We need to stop celebrating an advertisement that reinforces stereotypes.
Aren’t we setting the bar a little too low for male role models if all they have to do to qualify is to pee standing up?
Megan Gale on the cover of marie claire is the genre’s latest victim. What’s so unpalatable about having some clothes on?
Being a good leader for women is easier said than done.
A new survey shows more women are getting surgically enhanced for the sake of Instagram.
16-year-old British girl Lottie Twiselton has allegedly been excluded from her school because she’s recovering from anorexia.
Especially the ‘boner-killing’ kind.
When my daughter acts in ways that are commonly described as bossy, I cringe but bite my tongue.
The irony is that Dolgin has ended up looking like the very thing he claimed to be fighting against – the image of the bumbling, clueless father.
Am I the only one who things grown men perving at a little girl’s doll is on the wrong side of creepy?
Most of RIE is uncontroversial. But from the reporting you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a cross between Amish and negligence.
Starting with: knowing when to let go.
Think that blind date your friend set you up on had your best interests at heart? Think again.
It seems like overachievers have found another way of separating themselves from the pack.
It seems like your breasts, no matter what shape, will never be good enough.
What happens when you’ve achieved everything you always wanted only to discover you didn’t want it at all?
It seems that even if you take the US $250,000 prize you just can’t win.
Children, particularly girls, should be allowed to be in charge of their appearance.
It’s time to banish the assumption that women who opt for a c-section are lazy and self-indulgent.
What happens when the perpetrators of violent crimes aren’t trench-coat wearing strangers.
Why the people of Ararat are likely to be left in an even worse state than when the show arrived.
A six-step guide to fighting everyday food guilt.
‘Outsourcing Parenting’: The new derogatory term to lay the boot into working mothers.
According to UK TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp, that is.
What to say to young girls apart from ‘you’re so pretty’.
The truth behind those weight loss ‘transformations’ is simpler than you might think.
When keeping your wife happy is a form of emotional abuse rather than romantic investment.
Have we gone too far in the direction of celebrating our periods?
A new book reveals all the common gender traps that parents fall into — despite their best intentions.
IVF takes its toll on your body, your emotional state and sometimes … your relationship.
Things we can all learn by observing a four-year-old child.
Are we so uncomfortable with free time that we are running away from it?
Is it really a woman’s work to ‘keep the marriage alive’?
New research reveals who tend to make empty threats, and who actually go through with it.
A drug-free vaginal birth is held up as the gold standard of female empowerment.
How mother of three and fitness blogger Maria Kang sparked online rage with a grossly insensitive message.
One author on how taking oral contraceptives left her suffering bouts of anxiety and paranoia.
Should artists use naked photos to validated the experiences of overweight women?
Does ‘the best video on the internet’ really make a valid point? This celebrated video about iPhone addiction isn’t the masterpiece it’s being hailed as.
We are allowed to play, just so long as we don’t show up the blokes.
Why do so many women feel the need to keep their fertility treatment a secret?
Apparently, designers aren’t taught how to make them.
The answer might surprise you.
Why do some of us get turned on by fictional characters who would be issued with restraining orders in real life?
How to handle awkward ‘compliments’ about your weight.
When will TV execs be done with humiliating body transformation shows?
An economist reveals that there is less chance of the husband leaving the marriage where the firstborn is a boy.
I stood there silently and watched as she hesitated, flinched and then obliged.
The bizarre argument that men should save themselves for the ‘more important tasks’ of parenthood.
Clinging to full-time work as the norm for every employee and doubting the commitment of anyone with caring responsibilities is not only socially irresponsible — it’s also bad business.
What Tootsie taught Dustin Hoffman about female beauty ideals.
New website “Baby Ready” matches up people who are keen to procreate.
Should you take the so-called ‘love drug’ to save a failing relationship?
The introduction of cheaper fertility treatments highlights the real cost of IVF.
Motherhood deserves more than pocket money, but negotiating a price isn’t easy.
“Fifty per cent of the women in my mothers’ group were made redundant soon after they announced their pregnancy or while they were on maternity leave.”
Turns out, lots of American mums. But Shezow continues a long tradition of socially progressive cartoons.
Learning body hatred from my mother.
A former Biggest Loser trainer opens up about what really goes on behind the scenes.
Why doesn’t the ‘work hard, play hard’ motto ever apply to motherhood?
A new study shows talking negatively our their bodies doesn’t actually help us make friends.
It wasn’t my daughter who had trouble adjusting to childcare. It was me.
The concept of ‘mummy business cards’ hit the media last week, they – and the mothers who use them – were universally mocked.
Why don’t we encourage this more often?
Uncovering the hidden prejudices against Mumbians.
The insanity of diets and how cutting out a food group or drinking diet shakes won’t improve our lives.
Has Dita Von Teese just confirmed what we all know deep down?
How seriously should you take distress signals online?
Not only does 57 year-old British woman Isabella Dutton regret her decision to have children, she decided to tell the world about it in the pages of the Daily Mail in excruciating detail.
Making bigger people pay more for air travel takes our cultures’ obsessive moralising around weight to new altitudes.
The ‘bumbling dad’ character creates an excuse for the men who want to shirk childcare and domestic responsibilities.
Forget the post-baby body, now gossip magazines have graduated to shaming pregnant women.
Back off girlfriends, there’s a new bastion of women’s empowerment in town. Behold the UK edition of Esquire magazine.
Sometimes it takes a (very curious) child to show you’re not as sexually liberated as you think.
Inside the bizarre new trend of letting your baker reveal your baby’s sex.
Forget screaming trainers and ritual humiliation, this Speedo-clad man is the new body image icon.
It’s bad enough that we fat shame adults for our entertainment, whilst pretending to be ‘concerned’, but setting our fat-phobic sights on children is indefensible.
For Girlfriend Magazine. My first ‘sealed section’.
Let’s take a step back and see what Mantel really said about Kate Middleton, shall we?
‘Bitter’ man-hating feminists have turned women into unmarriageable ‘sluts’. Really.
The exquisite irony in attacking a hashtag that urges women to speak up.
Every year, weight loss tops the list of New Year’s Resolution goals. Let’s think about that for a moment — especially the ‘every year’ bit.
A 20 year old Japanese pop star has shaved her head and offered a filmed apology after breaking her management firm’s rules by spending a night with her boyfriend.
What the history of our banned books tells us about our prejudice.
Should parents stop encouraging their daughters to play nice?
A men’s rights blog has handed out the accolades. Unsurprisingly, I have a problem with that.
Why feminists should sweat the small stuff.
The surprising advice that book publishers give to aspiring female writers.
With Michelle Obama singing her praises is it time to re-think Barbie as a good role model?
What I didn’t realise all those years ago, was that I didn’t walk into that surgery because I had a problem with my legs. The problem was with my self-esteem.
It’s our national duty to eat more chocolate.
When you realise your dad is never going to be the father you want.
Carlton United Breweries wins the Social Marketing Moronathon.
Buying the perfect Secret Santa gift for the Office Misogynist takes thought and consideration. With all the good will of the Season, we present the following gift ideas.
“Girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities.” Jada Pinkett Smith.
If monkeys refuse to accept unequal pay, so should we.
I have a simple rule about the social etiquette of kid questions. Don’t ask. Ever.
What are the most common lies we tell in our online dating profiles?
Of all the grounds for divorce, ‘My husband won’t tie me up with cable ties and spank me when I’m bad,’ wins the prize for novelty.
US Supreme Court Justice shares awesome career advice on Sesame Street.
Nothing in my life has caused me to cry as much as breastfeeding. I probably produced more tears in that time than I did breast milk.
The motivational genius and expert in human psychology and physiology replied, ‘Let me ask you, “Are you happy with your legs the way they are?”’.
It took almost a decade of climbing the corporate ladder before it dawned on me that to some degree or another, everyone is an impostor.
No, what real women want from computers is scrapbooking. I shit you not.
If you want to ace your next job interview, client pitch, performance appraisal or make an impact at the school council meeting then here’s a tip: spend an extra few minutes in the ladies room.
Aiming issues aside, how hard is it to ejaculate into a jar?
As a mother who hopes for a more equal world for her daughter, perhaps concealing the real world of entrenched gender stereotypes would make for a nice change.
Dear MYER and DJs: that 1998 called and it wants its website back.
Making fat a moral failing and vilifying people for being fat isn’t just cruel. It’s also unjust and discriminatory.
If you long for a world where men are men, Jesus is a Hummer-driving redneck, large animals know how to stand still in front of a gun sight, and women just shut the f*#k up, then this is the parenting manual for you.
Up until this point I had been blissfully sailing through life unaware of yet another marker of beauty and worth that I have failed at.
You’ve heard of the MILF — Mother I’d Like to F@#%? Well, the MILS is kind of the same, except they’re the Mothers I’d Like to Slap.
iTunes bookstore has censored the title of Naomi Wolf’s recent book Vagina: A New Biography. The word appears in the online bookstore as V****a.
About body image, the politics of fat and my next book Kill The Fat Girl
The Business of Beauty
I’m sure that when our great feminist foremothers fought for equality, a mutual obligation to wax our genitals was not what they had it mind.
We already knew that most female bodies do not meet the cultural definition of beauty – and by implication, value and success – but according to Toyota the definition of beauty is now so far out of reach for women that you need to be a teenage boy to attain it.
I’m astounded by how many people who are looking for love are prepared to look everywhere except internet dating websites.
The real fault is at the hands of the people who turned the sacred act of breastfeeding into smut, and the wankers who think that it’s appropriate to jerk off to a video of a mother and her child.
1 September 2012
If we weren’t so busy tut-tutting at all the fatties perhaps somebody would have realised that the public shaming strategy isn’t working.
My article in the Sydney Morning Herald
One of my parody picture books for adults
Some women are fat, some are thin. Who cares? Get over it! Move on!
Why we put down other women to make ourselves feel good.
My first article published in Daily Life.
I love the cover of O Relógio Biológico aos 30 e Tal. But the baby on the front is making my clucky!
It doesn’t work if you’re a celebrity. And it doesn’t work if you’re just an average Kath, Kim or Sharon.
Not only are weight-loss programs a waste of time, they can play havoc with our normal metabolisms.
OMG! THAT’S NOT MY HUSBAND and OMG! THAT’S NOT MY CHILD will be published in October
Why are men not pulling their domestic weight? Even more concerning, why do women put up with it?
They stand together but they are all alone.
Here is an interview I did for the Sydney Morning Herald.
My thoughts about Mother’s Day
Kate uses 30-Something and The Clock is Ticking to raise the baby subject with Will.
Just in case you want to relive the highs and the lows of my book launch…and that joke I made.
Here is an article I wrote for The Punch, but before you get outraged, it’s a joke.
My next blog post for Random House.
Another blog post for Random House’s blog.
I’m blogging for Random House this week. Here is my first post.
Melbourne book launch
Raising funds and awareness for The Museum of Motherhood
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.
Have you ever woken up and realised that you didn’t want to go to work? I don’t mean you had a big night and wanted to sleep in, or you’ve got a boring day of meetings ahead of you that you can’t be bothered sitting through. I’m talking about being over it — completely and utterly over it.
30-Something and Over It
Suddenly I don’t feel like such an ungrateful 30-something anymore. I’d like to give a copy to everyone I know and say “see, that’s what I mean”. Your genuine, unforced wit made it such a great read. I feel richer for having read it, and more confident to go out and get what I want. […]
People often ask how I wrote my books and how I got published. This is what I tell them.
Draft covers for my next book
Kasey in Red magazine talking about changing careers in your thirties
When I first started writing I had a painfully romantic idea about the writing process. I fully expected that a bolt of creativity would strike me at around 2am. Always 2am. The early morning atmosphere has a certain romance that a bright sunny afternoon simply can’t match. It would compel me to leap out of […]
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30-Something and Over It reviewed in the 28 March-3 April 2009 edition of HEAT magazine
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.