Month: October 2010

Classic Quote: Carol Hanisch

This is part of one of the most important theories we are beginning to articulate. We call it “the pro-woman line.” What it says basically is that women are really neat people…

Extreme breastfeeding in novels

I am reading Emma Donoghue’s Room at the moment. It is one of those novels that everyone is suddenly talking about. Narrated by a five year old, it is about he and his mother’s very isolated life. The book has an extraordinary premise, which I won’t give away here, but there is another element to the story that everyone can’t help but seem to notice and unpick and that is that the five-year old is still being breastfed.

Otterday! and Open Thread

This week’s open thread is brought to you by Britain’s recovering wild otter population. I for one salute our new otter overlords.

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.