Short skirts can’t give consent can they? 

Many would have seen the sky news reporter saying that drunk girls who wear short skirts should take some responsibly for sex attacks. My head, as was many other fantastic tweeters, was spinning. I thought we had moved past this victim blaming. And then a female co presenter ( I think she presents the weather) […]

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Hairy Legs #growinguptooquickly #pressuretobeperfect

I was watching singing in the rain when my 10 yr old daughter hit me with this bomb shell. ” I hate my hairy legs, can I shave them? “. What?  no,  was my answer straight away. “You are too young” and then I probably said the cliché that every woman has said, “once you start, […]

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One word to describe your body #BodyImageMovement #MondayBlogs

Inspired by the video posted on twitter by @tarynbrumfitt I wondered when we start to think negatively about our bodies. Taryn asked several woman to use one word to describe their body and you can guess the outcome. Wobbly, not perfect, short, fat etc.  Did we always feel like this? And what about boys? So […]

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Trolls – are woman our own worst enemy #feminist #pshe

I was really upset with two recent stories in the media. People who are role models to our students, who have so much power who don’t even realise it. The first was Khloe Kardadian who posted a pictures of a 19 year old actress back side, when the bikin was accident,moving to the side and […]

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6th form ball drama #socialpressure

Its that time of year again, when exams are starting to finish and the focus has turned to the end of year ball. Well that’s what Facebook must be thinking as they are flooding my time line with suggestions for ball gowns. But oh how wrong they have it. Most students have already bought their […]

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who are our role models?

I took a group of Yr 11 girl boarders out for dinner tonight, to say goodbye to one student who will be leaving at the end of her GCSE, but also to celebrate the fact that they had made it to study leave. It was all very friendly and polite, until I asked who their role models were. […]

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