Glosswitch is a feminist mother of three who works in publishing.
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.
There must be a middle ground between finding menstruation disgusting and finding it self-defining, politically impressive or worth spending half your salary on. It’s just a period. It’s normal.
The far more revolutionary campaign, of course, would be one that wanted boys to be allowed to wear skirts, too.
But why on earth would they want to?
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.