Category Archives: culture

A Mighty Girl

The Girls-Can-Do-Anything 1980s seem to have melted into the Girls-Can-Be-Princesses 2010s. Is there any other costume option for girls in kids’ media? Pop culture has become a morass for parents of little girls. You have to sidestep sexualised clothing for 6-year-oldsĀ andĀ billboards of unusually skinny women in their knickers before you even get to questions of […]

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The Independent Project

I pretty much hated high school, and left as soon as I could. There were some excellent teachers, some good friends, and I enjoyed every minute I spent in the music department (except playing the double bass very badly in the orchestra – the only time I found that not practising produced stress). But when […]

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