The day my Mum Bluetooth crashed

21 May

When my daughter arrived by emergency C-section, I was smashed on morphine. Even so, holding her felt like the most natural thing in the world. After nine months of literal symbiosis with her, the fact that she was now outside my body didn’t diminish that in the slightest. It was like we had some kind […]

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Why aren’t women having more babies?

13 Mar

Did feminism kill the birth rate? The circumstantial evidence is damning. The ‘Women’s Liberation’ movement kicked off in earnest in the Sixties and Seventies, demanding (among other things) free contraception and abortion on demand. And over the same decades, the fertility rate crashed. This should not be a surprise. Human babies take a long time […]

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Why feminism needs to aim above the belt

10 Mar

When I was at university in Brighton, I used to look after two children of primary school age. Brighton being the enlightened place it is, they came home one day excitedly telling me they knew all about sex, men’s things and women’s things. The boy, thankfully, was more interested in when I was going to […]

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Feminism’s job is far from finished

28 Feb

In 1968, a group of American feminists in New Jersey threw mops, lipsticks, high heels and bras into a “Freedom Trash Can” as part of a protest against the racist and sexist Miss America pageant. The idea was to discard items that symbolised women’s oppression. Passers-by were invited to join in, and at some stage, rumour has […]

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