Why no woman should want to be referred to as ‘female’

Our cultural norms are generally something we don’t give a lot of thought to, but when they affect 50% of people’s everyday lives, without us realising, then it’s time to stop and reassess. I’m currently reading Cordelia Fine’s excellent book Delusions of Gender and she talks eloquently about the loaded nature of the words ‘male’ and ‘female’. Essentially, as soon as someone […]

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Why kids make us smarter

We were walking down the high street yesterday when we passed a group of Free Palestine protestors. My daughter naturally asked what they were doing. Perhaps foolishly this lead me to try and boil down the Palestine/Israel history into something that wouldn’t make my 8yo switch off within 30 seconds. Shortly after sidestepping the Balfour declaration, I started to consider […]

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