‘Orphan’ – part of feminist mothering poetry collection

‘Orphan’ is a hauntingly beautiful poem written by Blas Falconer and is taken from ‘Borderlands and Crossroads’. Blas is an acclaimed poet who has won a number of awards including the ‘Maureen Egen Literary Award’, the…

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It only takes one woman and on ‘Today’ it was Jo Swinson

Jo Swinson, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat party, was interviewed on the Today programme by host John Humphrys. At the end of the interview Jo challenged John Humphrys about whether he had apologised to…

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We have the vote so why do we worry about silly things like school cake days?

In the 1950s the American baking company, Betty Crocker, introduced a baking mix to make women’s lives easier. Rather than source the ingredients from scratch the company thought that a one-box solution would sell like…

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‘One Photograph’ – feminist mothering poetry about the Holocaust

‘One Photograph’ is a hauntingly beautiful poem which reminds us about how the Holocaust is made up of micro individual stories. In this case it is about a mother and a daughter. Grief is invoked…

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The sense of entitlement by the President’s Club members was class based

On the 19th of January a group of men described as being of a certain calibre and dressed up like Penguins filed into one of the most expensive hotels in the country feeling mightily pleased with…

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