Old Wives' Tales

feminism, motherhood, writing



New Statesman: Oprah Winfrey and Carrie Gracie can help turn outrage at gender inequality into wider change

Though both have the power to speak out, their messages are about acheving equality for all women.

New Statesman: How do you separate outrage about Theresa May from misogyny? Quite easily, it turns out

She's not bloody difficult. She's just bloody useless.

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.

Is it really progress when members of the aristocracy use surrogates?

Aristocrats used to pay poorer women to breastfeed their children. Now they can pay them to gestate and give birth to them. Is this really progress?

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