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To the woman who said I’d ruined her quiet coffee with a friend today

I would like to start by saying ‘fuck you’. But I’m a nice person, and I think it’s about more than that really, so I won’t. So you decided to tell me that my children’s noise and upset and my shit parenting ruined the quiet coffee you were having with your friend. Thanks for that,…

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Getting my body back. It’s not what you think.

I looked in the mirror this morning and as well as looking exhausted and grumpy I also just look so much fucking older than I feel like I “should”. I never wanted to say that out loud, much less write it out loud (and ultimately commit it to social media). But here I am, being…

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“I’m a feminist… we should not be able to use gender or sex to predict the career path somebody will follow…”: Attachment Feminism and Curt Rice

Curt Rice has written for The Guardian about getting girls into science without cliches and eliminating gender bias in business. He leads Norway’s Committee on Gender Balance and Diversity in Research and is a professor at the University of Tromso. He shares his perspective here on gender, parenting and education.   AF: Norway is seen…

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Democratic Education – learning through play, place and natural curiosity

Democratic education builds on the natural desire and capability of children to be curious and learn. It is widely accepted that babies and toddlers learn in their own time without much intervention. The skills that children develop within the first four years of their life are enormous. They learn: – To sit and walk, – To speak…