Is being a mother of a starving child a political situation?

For days now I have been watching with dismay the scenes of mothers carrying and dragging their starving and dehydrated children into camps being run by international charities such as CAFOD and Doctors Without Borders…

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Marriage as a tool of child abuse

While our daughters in the West play at dressing up to look like a bride or a Princess bride young girls in the Global South are being forced to get married. The practice of child…

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The social construct of disabled women

In the last few weeks I have attended the protest against the opening of the Playboy club and joined the Slut Walk in London. The absence of disabled women at the Playboy protest and the…

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Angry Bunnies Protest London's Playboy Club Opening (PHOTOS)

The child in the Easter Bunny costume is my 11 year old daughter. We strongly object to the merchandis­e sold to children by the Playboy Empire. It comes as no surprise that Hugh Heffner sees…

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Behind the Mask Of Masculinity by GAB

This is a feature I wrote and which was selected for publication for the series ‘Behind the Mask of Masculinity’ hosted by Gender Across Borders at http://www.genderacrossborders.com/ The orthodoxy of masculinity was encapsulated by Thomas…

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty?

The title is not a question on whether he is guilty of the crimes which he has been charged with. The presumption of innocent until proven guilty and all that. Rather, the title heading is…

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Be subjective-Happy Mother’s Day

I am a Motherhood Activist and spoke at an international conference (see previous blog) about the subjectivity of Motherhood. The traits of a good mother are always named as: being a good nurturer, being always…

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Al Qaeda’s Abuse of Women

Osama Bin Laden is dead but I fear that Al Qaeda’s mistreatment of women will still continue. Evidence in the past week seems to suggest that Al Qaeda will carry on the legacy of death…

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UK Mother stabs her 3 Children -why do mothers kill?

A mother poses with her three children, presenting a picture of happiness, but last year she killed them brutally. Today she was sentenced to jail for 18 years. I call myself a Mother Activist but…

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Is Kate Middleton Cinderella?

This piece was carried as a front page feature by www.modernmom.com On the 29th of April 2011 Cinderella will marry her Prince. The British Royal Family will receive the sort of press coverage that we…

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Are you a ‘Helicopter Parent’?

A ‘Helicopter Parent’ is a term used to refer to parents who adopt a parenting approach that has them hovering over their children’s lives almost in an interfering manner regardless of whether the child needs…

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MIRCI in Lisbon – a round up

I can’t believe how time has flown since MIRCI and CRIA held a joint conference on ‘Mothering and Motherhood in the 21st Century: Research and Activism’ in Lison, Portugal on 18 and 19 February 2011.…

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