Old Wives' Tales

feminism, motherhood, writing

New Statesman: So the Cat Person short story has made straight men feel uncomfortable. Good

A story in the New Yorker offers an unforgiving look at the ways gender makes victims of us all.

New Statesman: So when is it okay to mention labour to a pregnant woman?

Labour MP Tulip Siddiq’s reminder that labour hurts was not interpreted positively.

Quiz: Do you have a male or female brain?

Is yours a manbrain or a ladybrain? Find out with this simple quiz!

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?

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