Glosswitch is a feminist mother of three who works in publishing.
Liberal feminism has painted itself into a corner from which it is very hard to launch a coherent critique of surrogacy.
Birth is painful, frightening and unpredictable, and it is also highly politicised.
It’s not just a case of goodies and baddies, those who get it and those who don’t.
The more men changing nappies, the better, but let’s not kid ourselves that it will liberate women from caring responsibilities.
We live in an age when sincerity is taken for stupidity and cleverness is making sure that no one can ever pin you down.
Bodies matter. Bodies that eat, sleep, care, nurse, love and, yes, gestate. The world, and the sexism that pervades it, doesn’t make sense without them.
Tulip Siddiq, a heavily pregnant Labour MP, was reportedly told by the Deputy Speaker that she had brought “down the whole of womankind” by leaving a debate for a snack.
The trouble is, bodily mess hasn’t stopped and won’t ever stop coming.
A recent study suggesting pregnant women shouldn't take SSRIs (antidepressant medication) is just the latest in scare stories that could harm future mothers.
A recent study into the impact California’s Paid Family Leave has found that men are far more likely to take leave if their child is male and/or firstborn.
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