Tag: Motherhood

The pregnancy diaries: Part Three

Peri- what? Yesterday I lay on a bed in Nervous Midwife’s office while she demonstrated to Señor B how to massage my perinea. This involved my legs being up in stirrups while she aggressively fingered me, and Señor B politely watched. Weird? Yes. Uncomfortable? Strangely no. There’s a matter-of-fact approach to the body in Spain […]

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The Pregnancy Diaries: Part Two

PREGNANCY: WEEKS FOURTEEN TO TWENTY-FOUR I’m a feminist but… I’m a feminist but (#theguiltyfeminist) I’m quite enjoying the fact that people (mostly men) want to lift, move, get and do stuff for me because I’m pregnant. And even though I’m perfectly capable of lifting, moving, getting and doing, I’m accepting all offers because I believe […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’

In our latest book review, we’re casting a critical eye over Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s latest offering in light of her recent controversial comments.

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