Baby blues (and pinks): Queer pregnancy and the gender stereotypes that litter the way

They ask: "do you know what you're having?", I reply: "A baby!"

By Jules Stapleton Barnes

The journey to creating a family has been a long and precarious one. Hopes have been enthusiastically stacked and tapped like sandcastles and have been just as easily washed away with tides of disappointment. Over 5 years of IUI, IVF, subsequent egg transfers and a family bereavement, my partner and I found comfort in the notion that regardless of how it happened, we would one day welcome a baby into our lives.

Being a feminist mum to boys

I’m going to let you in on a little secret – being a strident feminist mother of two small boys is exhausting.

By Ella Duncan

I am a mum of two small boys and I consider myself to be a strident feminist.

I know this because I once went to see Caitlin Moran give a book reading, during which she made us all stand on our chairs and shout “I AM A STRIDENT FEMINIST” at the top of our lungs and we all fell over and it was very funny and empowering. Having said this, I’m going to let you in on a little secret – being a strident feminist mother of two small boys is exhausting.

Write a Blog for us about children and gender stereotypes!

We are looking for blogs about personal experience of Talking Gender on gender stereotypes and the harms they can cause in children.


Who we want to write

We are looking for people who have children or who work with children (in nurseries, early primary schools, and as child minders) who agree that gender stereotyping is harmful to children.

Gender Friendly Gifts for Wee Ones

Have yourself a gender equal christmas!

A guide for last-minute, Christmas-tired, parents and family

It’s that time of year when parents can be swamped by pink and blue presents. As the mother of a wee three years old boy (who’s birthday also happens to be Christmas day) who loves pink and rainbows, getting barraged with angry toy cars and action men can be tiresome.

Women’s News round-up: 12 months of gender inequality coverage

In the run-up to our annual Write to End Violence Against Women Awards, we have created a short summary of all the biggest women’s news stories over the last 12 months.

Picture of 5 Write to End Violence Against Women Awards Trophies

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