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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Top Tips to Stay Safe While Trick or Treating

Top Tips to Stay Safe While Trick or Treating

Top Tips to Stay Safe While Trick or Treating It seems like Halloween gets bigger every year here in the UK (or maybe I’m just getting old!). Trick or treating is a huge part of the Halloween festivities, but what can you do to help you stay safe while trick or treating? I asked some other parent bloggers for their top tips. Visibility Katy from Katykicker.com says “Use a torch so that you can see where you’re going in the…

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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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Why Emma Watson is a Feminist Role Model

Why Emma Watson is a Feminist Role Model

Why Emma Watson is a Feminist Role Model Emma Watson is a feminist role model. She is the reason I’m proud to call myself a feminist. The word ‘feminist’ has become synonymous with ‘man-hating’ in recent years. She called herself a feminist in her speech at the United Nations event for the HeForShe campaign. As a result feminism got a much-needed boost. Acting Career Emma Watson shot to fame as a child actor for her role as Hermione Granger in…

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Sexism in Disney’s The Jungle Book

Sexism in Disney’s The Jungle Book

I was recently horrified to find some really blatant sexism in Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967). It is widely accepted that the traditional Disney Princess films are sexist. In most Disney Princess films, not the more recent, a male character saves a female character from distress. In a bid to avoid exposing ragamuffin to such obvious misogyny I turned to an alternative animated Disney film, The Jungle Book (1967). What I discovered was a more subtle form of sexism than…

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7 Empowering Feminist Quotes for Girls

7 Empowering Feminist Quotes for Girls

Feminism is a great passion of mine (incase you couldn’t tell). I have compiled a list of my favourite 7 empowering feminist quotes. Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like whate everyone else pretends to love – Emma Watson First up on the list of my favourite empowering feminist quotes is Emma Watson. The Harry Potter films and books were a huge part of my teen years; I almost feel like I grew up with Emma / Hermione (her character…

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