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Thursday 31 July 2014
Arts Books Culture

lip lit: reservoir dad

Catalina Bonati
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Feminism. Proudly screwing up gender roles since the seventies. Generally, when we hear about the subversion of gendered tasks, most narratives are from women taking on masculine roles. There aren’t many accounts of men taking on roles that traditionally belong to women – but new memoir Reservoir Dad by Aussie blogger, Clint Greagan, who is a SAHD, tells all….
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Wednesday 23 April 2014

in brief: magazine cover featuring a breastfeeding mum is banned from newsstands

April Glover

American parenting magazine Hip Mama has released their latest print issue with an image of a woman breastfeeding a child, resulting in newsstands banning the cover due to its apparently explicit nature. The issue, which is to be released on Mother’s Day this May, features Barcelona-based artist Ana Alvarez-Erreclade breastfeeding her four-year-old child whilst wearing…
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Friday 15 November 2013
News World

in brief: should there be a cash incentive to breastfeed?

Danielle Scoins
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  In an effort to combat low breastfeeding rates in some poorer areas of Britain, new mothers will be entitled to receive government benefits pursuant to a new trial program. The pilot stage of the program is to operate out of the lower socio-economic areas of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire in England. Under this scheme,…
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Monday 11 November 2013
Feminism Life Opinion

pregnant and fired: unpacking workplace pregnancy discrimination

Yalei Wang
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The perennial problem for women in the workforce : For love or money? Why is this a problem more so for women than for men? It’s the fact that women will always be thought of as the most capable and “natural” care givers to young children. Some dogmas just don’t die. Until the attitude that…
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Tuesday 17 April 2012

lip lit: gin and juice, the victorian guide to parenting

Freya Tomren
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My older sister is pregnant, and I’m ridiculously excited. It’s the first time I’m going to be an aunty, so I’m already going weak-kneed at the sight of baby mittens. Mittens! So babies don’t claw themselves with their insanely, tiny, perfect fingernails! And don’t even get me started on minature Converse sneakers, they just about make…
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