V Day – counter violence against women by fighting stereotypes

V Day – counter violence against women by fighting stereotypes

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possibilities and parallel universes

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I’m alive!

I’ve been thinking about possibilities and parallel universes, Schrodinger’s cat and a physicist called Hugh Everett.
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How do we get more boys reading? (Clue: ‘boy books’ aren’t the answer.)

How do we get more boys reading? (Clue: ‘boy books’ aren’t the answer.)

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A common response to a reasonable question:

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Mixing up my Books

Earlier this year I discovered the brilliant #readwomen2014 campaign and was inspired to add a new page to my blog to keep a record of the books by women that I’m reading this year. I tend to think of myself as someone who reads widely, but as the list began to grow it didn’t take long to realise that it was starting to look like #readwhitewomen2014. Continue reading

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Girl with Sword & Purple Fire-breathing Cat Fight Patriarchy

On International Women’s Day my daughter gave me this picture in which, armed with a sword and magical ‘purple mist’, and aided by a fire-breathing cat with an Ice Tail she destroys patriarchy, (well actually she said they’re fighting a baddie, but that’s how I like to interpret it).

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Why are children’s books still promoting gender stereotypes?

Why are children’s books still promoting gender stereotypes?

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