Category Archives: Gender Diversity

Huggies and potty training: Same old shit

This summer I am about to embark on another potty training odyssey! Way-hey! The summer’s great for potty training, isn’t it? That’s what everyone says, like it’s one great pastoral idyll where children can run about naked all day long, … Continue reading

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So pink is for girls and blue is for boys… right?

This post was originally posted on Butwhymummywhy?‘s blog. Recently I was reading a great blog post over at Lulastic check her out if you haven’t come across her before. The subject was gender and brought up an issue that has … Continue reading

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This means war.

This post was written by @ANewMother and originally appeared in her blog Motherhood and Other Misnomers. It’s Friday! Let’s talk about something light and fluffy, like misandry. It’s my new word. If you want to look it up, I’ll save you … Continue reading

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The gender of parenthood

Originally posted at impeus.com, 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 impeus.com 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 impeus.com 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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Tomboy Tomgirl

When I was ten and soon to be going to big school, I was faced with a dilemma. Skirts. Back in 1983 at Ousedale Comprehensive, girls were not allowed to wear trousers. I hadn’t worn a skirt since the age … Continue reading

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