Author Archives: impeus

About impeus

An interrupted gamer, perusing local art or alternative events while pondering gender, parenting, neurobiology, language and child development. Into LEGO, gaming, good beer and tasty food, but mostly just wittering on about my daughter.

The gender of parenthood

Originally posted at, this was written in August 2010 whilst I was pregnant with my (first and only) daughter. The proliferation of “mother and baby” clubs gets to me sometimes. Its as if fathers don’t exist. I could understand … Continue reading

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Girlie pink crap is bad for boys and girls alike

Originally written in September 2011 on The Telegraph recently published an article about girls preferring pink from age two, which my twitter feed buzzed briefly about. This is the kind of thing I’m interested in, trying to bring my daughter … Continue reading

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Secret sex – the myth of the gender neutral childhood

Originally published on BBC Breakfast on Monday 23d January* featured a story about Beck Laxton and Kieran Cooper, parents of Sasha whose gender had been “kept secret” in order to “avoid stupid stereotypes” and increase the chances of experiencing an … Continue reading

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