Is Complimenting Someone on Their Appearance Really a Good Thing?

Common sense would probably tell you that complimenting someone on their appearance is usually a good thing to do, right? Maybe less so when it comes to a perfect stranger. You hardly want to go up to someone on the street and creepily whisper into their ear “you look delicious today.” But when it comes to loved ones, surely it’s a good thing to give compliments on their appearance? How can saying something positive about how a person looks possibly be a bad thing? Well it is. And you might just RUIN THEIR LIFE! Being slightly hyperbolic with that one.…

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How Not Dressing a Girl in Pink Promotes Gender Stereotypes

I sometimes dress our baby girl in pink. According to some people, by dressing her in this colour I’m reinforcing outdated gender stereotypes. Some minister via the Independent even went as far to say “dressing your daughter in pink and buying her ‘girly’ toys damages the future of our economy.” So I’m here to talk some sense into people and say that dressing your girl in pink doesn’t promote gender stereotypes, but avoiding it altogether might! Before I carry on with this post, I will admit that I am being slightly facetious with what I’m about to say. I have my…

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Should Child Birth Photos Be Banned From Social Media?

I was reading a post the other day about Instagram banning birthing photos and I wondered how I felt on the matter. So I’ve done what I always do when I want to express my thoughts: turned to writing. I will warn you before you continue that this post does contain explicit birth photos. I’ve chosen explicit photos to better illustrate what is on Instagram and for the shock value. Just letting you know on the off chance you’re the complaining type. So lets talk about birth photos on social media shall we? Should Child Birth Photos Be Banned From Social…

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Fake Penises for Transgender Children Under 5 – Surely We’re Going too Far?

Fake Penises. Two words I never thought I would put together as the opening sentence to a blog post. Yet here we are. For some bizarre reason I’m here to talk about how selling fake penises to transgender children under the age of five is maybe going a little bit too far. Here’s the headline via the Mirror: Mum of ‘gender non-conforming’ child sells fake ‘extra-small’ penises for transgender kids aged under five Fake Penises for Transgender Children Under 5 – SurelyWe’re Going Too Far? Let’s be honest before I go any further. That headline is a ridiculous one. The…

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