Browsing Archive: April, 2012

Shattered?...Get a rota!

Posted by Prymface on Tuesday, April 24, 2012,

My review of 'Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality' by Rebecca Asher

Modern Motherhood is something I feel I can kinda relate to. I'm a mother and I'm pretty modern by my own standards. I don't live by traditional gender roles. If I had to be relied on to cook, we would never eat anything that wasn't out of the freezer with a simple 'put in oven for 25-30 mins' instruction. If my partner had to be relied on to 'provide', we simply wouldn't eat. I do not wash or iron my pa...
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Why I hate Teenage Parents

Posted by Prymface on Tuesday, April 24, 2012,

It's ok, my blog hasn't been hacked, I'm talking about the term 'Teenage Parents'. I just think it is necessary to point out that young mothers do not refer to themselves as 'Teenage Parents'.

'Teenage Pregnancy' is no more than a social construction, with the use of the label apparently 'invented' in 1960's Middle Class America. Society's image of a 'teenager' does not sit well with it's ideals of parenting, or, specifically, being a mother. The lack of opportunities to hear the voices of yo...
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Prymface Response to the Consultation on the Raising the Participation Age (RPA) regulations

Posted by Prymface on Thursday, April 12, 2012,

So, 88 young mums responded to the Prymface survey and a response was submitted to the DfE today. Have a read and see what you think.....

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