There are a lot of fucking ignorant misconceptions surrounding feminism, one of which is the idea that feminists are often unable to marry (which is why they are feminists) or that being a feminist will lead to divorce. Firstly, feminists do marry (if they want to). I’m married, and I’m married to a male feminist. … Continue reading Does Feminism Lead To Divorce?
To help with understanding why it’s not as easy as people think to “just leave”, I will be writing a few memoir collections on my abusive ex. From here on in, I will refer to my ex as Ben, after Ben Affleck, because I have an irritational hatred for Ben Affleck. Seriously. There’s a lot of … Continue reading The Ex Files: Nothing Lasts Forever Vol #15
Now, I’m going to go out on a limb here on this one, and assume you mean more than what appears to be usual teenage “angst”. By “angst”, what I actually mean is that your children, when they reach a certain age, need to start forming relationships with people that aren’t their parents. This is … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Won’t Speak To Me. Why?
Personally, as a teacher, I regularly make phone calls home to students who have worked really hard to achieve their result, even if their hard work is not reflective of their result. I do this for two reasons: We place a lot of demand on what students should be achieving. However, a "C" actually means that you're performing … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Student Edition): I Received A Bad Result On My Report Card, But I Worked Really Hard. I’m Scared My Parents Will Be Angry.
The other night, I re-watched a powerful episode of Doctor Who. (Major Doctor Who fan. If you don't believe me, you clearly haven't seen my Instagram.) In this particular episode, The Zygon Invension, (it's a two-parter, with The Zygon Invasion being the first one, but I'm focusing on the second part for this post) the Zygons, an … Continue reading Truth or Consequences
First off, thank you for being the kind of parent who is willing to proactively address their child's mental health. Too often, for varying reasons, parents don't want to admit their child is mentally unwell: Sometimes this is because they're afraid of how this will be reflected on them (i.e. "That mother must be awful if … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Says They Are Depressed. What Can I Do To Help Them?
“I’m not being a dick, but …” Isn’t it funny how whenever someone says that, you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they’re about to be a dick? And by funny, I don’t mean funny at all. It’s like when people say, “I’m not racist, but …” Uh, no. There isn't a statement … Continue reading I’m Not Being A Dick, But …