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Guest post from Yvette Cooper: 'State-sanctioned apologies for domestic violence have to stop'

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Labour have revealed that the use of 'community resolutions' - whereby the perpetrator apologies to the victim and avoids a criminal record - has tripled in cases of domestic violence. Here, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper argues that this has to stop, and tha the government must do more to protect victims. 

Guest post: can a wedding ever be feminist?


As Cheryl Cole (now Fernandez-Versini) is criticised for taking her new husband's name, blogger and former Feminist Times deputy editor Sarah Graham - who recently got hitched - asks whether a truly radical marriage is ever possible. 

Guest post from Nick Clegg: 'we know families are still feeling the squeeze'

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With the news that the UK economy is back at pre-crisis level, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg argues that, although this is good news, there's still a lot to do to ensure families can build the life they want.

Guest post: Tabloid soft porn - 'it's a child protection issue'


Campaigners have been pressuring supermarkets to protect children from lads' mags and chats mags - but tabloids with scantiy clad women and sensationalist sex headlines are still prominently displayed. Here, blogger and campaigner Stephanie Davies-Arai asks why - and argues that those at the top must take responsibility.


Guest post: Are things more weighted against women in the dating game?


MN bloggers Scars, Tears and Training Bras is returning to dating in her mid-thirties, after the end of a long-term relationship and a year of breast cancer treatment. Here, she shares her experiences and argues that apps like Tinder have changed the rules - and not necessarily for the better.

Announcing BlogFest 2014!


BlogFest 2014 has officially landed! Our glittering celebration of sharp writing and big ideas will be held at Kings Place on Saturday 8th November - and if you book now, you can take advantage of our brilliant Super Early Bird ticket, priced at just £59

Guest post: 'I'm married with two children - and I live with my parents'

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Welcome to the boomerang generation: unable to afford a home of their own, a growing number of adults are being forced to move back in with their parents. Here, MN blogger Kiran Chug ponders the positives and negatives of flying back to the nest after having a family of her own.

Guest post: 'Oh Derek!' - talking to my four-year old about sex

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After observing her daughter's new interest in pairing her toys up in <ahem...> intimate scenarios, Willow Oddie ponders where this new-found interest in love and sex emerged from, and how best to tackle sex education for the under-fours. 

Last updated: 29-Jul-2014 at 4:52 PM