Make up lessons from a savvy 9 year old vlogger-Minnie Mimi

‘Minnie Mimi’ is a young sassy 9 year old vlogger giving make up lessons. She is also my lovely niece and I am proud of her creative nature. Watch this space for more coming your…

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‘Bad Mothers’ are everywhere

Most of us have an internalized picture and an accompanying narrative of what a ‘Bad Mother’ is, ranging from the physical of what she looks like through to what her mothering would comprise of. The…

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Even Playboy Bunnies will grow old one day

The folly of youth is to think that it is a permanent unchanging state of being without fear of wrinkles, bent spines and people laughing at your advancing age. Some of us may remember being…

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“Young people should live within their means”

Young people need to fight more than ever for their future and this in itself is an understatement. Almost every sphere of politics contains a cost benefit outcome for youngsters and never have the stakes…

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A Good Friday prayer by a Liberal feminist mother

Dear Lord, I pray that the sacrifice of your son Jesus Christ will shine a light on the world on how much needs to be done by and for humankind to overcome the hate and…

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‘Mummy looking at mobile’ syndrome

‘Greet your child with a smile not a mobile’ is a message that a school in Longlands, Middlesbrough, has placed on its’ gates. The head of St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Elizabeth King, has stated…

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When a mother is raped while out with her toddler we need International Women’s Day

While we celebrate the victories of women on International Women’s Day let us not forget that there are still reasons as to why we need a dedicated day to raise awareness of the constant dangers…

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Is Donald Trump a ‘father feminist’?

Years ago I worked with an extremely nice man who was in his 60s. He took an interest in my career and would advise me on related matters such as what I needed to do…

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Motherhood, it could be said, is the unfinished business of feminism.

The following is the keynote address given by Dr Andrea O’Reilly, a global scholarly expert on mothering studies, at the MIRCI Gala Conference a few weeks ago.  A full and complete version of the keynote…

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A Screenshot of Racial Hatred Sent To My Daughter

This tweet was sent to my daughter today. It is a startling and stark testimony of the huge barriers that face black people in America who seek racial justice in Ferguson especially

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‘Corporate Feminist’ – ‘The Corporate Grab of Feminism

Feminism has always been a diverse ideological movement comprising different viewpoints such as liberal feminism, radical feminism, socialist/marxist feminism and Black feminism, among others, but all with a shared objective of challenging the patriarchy. The…

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The Domestication of Motherhood

‘The Domestication of Motherhood’ is the title of a chapter in Adrienne Rich’s book, ‘Of Woman Born’. As the summer school holidays approach the relevance of the title becomes more apt for some mothers. There’s…

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