Articles about 'parenting'

Should mums listen to the wise ladies that live in their phones?

Online parenting groups can be a source of support but can also prompt competition between mums, writes Kat Arksey

Guest Blogger // 23 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Why we need feminist role models from a young age

Learning kindness and compassion is essential if we want our feminism to be truly progressive, writes Charlotte Wylie

Guest Blogger // 18 August 2017

Categories: Blog

The New Man: becoming a father

Amy Hardcastle praises The New Man, a documentary which doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects which are still taboo in our society

Amy Hardcastle // 9 November 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

How parents oppress their mixed race children

Our monthly guest blogger Nicola points out that mixed race children can face oppression from their monoracial parents, who shouldn't claim expertise around being mixed race

Nicola // 20 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Being a feminist parent of a disabled child

Being a feminist parent of a disabled child reminded Jill about the importance of choice

Guest Blogger // 21 April 2016

Categories: Blog

#FeministParenting

This month, we're focusing on #FeministParenting. Comic artist, Silvia Carrus, tackles some double standards.

Guest Blogger // 23 March 2016

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

That white-skinned girl is my daughter

Jane Chelliah, our guest blogger for March, writes about her experience of raising a child with a different skin colour to her own

Jane Chelliah // 2 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Dressing outside the box

Sara Upton writes about the parents and retailers dressing kids outside the "pink for girls and blue for boys" box, and why the "agender fashion" movement is becoming ever more popular.

Guest Blogger // 17 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 7 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Hospital vs home birth: making informed decisions

Guest blogger Sarah discusses a recent article in the Independent about the perceptions of hospital vs home births

Sarah Flude // 18 May 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

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

Boys will be boys – regardless of their toys

Boys will be boys, goes the well-known idiom. And boy was I reminded when giving birth to one: about how we’d quickly outgrow our one-bed flat, especially with a wild...

Linnea Dunne // 12 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Fatherhood is a feminist issue

Imagine a situation where a woman defies her husband to smuggle political dissidents out of the country, putting her own and his life at risk, but it doesn't even occur to her to ask him to share the household chores by doing a bit of washing up.

gailem // 23 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 17 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

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 1 April 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

New review: Gayby

The ideas about what makes a family and how children enter it have been challenged for years now, and from different positions. Same-sex unions have been made legal in many...

Ania Ostrowska // 10 March 2013

Categories: Blog

This gayby is just for laughs

Megan Stodel laughs out loud at this film about an unconventional parenting arrangement but misses a more serious engagement with the subject

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Health, personal responsibility and guilt: holding mothers to account with ‘total motherhood’

A guest post from Chrissy D about a recent open lecture at Kent University from Joan Wolf, the author of 'Is Breast Best?', on 'total motherhood' and the harmful myths swamping the discourse on parenting

Guest Blogger // 16 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Why should I have children?

Rachel Munford discusses the pressure on young women to have children and the negative reactions she has had from family and friends when she says she wants to adopt rather than have her own

Guest Blogger // 26 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Socially liberal fiscal conservatives, or the definition of an oxymoron

Elisa argues that it is impossible to be both fiscally conservative and morally "liberal" on issues such as abortion rights, gender equality and gay rights

Guest Blogger // 19 November 2012

Categories: Blog

George Osborne vs. single mums

Diane Cawsey on why George Osborne must stop attacking single mums

Guest Blogger // 19 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Attachment feminism

Chrissy D talks about the unsurprising discovery that Attachment Parenting is actually perfectly compatible with feminism

Guest Blogger // 12 July 2012

Categories: Blog

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