From the Archives.

This is a selection of articles published on in the past ten years.

Motherhood Rescheduled

Motherhood Rescheduled. – a Clock Ticker being-“A female in her mid-to late thirties who must find a way to take advantage of …


Chromosomes. This is not a book to judge by its title which suggested, to me at least, that it would be exploring …

The New Feminism

The New Feminism. What does feminism’s new celebrity look like? Most obviously, it looks like Emma Watson and the queasily-named HeforShe campaign(2). …

Sex Testing

Just a few mid-term up-dates on gender issues at the Olympics 2012


First a veneration for the heterosexually- induced vaginal orgasm, in a caring and candle-lit setting, as a source of a woman’s well-being and creativity.

Gender Gap Insurance

Any doubters can be reassured on this point by entering ‘women drivers’ on Google Images.

Santa Baby

It’s that time of year again when Santa is busy stuffing his sack with gender-inappropriate…or appropriate …toys. Opinions differ on the role of toys and play in inculcating gender stereotypes at an early age; and, indeed, on whether there are really any problems with helping children get into the ‘natural’ frame of mind from the start?


This entertaining book - Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity


In her recent book ‘Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America’ Theresa Morris sets out her thesis that the number of c-sections being performed in the States – 32.8 percent of women who gave birth in 2011 had a c-section – has reached epidemic proportions- in fact this amounts to double the number considered by the World Health Organization to be the maximum. This gives the States a profile similar to poorer countries where health care might be expected to be less adequate.