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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The kids aren’t alright

Universal childcare benefits us all, not just parents, says Dotty Winters. How about some AND instead of OR?
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Million-dollar baby

New tax year, new resolutions? Have you always wanted to get your finances in shape? Financial whizz (well, not completely insolvent, at least) Dotty Winters shares her top tips for keeping the wolf from the door.
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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.