Category Feminism

So you think you’re a cool mom?

I worked with a guy who everytime I got my hair cut, told me it was, ‘ a real mammy hair cut.’ It really, really pissed me off.

Short notes on catcalling, and how, yes, it is a big deal actually.

An Irish newspaper published some thoughts from the mind of a middle aged man this week on the issue of wolf whistling and cat calling.

How Feminism Has Left SAHMs Behind – A Response.

This article on ‘How Feminism Has Left SAHMs Behind’ has been doing the rounds on social media the last few days, and I wanted to comment on it pretty heavily since it discusses a few things I have plenty of opinions about. Also, I’m just back off holiday and I haven’t blogged in a while […]

“I hate my knees.” Body positivity and seasonal angst.

It’s so much easier to love your body in winter. Swathed in knitted jumpers, enveloped in oversized cardigans, legs snuggled into cosy opaques. In Winter , I am happy with my body.

Things I learned at Raising Feminists #3 : Sex and Body Positivity

Talking about sex with your children , and promoting healthy body image and good self esteem aren’t the preserve of Feminist parenting. But if feminism is , at it’s core, about equality and respect for all, including oneself, then promoting these positive messages to our children is key.

Women in Leadership – Pulling up the ladder?

Women in Leadership events and initiatives are becoming increasingly common. This is good news, to an extent. That we are recognising the importance of seeing women in roles of power and authority. To make sure it’s not just the middle aged white guys making all the decisions. But something about the focus on women in leadership […]

Complaining about Motherhood is a Feminist act.

Surprise, surprise the Daily Mail published a horribly misogynistic article slamming a number of parenting bloggers who choose to be honest, and possibly a little tongue in cheek, about motherhood as they experience it.

Religion, religion everywhere and not a nun in sight.

If you live in a secular state, and you’re not religious, you probably don’t think about God and the Church and nuns all that much. In Ireland, we think about them all the time. Whether we like it or not.

Please like me, I am nice.

I guess you could say I’m a people pleaser. I don’t like confrontation. I’ll take the easy road. It’s always been important to me to feel liked. Should it be?

Bravery and Solace: Telling Stories 

I want to talk about telling stories. I want to talk about the people who have to share their rawest moments, in order to be believed, or trusted, or given what is rightfully theirs.

Fathers & Feminism: Daddy Pig and Leaning Out

Feminism, at its core, is about equality. In patriarchal society women have been , and are, at a disadvantage. How does this society also disadvantage fathers?

Honest Parenting and Overwhelming Normality

Before this blog turned into a big ol’ feminist party, it started off as a place for me to complain about how hard it is being a mother, but the two things aren’t completely unrelated.