Tag Archives: loneliness

One Desolate Housewife, Desperate to Belong

Another parent blogger recently wrote about how local parents have ostracised her child from the neighbourhood peer group. He’s a victim, she thinks, of “the parenting wars”; these parents blame his any tiny incidents of less than perfect behaviour on … Continue reading

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Everyday Sexism in the 1970s

I wish Laura Bates’ website had been around then. As a large-breasted, cripplingly self-conscious and generally friendless teenager, with an unaccompanied two-hour journey to college and back, I was subjected to this “niggling” kind of sexist treatment routinely, all the … Continue reading

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On sluts, salsa and loneliness

This is a touching, brave or self-indulgent piece, depending on your point of view. Funny, I have for a long time considered myself an expert on loneliness, what it feels like, what it does to you, ways of dealing with it, … Continue reading

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