Glosswitch is a feminist mother of three who works in publishing.
Your friends on social media may scoff, but sharing your experience of raising a child is a feminist, and fundamentally human, act.
This proposal sends the message that care work isn’t just a private matter; it’s an equality issue, and one with which we all need to engage.
I have grown uneasy with the pressure to validate mental illness by analogy with the physical.
Performative bad parenting is clearly a privilege not everyone can afford.
To become a mother is to leap, definitively, onto the side of the carers, with no possibility of turning back.
Gender-neutral language around reproduction creates the illusion of dismantling a hierarchy – when what you really end up doing is ignoring it.
Parents are uniting in their efforts to save the BBC children’s channel CBeebies from being axed.
A false choice between having your child be the oldest in their year or the youngest is no kind of choice at all.
An advertising campaign challenging men to "prove your worth" is being proposed to increase dwindling numbers of sperm donors – will the myth that only "real" men have potent sperm ever die?
We need more mothers in literature, not just to make it more inclusive, but because our perception of motherhood remains so badly skewed.
We notice you have ad blocking software enabled. Support the New Statesman’s quality, independent journalism by contributing now — and this message will disappear for the next 30 days.
If we cannot support the site on advertising revenue, we will have to introduce a pay wall — meaning fewer readers will have access to our incisive analysis, comprehensive culture coverage and groundbreaking long reads.