Category: Feminism

5 Top Tips for Raising Kids with a Positive Body Image

5 Top Tips for Raising Kids with a Positive Body Image

5 Top Tips for Raising Kids with a Positive Body Image In a world full of Kardashians and media saturated with photoshopped images the task of raising kids with a positive body image sounds like no mean feat. Society has some pretty rigid rules on beauty and the ideal body shape and size which, for most people, is unattainable. I read some horrifying statistics on the number of teenage girls self-harming, in part thought to be due to worries about…

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What is Gender Neutral Parenting?

What is Gender Neutral Parenting?

What is Gender Neutral Parenting? Gender neutral parenting is a hot topic in parenting circles right now. I read that Paloma Faith has not revealed the gender of her child and intends to raise them as gender neutral. This seems a bit extreme, but I won’t judge anyone for their parenting choices. Choice Gender neutral parenting comes down to one thing – choice. Giving children the freedom to choose what they like and who they want to be. Instead of choosing…

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3 Ways to Raise Feminist Children

3 Ways to Raise Feminist Children

3 Ways to Raise Feminist Children As a proud feminist, I make a big effort to raise ragamuffin with feminist values. I’d like to think that as she grows up that feminism will no longer be ‘a movement’ but will become a way of life. As much as I’d love for that to happen over the next couple of decades I just can’t see it happening the way things are in the world right now. So what can we do,…

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Is Feminism Relevant Today?

Is Feminism Relevant Today?

Is Feminism Relevant Today? Is feminism relevant today? For me, there are so many reasons why feminism is very much still relevant today. I have highlighted some key issues on why feminism is relevant today and is needed more than it has been in a long time. In some countries girls are denied an education because of their gender According to Malala Fund 130 million girls are out of school. There are lots of reasons for this including conflict, child…

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What is Gender Neutral Clothing?

What is Gender Neutral Clothing?

What is Gender Neutral Clothing? I recently had a conversation with my sister which made me think about the question what is gender neutral clothing? We’d both seen a Facebook post from Let Clothes Be Clothes about the Mothercare clothing range My K being marketed as unisex. This collection is made up of almost all monochrome clothes with the odd mustard yellow piece here and there for Autumn/Winter 2017. Sister: Why do those clothes have to be black and white…

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What is Feminism?

What is Feminism?

What is Feminism? The feminist movement has been in the media a lot recently, especially since the presidential election in the USA in 2016. So what is feminism and why should you care? This isn’t actually the post I was going to write tonight, but I needed to get this off my chest. Earlier today I read an article online about an anti-feminist movement where several women were pictured holding signs explaining why they don’t need feminism. This made me…

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7 Positive Female Characters for Halloween

7 Positive Female Characters for Halloween

7 Positive Female Characters for Halloween Do you need ideas for positive female characters for Halloween? Look no further. Here are my top 7 positive female characters for your ragamuffins to dress up as this year. Doc McStuffins There was only one place to start with my list of positive female characters for Halloween. Doc is a big favourite in our house. She is a doctor for toys and stuffed animals, and even dabbles in a bit of veterinary work…

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5 Reasons Michelle Obama is a Feminist Role Model

5 Reasons Michelle Obama is a Feminist Role Model

5 Reasons Michelle Obama is a Feminist Role Model Michelle Obama is a feminist role model. I have so much admiration for her. She has used her position in the Whitehouse and beyond to make a difference to the lives of children all over the world. During her time in as First Lady she set out to address some serious issues both at home in the USA and in the rest of the world. First African American First Lady of…

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3 Easy Ways to Teach Children About Consent

3 Easy Ways to Teach Children About Consent

3 Easy Ways to Teach Children About Consent It’s important to teach children about consent from a young age. Often when people think about the subject of consent they think about sexual assault or rape. We need to teach children about consent before they’re even in their teens. As children they need to learn about body autonomy, forced intimacy and feeling uncomfortable. Use Proper Names for Body Parts It’s important to teach children the proper terms for their genitals. This…

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Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is a book about 100 inspirational women. Written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo it documents the life stories of amazing women at a level suitable for children. Background Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls began life on Kickstarter (a fundraising website for donations to fund creative projects). Over 13,000 people pledged over $675,000 to make this project a reality. This final total smashes the original goal of raising $40,000. Content…

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