Glosswitch is a feminist mother of three who works in publishing.
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.
If we really want to “even the score”, as pro-flibanserin campaigners describe, we should respect each woman’s true desires instead of handing over their “dysfunction” to the forces of a market defined by male expectations.
At 37 weeks, I do not look like Kim Kardashian, nor Myleene Klass, nor Demi Moore. Nonetheless, I am proud of my pregnant body, what it stands for and what it does.
As Toni Morrison's Beloved illustrates, maternal love defies restrictions based on the intersection of race and gender, and exists beyond patriarchal rules of ownership.
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