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Old Wives' Tales

feminism, motherhood, writing

New Statesman: How a small dot has sent the French language establishment into uproar

But one man turning a group of ten women into a male noun is fine.

What is a man, anyway?

If left-wing men are so appalled by their own privilege, why don't they just become more like women?

Grandparents “risk harming health of children” by indulging them with sweets, fizzy drinks and “some nebulous idea of British sovereignty”

According to research carried out by the University of Experts, grandparents risk harming the health of their grandchildren by spoiling them with fatty foods, sugary drinks and the worst act of political and economic self-harm the UK has ever seen. 

New Statesman: Should the BBC still close the presenter pay gap if lower-ranking staff suffer?

The Daily Mail reports that paying female presenters more means cutting budgets elsewhere.

New Statesman: Hugh Hefner’s influence lives on in his particular brand of ‘feminism’

It’s Hefner’s puritanism – not his liberalism – that’s keeping so many of us in check today.

New Statesman: Ladies! Iain Duncan Smith is extremely worried about this country’s wife shortage

Can you please marry a dysfunctional, porn-addicted man already?

Independent: Stephen Paddock killing people in Las Vegas had nothing to do with ‘toxic masculinity

When ‘being bad’ is what makes you a real man for the purposes of a photoshoot, why should we be surprised when the same applies in real life?

Independent: There is a way to prevent so many teenage girls being depressed – but no one wants to admit it

Pity the girl who’s wearing a bra before she leaves primary school; already she’s ventured over the top, into a no man’s land of groping, cat calls and adult disapproval

New Statesman: Shocked by boys in dresses? That says more about adult gender stereotypes than a kid’s identity

A Christian family took their child out of school because a classmate wore trousers one day, a dress the next.

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