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New Statesman: Breastfeeding is not some cute and joyous luxury – it’s work

There’s nothing emotional or touching about sitting in an office sick room, desperately trying to drain your boobs before the next meeting starts.

New Statesman: We argue over Charlie Gard, but forget those spending whole lives caring for a disabled child

The everyday misery of care work is hidden behind abstract arguments over life and death.

New Statesman: The Gender Agenda: is it possible to raise children free of sexist stereotypes?

A new book charts the many subtle ways boys and girls are treated differently.

New Statesman: Artificial wombs are only three years away – how scared should women be?

Some "men's rights activists" hope that technology will make women obsolete.

New Statesman: If Kate Middleton is secretly using Mumsnet, is she one of us?

Some of the parenting forum discussions have a stressed-out future consort written all over them.

New Statesman: Why is three children too many? The government’s hypocritical stance on benefits

The government is limiting child tax credits to two children. But its policies on the "right" number of children don't add up.

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