Old Wives' Tales

feminism, motherhood, writing



Independent: Yvette Cooper is right that women should stand up for Theresa May

I always had a sense of unease regarding the way in which men in particular expressed their personal disgust at Thatcher’s politics. It feels like an excuse for the guilt-free indulgence of misogyny

Independent: When did liberal men start thinking it was acceptable to tell feminists how to be feminist?

Pregnant with my third child, I faced more than one self-righteous male informing me that 'biological sex is a construct.' The arrogance of this is staggering. Every single human being on this planet exists because of the reproductive labour of female bodies.

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