Trump cares not one jot about the suffering of these babies or their parents. He just craves attention and this is how he’s getting it right now
I write about all things left-y and feminist-y and every so often try to dispense some advice about parenting, though a casual observation of my children would suggest I'm not best placed to do that. I'm an expert on locating slides and toilets in Central London, which is the kind of thing I've spent six years writing about over on London With a Toddler. Call me a snowflake at your own risk.
If you browse the internet, you’ll find a lot said about introverts. They have their own doodles, they have entire sites
03/04/2018 11:47 BST
If I said “enbala nen sen ampotato sares kopan” would you understand me? No, well I don’t blame you. They’re “alien words
05/02/2018 09:53 GMT
It was never going to be the most comfortable match. A reality TV show where an all-seeing patriarch watches women showering
09/01/2018 16:31 GMT
When will you have those conversations, America? What will it take?
16/11/2017 10:11 GMT
Michael Gove should have watched this a few times before taking all the fun out of school. It's long been the perfect family Christmas film but now it seems it's the perfect film for all year round.
10/11/2017 14:55 GMT
If you've been anywhere on the social media this week you'll have noticed a proliferation of women posting "me too" in response to a call for action from actress Alyssa Milano about sexual abuse.
25/10/2017 14:14 BST
I know, I should probably be concentrating on trying to understand Britain first - we have plenty of problems of our own with Brexit and Boris and backstabbing. But sometimes, it's easier to deal with someone else's problems that face up to your own, isn't it? Which is why I'm trying to understand America but it's hard.
09/10/2017 11:08 BST
Every so often, those kind of weeks come about when you realise just how far we still have to go before we achieve anything resembling gender equality. It's been one of those. A friend wrote a Facebook post on the page of a company that makes shoes and the resulting torrent has been one of foul misogynist abuse.
14/08/2017 11:18 BST
I think I got a bit off piste there but here's the take home. Don't be an arse on social media unless you're 100% convinced it's worth being an arse. If you need to troll someone, refer back to my first paragraph. Trump's on Twitter all the time. Fair game.
01/08/2017 12:15 BST
It's no wonder that Trump doesn't understand our London spirit in the slightest. He was born into money and can't conceive of a world where a bus driver's son could rise to a position where he speaks with authority. But don't start on our mayor, Donald. He speaks for us. And you definitely do not.
12/06/2017 13:48 BST
Belle is a strong female role model for my princess obsessed daughter and her princess obsessed friends. Don't take this away from them by painting her as some weak minded little girl. In a world where a crucial meeting between two world leaders in reported in terms of their calves, we still need feminism. We still need Belle. I wonder why we didn't see it there before.
04/04/2017 15:27 BST
It's the third dress up day this half term which - lest we forget - is only 5 weeks long. It's a constant mental toll on the parents who squeeze a work day around their children's schedules and the threat of dropping all the relevant plates is a very real one.
27/03/2017 15:02 BST
It's so hard to write about this without resorting to cliché so I'll just embrace it instead. It goes so fast. Not when you're in the relentless drudge of sleep deprivation and days pass like weeks. But once they've started toddling away it speeds up like a John Lewis advert and you find yourself organising birthday parties with frightening regularity just so that you can add all those candle-blowing out shots to the turbo-charged montage.
20/03/2017 16:28 GMT
I'm far from sorted when it comes to my thoughts about this whole political situation - my brain starts to shut down when I think too much about the coming apocalypse - but one thing is clear to me. We're on the edge of something monumental. And like that rollercoaster into Bank, it may well leave you feeling nauseous...
23/11/2016 12:46 GMT
Seven-year-olds aren't equipped to cross a continent and then fend for themselves in a makeshift tent. They die, they disappear and all the time smug fasicsts are sitting in their provincial homes posting on Facebook about an immigrant's hoodie looking too clean.
24/10/2016 17:25 BST
Assuming you're not a far-rightist who sets fire to abortion clinics, can I urge you to think and pray about this decision? Trump is not a Christian. He doesn't act like a Christian... So analyse, scrutinise, think and pray. Don't wait and then regret. Don't be on the wrong side of history.
10/10/2016 16:46 BST
In some ways, it's crazy that I have to expand on this post past the title. I will expand, but first let me repeat that - creating safe spaces for women is not sexism. In fact, denying women safe spaces is far more sexist and discriminatory.
19/09/2016 17:21 BST
It's such a familiar narrative that I barely need to go over it again but here is the news - it's July 2016 and children everywhere are obsessed with technology to an extent that we fear for the future. How will civilisation ever function when this generation of socially-deprived, couch-potato tech-heads are in charge?
07/08/2016 22:26 BST
Now, don't get me wrong - there are plenty of things that you can and should do from birth to aid your child's emotional development. Expressing love and affection never goes astray and being responsive to your child's needs is also helpful. But certain disciplines to do with consent and sensitivity are, to be blunt, overkill when you're talking about a newborn baby.
11/07/2016 14:42 BST
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