Monthly Archives: August 2018

Unisex toilets & sexual violence in schools

“If you get the toilets right, you get the teaching right.” So said Schools’ Minister David Miliband, somewhat bizarrely in 2004. Well, are schools getting it right? Not according to a 2010 report which suggested that one in four secondary … Continue reading

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Child Transition: the Myth of Informed Consent

Magical thinking. It’s everywhere. And in no place or time is it more powerful than in childhood. ‘Childhood,’ wrote Edna St Vincent Millay, “is the kingdom where nobody dies.” As a child, I was quite certain that I wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Telling Tales – four stories of women’s bodies, gender & dysphoria.

Here are four stories selected from those that arrive in my inboxes. Four voices, four women, each with something different to say. One is a nurse, herself with a trans-identified daughter, who describes dressing the arm wound of a young … Continue reading

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Brighton Rock -A Woman’s Place is Turning the Tide

Text & photos- Lily Maynard * Sketches – Michèle M On July 16th 2018, a group of almost 200 women, and a few men, attended a meeting organised by ‘Woman’s Place UK’   at Jury’s Inn in Brighton. “We are a … Continue reading

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