So, picture the scene, a bunch of pre-teen girls are playing their first national final in a Rugby tournament. It’s 130 miles away from home and only a handful of parents have made the journey to watch. They win one, lose one, and have to win the third to progress out of the group stages. They are out classed and out sized in this final match, but sheer determination and a refusal to give up see them edge into the lead, and their star player is making a run for the try line that will make victory unassailable when she is tackled and falls awkwardly with her opponent on top. Continue reading
So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be both a feminist and a mother, can you really have it all, or does something have to give? Then I got slightly incensed by Katie Hopkin’s latest proclamation that two weeks maternity leave is perfectly adequate, and put pen to paper (well, fingers to keyboard). The result is over at the Huffington Post, but you can click the link below to see it.
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