Articles about 'mothers'

What employers can do to keep mothers at work

It's time employers put these measures in place to retain mothers after they've given birth, writes Katie Dickerson

Guest Blogger // 28 August 2018

Categories: Blog

Stop telling me my post-baby body is ‘brave’

Women don’t need to be told that we’re brave for existing in our bodies after giving birth, writes Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2017

Categories: Blog

Pregnancy should be about birth, not body hair

There’s enough pressure on pregnant women to have the perfect birth without the worry of ‘embarrassing’ body hair, writes Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 9 December 2017

Categories: Blog

Changing the world, one mum at a time

Technology needs women as much as women need technology, says Sue Black, founder of #techmums

Guest Blogger // 11 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 surprising news that Shared Parental Leave is only for recent parents

Although many news outlets have reported that only 1% of men are taking up Shared Parental Leave, they fail to note that the majority of men haven't had children in the last year so are not eligible. Megan Stodel tries to make sense of things

Megan Stodel // 11 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Austerity cuts and the impact on mothers

Jane Chelliah argues that austerity measures, based on the belief that people can work themselves out of poverty, are harming both mothers and the future generations they are raising

Jane Chelliah // 31 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Feminist mothering

What is feminist mothering? Jane Chelliah talks about how she realised she was a feminist mother and the importance of recognising the diversity of motherhood

Jane Chelliah // 6 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Dilemmas in feminism

Sometimes there are issues that aren't easy to work out. Megan Stodel discusses why she isn't sure whether to campaign for mothers to be added to marriage certificates

Megan Stodel // 3 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Support for breastfeeding mums in the workplace

Breastfeeding advocate and mum Becky Young on her experience working for an employer who supported her breastfeeding at work, and argues that mothers need more support to manage work and breastfeeding

Guest Blogger // 10 August 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: Orphan Black

Ailsa Bristow watches Canadian sci-fi cloning drama, Orphan Black and finds a striking affirmation of the feminist adage “biology isn’t destiny”. NB: This review contains spoilers for the first three...

Holly Combe // 18 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Me, myself and more

Ailsa Bristow watches Canadian sci-fi cloning drama, Orphan Black and finds a striking affirmation of the feminist adage "biology isn't destiny"

Ailsa Bristow //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Broadchurch

Beth Startin reflects on the ITV drama Broadchurch and finds an important message on abuse that subtly thwarts the conventional assumption that women whose partners have committed terrible crimes should...

Holly Combe // 29 July 2013

Categories: Blog

A slug in her house

Beth Startin reflects on the ITV drama Broadchurch and finds an important message on abuse that subtly thwarts the conventional assumption that women whose partners have committed terrible crimes should have known what was going on

Beth Startin //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Hollie McNish on breastfeeding in public

Laura shares a fabulous spoken word performance by Hollie McNish, who felt she had to breastfeed her daughter in public toilets due to negative reactions from members of the public to her breastfeeding

Laura // 10 July 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

Asylum seeker mother faces eviction after speaking out against G4S

Laura shares an urgent press release from South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group about an asylum seeker woman and her one-year-old who face eviction from their accommodation tomorrow

Laura // 22 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 14 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Double-give: an interview with Alison Bechdel

An initially daunted Sophie Mayer is heart-stunned by the generous, delightful artist and writer

Sophie Mayer // 10 January 2013

Categories: Interviews

New review: Are You My Mother?

In the year Alison Bechdel was born, Random House published a children’s book by P. D. Eastman, titled Are You My Mother? The book documents one baby bird’s search for...

Marina Strinkovsky // 1 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Will you be my mother?

Ania Ostrowska emerges from the jungle of psychoanalytical theory and the garden of literary references to find Alison Bechdel's new graphic memoir quite adorable

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Comics

Extended breastfeeding: perverted or praiseworthy?

Earlier this year, Time magazine put on its cover a young, attractive woman with a three-year-old boy sucking at her nipple. She is breastfeeding him, but the image is still...

Rebecca Clough // 31 July 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Family

Where Has My Little Girl Gone?

Alexandra Roumbas Goldstein questions a book which places the responsibility of counteracting the dangers of sexual imagery firmly on the shoulders of young girls and women

Alexandra Roumbas Goldstein // 9 June 2011

Categories: Books

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