Glosswitch is a feminist mother of three who works in publishing.
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.
Jack the Ripper was not the only man to see women as meat; he merely took this to its logical conclusion.
How George Osborne's two-child benefit limit is making building a family into a class issue.
The problem with ordinary PSHE lessons is that boys are still given a free ride in terms of consent.
There is a pervasive sense that women politicians are more “real” and “normal” if they have children – a standard that is never applied to men.
Dress your baby in pink and people will see a temperamental prima donna. Dress him or her in blue and they will see a boisterous little chap with a fine set of lungs.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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