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Society’s Harmful Beauty Definition

Society’s Harmful Beauty Definition So this month is all about body image. I ummed and ahhed about whether or not I should write this post. But in the end I decided that I can’t cover body image properly without it. Without discussing society’s beauty definition and how it contributes to body image. Before I go any further I’d like to …

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Review

Welcome to the first installment of my monthly book club here at Raising a Ragamuffin HQ and I’m kicking it off with this Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls review. I have to say that this is probably my favourite book right now in our ever-expanding library. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a book about 100 inspirational women. …

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What is Body Image?

In a culture that seems to be more concerned with how people look than how they think, body image is becoming increasingly important. But what is body image? I lay down the facts in this post. The 2017 Dove Global Girls Beauty and Confidence report was conducted across 14 countries with 5,165 girls aged 10-17. Of the girls surveyed in …

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36 Top Christmas Books with Female Characters

36 Top Christmas Books with Female Characters Christmas seems to be a season dominated by men. There’s the obvious one – Santa but what about Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and the Grinch? I could go on. So in an to restore balance to the force, here is a list of Christmas Books with Female Characters. Classics Babushka by Dawn Casey …

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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┬ácomes down to one thing …

A Woman's Place is in the Resistance

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 …

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 …