#metoo groped at a business meeting

It has been more than a week since the news of the sexual harassment carried out by the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein broke. The scale of his evil acts has become apparent subsequently with more…

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Why I took my daughter to a protest of Playboy

My daughter, Maelo Manning, protesting outside the new Playboy club in 2011 When the Playboy club reopened in London in 2011 I was adamant that my daughter and I would be there together with other feminists…

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Is missing your child’s first day of school a big deal?

Most parents hold the memory of their child’s first day of school quite dear. My daughter started school in 2003 and I still remember every detail of it with emotion bordering on extreme nostalgia. Dropping…

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How did Princess Diana manage to stay sane with all that misogynistic vitriol?

All photos taken from the Diana exhibition currently on at Kensington Palace, London There were many times in the 1990s when I wondered how on earth Princess Diana managed to wake up and go through…

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A mother’s account of coping with her daughter having leukemia one year on

Kirsty, left, with her mother, Dr Janet Chelliah This is a particularly poignant blog post for me. Kirsty is my niece. A much loved darling. Dr Chelliah is my only sister and we have a…

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My mother pride over my daughter’s A level results

My daughter, Maelo Manning, obtained 2 A*s and 2As in her A level exams. Her first choice of university and course has been confirmed. It is to read ‘Philosophy, Politics and Law’ at King’s College London.

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Nick Timothy blames sexism for Theresa May not getting enough credit for her policies

Any woman in any situation is a potential victim of sexism, granted, because sexism is a pervasive sickness that does not respect the woman or her position or her dignity. Having been a victim of…

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The toxic hyper masculine penis centred White House chaos

Apologies for the swear words contained in this post. I am mainly quoting what the White House staff have said.  The extreme levels of hyper masculine toxicity emanating from the White House would register…

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The parents of the Love Island contestants were, well,’normal’

The producers of Love Island staged a coup of sorts when they invited the parents of the remaining contestants onto the show because it was a game changer. The show went from being a voyeuristic visual…

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A man who posts a photo of his ex girlfriend’s vagina in a retaliatory spat is a TWAT

Rob Kardashian is a first class TWAT and a man-child quite obviously for the way he has retaliated against his ex-girlfriend, Blac Chyna, who is also the mother of his child. Rob, brother of Kim Kardashian…

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A proud Mama weekend

If I had a visual to describe the amazing day that I had yesterday, Saturday, it would be of all my Christmas treats for years to come given to me at once while sitting on a Caribbean…

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A letter to my daughter on her last day of school

My daughter finishes the last of her A level exams today. Her school years have come to an end. I am feeling sad but then I have always been a sentimental mush of a mum.…

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