Category Archives: Gender

Unsettling the choir: ‘Scars Across Humanity’ by Elaine Storkey

Soft rain pattered on the pavements outside and I tucked myself in closer to my corner table. In a very plain cafe in a small Scottish village, a friendly, roundish woman shuffled over with my homemade pea and ham soup … Continue reading

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To the man who followed me off the tube.

I’ve got no idea what you wanted from me. How did you really think that episode was going to go? Boy meets girl by following her off a tube late at night is not exactly the classic romantic tale. Did … Continue reading

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An ode to men.

‘I don’t think I could ever date a feminist,’ said an unnamed friend as he glanced up over his pint, little knowing he’d become the opening line for a blog post. ‘I couldn’t deal with a girlfriend who believes I’m … Continue reading

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Marriage: a little bit like selling a cow.

If my Facebook newsfeed is to be believed, almost everyone I know got married this weekend. They all looked like lovely occasions, congratulations everyone. Being limited by time and space as I am though, I could only be at one … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: An affirmation of faith

This Saturday will be International Women’s Day. In reading about it, I stumbled across this declaration of faith on the Christian Aid website here. I don’t want to comment on it at all because it speaks so firmly for itself. … Continue reading

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Clever words or outright lies?

 Everyone hates hypocrisy. When people smugly condemn other people’s behaviour yet do the same or worse, it winds us up more than almost anything else. I’ve been thinking about a slightly different sort of hypocrisy recently, one which has less … Continue reading

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"…that distinction would always belong to a woman."

I think every family has silly sayings which seem perfectly normal to those on the inside but a bit odd to the rest of the world.  In our family, one of those is “When Dad’s queen…” because Dad often has … Continue reading

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