What Syria used to look like

Syria was once a thriving and beautiful country. I cannot imagine what it must feel like to live under constant bombardment and to see the fear in your children’s eyes while wondering whether every day…

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A Mumsnetter’s response to Paul Mason

On the 7th of November Paul Mason, an author and former broadcaster on BBC’s Newsnight programme and on the Channel 4 news, wrote an article in the Guardian newspaper titled: “Bond traders, Trots and Mumsnetters…

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Attacking the judiciary’s independence is the hallmark of third world status-Brexit ruling

Has anyone found the collective common sense of the country yet because it feels as if it has abandoned Britain over the Brexit ruling? Sitting on the train the morning after the Brexit ruling on…

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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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A plea from a benefit claimant – “I’ve reached the point that I need help from the #foodbank. Something inside me has died”

I came across this blog post and am reblogging it here in the hope that people will be able to help this person out.  For nearly 3 years now I’ve been tweeting about food banks…

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IF MOTHERS COUNTED-Status symbols for the Invisible Art of Mothering

I had the pleasure of meeting Shira Richter, who was one of the visual presenters at the MIRCI conference. Shira uses the power of images to tell feminist/mother-nest stories. She is a pioneer feminist multidisciplinary artist,…

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MIRCI 20th Anniversary Gala Conference 2016 by Victoria Bailey  Held over three days in downtown Toronto – October 14-16 – the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) 20th Anniversary Gala Conference was nothing…

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Understanding the Republican Mind

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If it squeaks like a racist then for F***sake it is racist

A racist comment is a racist comment if it contains an intended slur against someone else, especially against a person of colour. A racist comment often disparages a person’s skin colour or it can be…

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Academic feminism ignores Motherhood

An interview with Dr Andrea O’Reilly conducted by Shira Richter on the launch of Dr O’Reilly’s book ‘Matricentric Feminism: Theory, Activism and Practice’  Dr O’Reilly gave this interview a day before the Gala 20th year anniversary…

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Learning how to be a “good mother” at an Early Years Centre.

Neoliberal Pedagogies of Motherhood:  This blog entry is adapted from a paper that Kinga Pozniak recently presented at a conference on motherhood organized by The Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement. Kinga’s thoughts are universally…

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A Powerful Message from a Pro-Hillary Feminist

Many women are despairing over a Trump presidency which is now a foregone conclusion. There isn’t anything that can be done to change the decision but for one woman change and a fightback will be…

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