In the last few months I have had some success writing for parenting publications. When I first embarked on my journalism career I was not yet a parent, but it was on the horizon, and writing while the kids were at home was certainly in my plan. Specialising in parenting however was not. Of course, …

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Clem Bastow wrote a piece criticising Joss Whedon’s identity as a feminist. Disclaimer: I am a fan of Joss Whedon’s work. Simply by having Whedon’s name attached to it, a movie or TV show has now become 75% more attractive to me. Whedon claims that gender equality is a natural state and that the concept …

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Last month my home internet was disconnected for 18 days. Eighteen days. I am a home-based freelancer. I rely on my home internet connection. Earlier this year I reduced my mobile data limit because I barely used it. Last month I used it up in a matter of days, even with rationing. I took my …

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