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Tomboy: A gender pioneering badge of honour or just plain outdated?

Opinion

Tomboy: A gender pioneering badge of honour or just plain outdated?

Tomboy = A gender non-conforming female child?  Beth Kennedy digs down into some of the contradictions around this term.

George from The Famous Five, Jo from Little Women, Mel C from the Spice Girls - what do they all have in common?

They’re some of the most famous tomboy role models in the world! 

In fact, some of the most seemingly feminine

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Women wearing men's clothes: a potted history

Fashion & Styles Opinion

Women wearing men's clothes: a potted history

From purposely passing as men to the advent of women wearing trousers, women have been wearing clothes traditionally intended for men for centuries. I’m not just talking about drag kings, but also women wearing men’s clothes on a regular basis - just because they’re more practical, they’re making a statement....

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Toxic Parenting - Perpetuating the Gender Divide

Opinion

Toxic Parenting - Perpetuating the Gender Divide

Why are some parents deathly afraid that their son might want to play with dolls or that their daughter might want to play with toy cars?

Why are some parents terrified of their son wearing a tutu or their daughter preferring to wear a shirt and bow tie?

Children shouldn’t be judged or ridiculed for their choice in clothing, toys or even what they want to be when they grow up.

Toy segregation doesn’t make sense because...

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How to spot a lesbian...or not!

Opinion Queer Fashion

How to spot a lesbian...or not!

In years gone by, the classic short back and sides was the ultimate way to identify a lesbian - because it was a way of expressing the individual wasn’t conforming to feminine cultural norms. 

But over several decades we’ve seen more diversity with regards to hair length on women, regardless of sexuality. Think of 

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If there are enough snowflakes, we can create a powerful glacier...

Opinion

If there are enough snowflakes, we can create a powerful glacier...

The biggest insult at the moment? Snowflake.

But why is a fragment of ice that falls from the sky on a chilly day become one of the most popular put-downs for our time? 

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10 Things Gender-fluid And Non-binary People Are Tired Of Hearing

Opinion

10 Things Gender-fluid And Non-binary People Are Tired Of Hearing

"Is that a boy or a girl?"

We hear it all the time. So I decided to address a few things non-binary and gender-fluid people are really very bored of hearing.

Beware, this article is very blunt, if you're easily offended then I'd say stop reading this article now.

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