Dotty Winters

Dotty Winters

Nascent stand-up, fan of fancy words, purveyor of occasional wrongness, haphazard but enthusiastic parent, science-fan, apprentice-feminist.


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All tied up

Women’s dress codes are in the news at the moment but for heaven’s sake, asks Dotty Winters, will nobody think of the men?
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Period dramas

Periods are no longer a taboo subject, says Dotty Winters, so why are we still not making jokes about them on telly?
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Save the homo vanilla gravitas

White men are* becoming extinct in the boardroom. Break out the bamboo shoots, Dotty Winters has a plan for their repopulation. *They’re not.
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It’s your party and I’ll cry if I want to

Parties have always been Dotty Winters’ kryptonite but this time she’s fighting back.
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Brit Awards live blog

The Brit Awards 2017 will be the small screen selection of millions tonight as we all tune in to see who gets to add a distinctive statuette to their mantelpiece. Dotty Winters is beside herself. You might say she has the Brits. Join her from 7.30pm.
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Because we’re worth it

If Dotty Winters hears the word ‘meritocracy’ one more time she’s going to stick your unicorn where the sun don’t shine.
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I Make the Best… Haggis Nachos

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. For Dotty Winters, Burns Night isn’t Burns Night without this little belter.
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Breaking dad

The charity Working Families has warned that we’re in danger of creating a fatherhood penalty, which is why we need to stop talking about mothers and fathers and talk about parents instead, says Dotty Winters.
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Present and incorrect

The idea of school attendance rewards is leaving Dotty Winters less than 100 per cent enthralled.
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Spread a little happiness

Marie-Claire Ashcroft is a Happiness Ninja. Dotty Winters isn’t sure what that is but she wants one.