Glosswitch is a feminist mother of three who works in publishing.
Jennie Gray, mother of Ellie Butler, has been widely condemned for her “evil” part in her daughter’s death. But Gray was also a victim of Ben Butler.
New uniform codes are spreading across schools to help transgender pupils. But if we want to be truly progressive, we should abolish segregated clothing altogether.
We can be angry about the appalling case of Brock Allen Turner, just as we have been angry so many times before. But it doesn’t stop men wanting to rape us.
Privately educated people claiming they want job applications to remain “class-blind” are simply endorsing an unfair system stacked in their favour.
Women are encouraged to fight over the "best" way to give birth - but it's just another way to fracture any potential for female solidarity.
From the pilots filing claims against Frontier to Adele at the Oscars, we need to stop being shocked that lactating breasts produce milk even without a cute baby around to suckle.
In the grand scheme of things, being seen as a mere babysitter is less dehumanising than being seen as a mere woman.
In our family, it has given us a small taste of how different things could be if the division between home and workplace were to become more fluid.
Reproductive technology – like that used by the footballer to have children – is not a progressive solution to the way childbearing subjugates women.
When men make statements about breastfeeding, they are making assumptions about where and to whom a woman should direct her energies, with no consideration of the personal cost.
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