

Doctor Foster: an apologia for domestic violence?

The BBC TV series Doctor Foster has gripped viewers for five weeks. But it contains some disturbing take-home messages, writes Cath Murray

Cath Murray // 14 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

How (not) to talk to people with endometriosis

Kerry Campion draws up a helpful list of things you should avoid saying to people who choose to share their diagnosis of endometriosis or a similar condition

Guest Blogger // 14 May 2015

Categories: Blog

“Protecting the life of my child”

D H Kelly has a look at Louis Theroux's recent documentary, focused on the experiences of transgender children and their parents, and considers whether the programmme does justice to their stories

D H Kelly // 26 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

The cost of free childcare

The Conservatives launched their manifesto yesterday. If they win the election, the party pledges to give parents 30 hours of free childcare. It seems like a great woman friendly policy enabling them to work and have affordable childcare. But I disagree.

Shiha Kaur // 15 April 2015

Categories: Blog

The revolution will not be pinkified

Is it too much to ask for women's bikes and cycling accessories in colours other than pink, asks Liz Smith? And while we're at it, let's get the same specs available for the same price

Liz Smith // 11 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Addressing the root cause of Rotherham

When crimes are committed that are based in patriarchy, it's the system and culture that needs to be addressed, writes guest blogger Mag the Blag

Mag the Blag // 31 August 2014

Categories: Blog

All grown up and still no kids

After reading Abigael Watson's recent blog, Liz Smith wrote a response, telling her experiences as a 32-year-old woman who continues not to want children

Liz Smith // 17 August 2014

Categories: Blog

The mother of ambitions

Abigael Watson doesn't want to have children. It seems society finds that a difficult message to digest

Abigael Watson // 16 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Can you be half hearted when trying to avoid gender stereotypes?

Guest blogger Sarah muses on avoiding the gender stereotyping of children, the equal division of work around the house, and the will to do *something*

Sarah Flude // 5 May 2014

Categories: Blog

Creating a Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model

Charlotte finds That Catherine Bennett Show as inspiring for a woman in her twenties as it is for tweens

Charlotte Rowland // 27 February 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: a reflection and celebration

Rani outlines the progress that has been made in tackling FGM in the UK and Africa and considers what more needs to be done to end this form of abuse

Rani // 6 February 2014

Categories: Blog

A new page in the violation of mentally ill and pregnant people

A woman was sedated and underwent a caesarean against her will, as ordered by social services. Quinn discusses the issues surrounding pregnancy and mental illness.

Guest Blogger // 1 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Nervous: when boys think sexual assault is a game

Kate Ledger recently came across a particularly disturbing form of sexist behaviour in the classroom that reflects worrying attitudes towards girls and sex in our schools. Here she outlines the problem and how she and her colleagues have responded

Guest Blogger // 16 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Raising a boy

Becky writes about the challenges associated with bringing up a boy in a world full of misogyny

Becky Brumpton // 20 April 2013

Categories: Blog

“Choose Your Midwife” Protest – 25th March

Independent midwifery will essentially become illegal in October of this year, impacting on women's reproductive freedom. Amity Reed explains what you can do to stop this happening

Amity Reed // 19 March 2013

Categories: Blog

So when IS the right time to come out as trans?

Boldly Go considers the way trans* people are expected to present their gender and identity by a cissexist society, in light of the story of a trans girl being denied access to the girls' restroom at school in the US

Guest Blogger // 18 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Fight the bedroom tax

Laura explains why we should all be protesting against the bedroom tax on Saturday 16 March

Laura // 15 March 2013

Categories: Blog

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