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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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Deffr’nce: A new concept in gender studies

Years ago, Hollyoaks featured a terrifically annoying character called Kris. He was even more annoying than the usual characters, not just because he couldn’t spell his own name (I’ve known it’s spellt “Chris” since I was, like, five and it’s … Continue reading

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In Praise of Barbie

This is a guest post from Mairi Campbell-Jack; a poet who lives in Edinburgh with her daughter. Mairi blogs poetry at A Lump In The Throat and tweets as @lumpinthethroat. The post originally appeared on DorkyMum. Being a good “feminist”, … Continue reading

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Imperial Haggis Catchers and Beauty Queens: A true story

Spring 1987. I’m in my first year at secondary school. The May Day Carnival is just around the corner. One day all the boys in our year are called into the school hall. It’s time to select who’ll be the … Continue reading

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Woman! Know thy bits!

A post I wrote when musing on the fact that I spent much of my childhood not even knowing what I had down below – and I’m still not sure what all of it’s called! So, I’m not sure what … Continue reading

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Girl children: Crap, basically, experts claim

As well as Smug Mothers Of Girls (SMOGs) I definitely believe we have Smug Mothers of Boys (SMOBs). But hey, the more acronyms for gender stereotyping in parenting the better, right? I recently overheard the following conversation at a children’s … Continue reading

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Where next for the publishers of Prom magazine?

A post from my blog Glosswatch, written in response to spotting a rather terrifying new magazine for girls. It led me to wonder what else we could be doing to “help them” make sense of becoming a woman… Back in … Continue reading

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