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Kasey Edwards is an author and commentator. She has written two volumes of memoir, 30-Something and Over It and 30-Something and the Clock is Ticking. She writes a column for Daily Life.


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30-Something and the Clock is Ticking

When Kasey Edwards discovers she’ll be infertile within a year, she is forced to bring the baby issue to the forefront of her mind. In 30-Something and the Clock Is Ticking, she explores what motherhood would mean to her identity, her career, her body, her relationships and her mental health.
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30-Something and Over It

30-Something and Over It

Kasey Edwards has everything she’s always wanted: a successful career and the lifestyle and assets to match. But she’s empty and uninspired and doesn’t want to go to work . . . Ever again.

Terrified that she’ll spend the rest of her life wearing pinstripes and pretending to care about ‘adding value’, Kasey embarks on a quest to rediscover passion and purpose in her life and work.

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OMG! That’s not my…

If you have kids, you’ll be familiar with the ‘That’s Not My’ series from Usborne. Now try the adult parody versions: OMG! That’s Not My Husband and OMG! That’s Not My Child.


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Why is this archaic wedding tradition still happening?

Just because something is a tradition doesn’t mean it’s good.

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Jo Cox Was The First Victim Of Brexit, Not David Cameron

The headlines are in and it seems the media has already forgotten who was the first victim of Brexit.


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Let’s not kid ourselves that there’s anything romantic about housework

Enjoying a spot of baking doesn’t mean women want to go back to the 1950s.


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Stop saying you don’t really care about money

“I don’t really care about money.” These are six of the dumbest words you can say in a job interview. And I used to say this all the time.



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The most ridiculous (unsolicited) advice ever given to single women

To all the single ladies, contorting yourselves to fit male desires is this simple. And stupid.

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Where are the videos inspiring boys to do ‘feminine’ jobs?

If the aim of campaigns like #RedrawTheBalance is really about dismantling gender stereotypes, then where are the inspirational videos encouraging boys to be nurses, child care workers, aged carers, librarians, social workers and other female-dominated professions?

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From good to bad: Manners that have fallen out of favour

A memo to the clueless-yet-well-meaning folk about old-school social etiquette that’s now just plain offensive.

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The pressure to pretend that mothering is 100 per cent pure joy 100 per cent of the time is oppressive.

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Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I didn’t want children. I desperately wanted to have my own children. It was just the whole motherhood part of the deal that I struggled with.


I miss being sexually attractive

In my 20s, I made the mistake of confusing my f–kability with my credibility.

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It’s been almost a decade since the Catalyst report was published, showing that Fortune 500 companies with female board members outperform those that don’t. But rather than encourage women, many companies are still positively hostile towards them.


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When mothers are considered no better than graduates

For many women, having kids is like landing on the longest snake in life’s game of Snakes & Ladders. You spend years slogging your way up the career ladders, only to land on the motherhood snake and be forced right back to the beginning of the board.


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Why I don’t want my daughter to be a footy fan

Football would screech to a halt if not for the labour of women at every level of the game. Yet women are only really welcome on the sidelines: as supports to men and boys, to stroke their egos, and to be objectified as WAGs.


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Not ‘getting it’ is no longer an excuse for sexism

When it comes to excusing adults for discriminating against women and girls, perpetuating out-dated and damaging stereotypes, causing offence, abuse and bodily harm, playing the ignorance card just doesn’t cut it.


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Why we should teach young girls to code

Unless we take deliberate steps to teach girls to code, digital literacy will continue to be the domain of men and boys.


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Why is there still such a reluctance to give a child the mother’s last name?

Paternal baby-naming is not just some quaint little tradition that’s not worth thinking about, let alone questioning. When you combine it with the equally antiquated tradition of family name legacy, it’s part of the systematic erasure of girls’ and women’s identities and, along with it, their value.


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Why I’m teaching my daughter to say ‘yes’

We talk about the importance of teaching girls that it’s okay to say “no”. But what about saying yes?


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What Jamie Oliver doesn’t get about breastfeeding

Message to Jamie Oliver: For many women, breastfeeding isn’t a choice. And if you want to “help mothers and babies” first need to understand that.


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When dads get praised for taking carer’s leave

A woman’s time is almost universally regarded as less important than a man’s. Or, it’s only valued when it’s in the service of others. And therefore it’s the first to be sacrificed or rescheduled.


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Which gender pays a higher price for office romance?

Our attitudes towards men who date more powerful women says a lot about how women are used to define masculinity. A lower status woman helps to make a man appear and feel powerful and valid. A higher status woman does the opposite.


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How kids are taught to devalue motherhood

Men are unlikely to step up and share the burden of domestic work when even a six-year-old thinks it’s the dud option.