As regular followers of my blog probably know, I have a bit of a feminist bent. My last post was about heading off to celebrate our daughter's twenty-first birthday in the town where she attends university. Over the last few days we've been chatting and catching up, and one of the subjects that came up … Continue reading When Is Enough Enough? (Or why should young women expect to be groped or harassed every time they go out?)
I've had this post percolating for a few weeks, but a few things have distracted me from writing it, but finally, here it is. Some weeks ago I began to notice the whole 'Women Against Feminism' thing taking off. As someone happy to be called a feminist at first I thought it was a joke. … Continue reading A response to the “Women Against Feminism” thing currently creating waves all over social media.
I recently read another blog post regarding the writing of real female characters. It was a really interesting read, and highlighted the issues that writers face when they attempt to avoid misogyny. I'm a female writer, and when I set out to write my first published story, I deliberately wrote about a strong female character … Continue reading Writing strong female characters.