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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 The orthodoxy of masculinity was encapsulated by Thomas…

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…

Indian women, divorce and the ring of the mobile phone in Punjab

The scale of patriarchal ideological domination never fails to astound me but this reached new heights when I read about a communique delivered by the Punjab State Commission for Women, India, advising newly married women…

Be subjective-Happy Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day take stock of what it means to be a mother. Spend some time thinking about what it means to you. Is it all about your children or has becoming a mother opened…

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…

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…

Is Kate Middleton Cinderella?

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

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…

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.…

MIRCI Portugal 2011

After months of looking forward to this conference I can’t believe that it is almost upon us. I will be speaking on the second day of the conference (19/2) in the morning on a subject…

Children Need Thinking Time

Children’s lives have become, in short, a verb. ‘Do this, do that’ is the constant command ringing in their little ears. Homework has to be done by a certain time. They have to be in…

Stop Waiting: A New Day for Learning

Learning starts at home. The sooner ‘learning’ is seen as a pervasive process that begins at birth the more adept we will become at producing well skilled children to take up the challenges of formal…


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