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'I'm fed up of having to perform my disability'


The media stereotype of disabled people tends to fall in two camps, 'worthy cripples' or 'benefit scroungers', argues MN blogger Lucy Britton - here, she explores how societal expectations around disability affect her own behaviour

'The Sun has shown how little respect it has for women'


Following the reinstatement of bare breasts on Page 3 after a brief hiatus, MN blogger Victoria Smith (a.k.a Glosswitch) writes that The Sun's stunt will strengthen, rather than strangle, the No More Page 3 campaign

'It's wrong to test four-year-olds like this'


Baseline assessments for Reception children will be trialled in schools this September - here, Chief Executive of Early Education Beatrice Merrick argues that four-year-olds should not be subjected to 'check-list' tests, and urges the government to rethink

Plug your January posts!


We're halfway through January <gulp> and with winter showing no signs of abating, it's tempting to throw in the towel with new year's resolutions - to give everyone a boost, we're asking you to share you healthy-living January posts on our linky. Get plugging!

Nursery funding - 'we can't do it on a shoestring'


It's been revealed that parents are paying more for childcare to subsidise free nursery places - here, early years manager Helen Horner describes how nurseries are operating on a tiny budget, and says the government must provide more funding

'I wish I could tell my daughter her boys are fine'


When Jean Gross's daughter Kate died on Christmas Day, she left behind her five-year-old twins - here, Jean writes on the robustness of children, and how Kate prepared her sons for life without their mother

'Shared parental leave isn't nearly enough'

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We're going backwards in terms of maternity discrimination, says employment lawyer Samantha Mangwana - if we want meaningful change, we must address parental leave properly, and enable men to do their share

'Childbirth took my fitness - and freedom'


This National Obesity Awareness Week, MN blogger Fat Woman, who was 26 stone at her heaviest, describes how it felt to finally gain control of her body - and then have it taken away again, following her pregnancy and caesarean

Last updated: 26-Jan-2015 at 3:45 PM