Voices

Pramaggeddon

Banning buggies is one thing, says Jess Fostekew, there ought to be places for people to go and not be surrounded by kids. But don’t tell folk they’re still welcome when they quite obviously aren’t.

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.

Let’s teach our kids about consent, freedom and choice

The Tories have once again voted to block reform of SRE to be LGBT+ inclusive. Daisy Leverington calls bullshit.

“Grief is not what I thought it would be”

In November, we had to say goodbye to our wonderful Annie Caulfield. Her sister Jo Caulfield talks about dealing with the grief.

Grey Pride

In her monthly column on ageing, Judith Holder has the January blues. Still, at least she's good with the refunds.

“My official resignation from slimming by committee”

New year, new you? The selling of hope is big business – and none bigger than the business of getting smaller, says Vix Leyton.

Trumpeting the good people of 2016

Good people still managed to make their magnificent marks in the shitstorm that has been 2016. Margaret Cabourn-Smith gives them a roll call.

“It is not a woman’s job to be palatable”

The Woman’s Hour ‘power list’ puts a fictional woman where there should be a real one. Sweet fancy Moses, sighs Fiona Longmuir.

Grey Pride

In her column about getting older, Judith Holder talks about Christmas party frock hell. And food. Lots and lots of food.

We need to talk about… calling it out

As part of our series on sexual violence, editor Mickey Noonan waives her anonymity and calls time on the silence around sexual assault.