In a feminism class during my Politics degree, I remember our lecturer explaining once that there are two feminist view of pregnancy: one is that it is the ability to give birth that is the source of all of women’s power. The other that it is our Achilles heel; the factor that means we will never achieve equality with men. The first rings true: there is something startlingly empowering about being pregnant. You become slightly mystical and remote. Others treat you differently... [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]
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BP bullish despite 45% drop in annual profits
New Look takes new look at public markets
Editor's blog: M&S pay the price to get Bolland in fast
Jobcentres - plus ça change...?
The Parent Project: Empowered, or irrelevant?