Yesterday morning, I exited Bond Street tube station and was surprised to see a crowd of people gathered around the Disney Store on the opposite side of the road. Closer inspection revealed that the entrance was being guarded by three Stormtroopers, ahead of the midnight launch of the Star Wars Episode 7 official merchandise. The... Continue Reading →
Sending a gender-neutral message to kids
Dolls and dresses are meant for little girls, while trucks and the color blue are reserved strictly for little boys--at least, that's what some companies would like children to believe. Until recently, you couldn't walk down a toy store isle without noticing the drastic separation between rows of pink toys aimed at girls and blue... Continue Reading →
Feminism Friday: Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model
I have been following the Women With Something To Say series on the Tatty Devine blog with great interest, but today's post really caught my attention. I have been aware of performance artist Bryony Kimmings and her songwriting talent since she performed her hilarious Fanny Song at a cabaret event I attended. After the success... Continue Reading →
Are your life and relationship all planned out?
Do you have a life plan, or are you one of those people who decides to just see where things take you? Are you ticking things off on a list, or are you constantly re-evaluating what you want and need? As kids, many of us plan out our future life - e.g. school, college/university, job,... Continue Reading →
Feminism Friday: pink vs blue
The other day, I found a piece by Belinda Parmar on the Guardian's website entitled Barclays has pinked up its new ad - how lazy and depressing. I tweeted this, wondering when this 'pink for girls, blue for boys' nonsense will end. While most people understood what I was getting at with that comment, a... Continue Reading →
Who is Blush?
I was in Boots at lunch time and spotted, next to the Children in Need collection tins at the tills, some charity pin badges for sale. At this time of year, I expect to see Pudsey's smiling face encouraging me to donate money to this worthy cause, but this time he was with someone else.... Continue Reading →