Category Archives: feminism

Cultural Femicide on a Sunday Morning

On Sunday after a morning lie-in I wandered downstairs, grabbed a cuppa and idly flicked through the channels on my TV. On every screen I flicked through, out of around 20 ‘favourites, there were only male faces, not one single … Continue reading

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Let’s End Toy Apartheid

Along with several other people, I’ve been doing a lot of work for the Let Toys be Toys campaign lately, which is why this blog has become a little neglected. I did recently blog for the f-Word about the way … Continue reading

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Let Them Play

Last week, (22 -24 Jan), saw the 60th Toy Fair take place in London, but the awards for Best New Toys revealed industry attitudes that remain firmly entrenched in the 1950’s. There may have been technological advances and changes in … Continue reading

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Outer Space is for Everyone, Not just ‘A Few Brave Men’

I’ve mentioned my outer space loving daughter on this blog before and written about how I get annoyed when assumptions are made about outer space being a male domain. An example of this was when my girl brought home a … Continue reading

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Deaths in 2012 – a feminist perspective

Earlier today I watched the BBC’s ‘We Remember’, a tribute show to notable people who died in 2012. It would seem a lot more men than women died last year. I don’t really think that the BBC deliberately chose to … Continue reading

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Let toys be toys

Originally posted on Hiya Maya:
Science is ‘for boys’ apparently I will be on BBC Breakfast Time tomorrow morning as spokeswoman (at least for the day) for an insta-campaign called Let Toys Be Toys. It started on a parenting website…

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