Kasey Edwards

Kasey Edwards

Writer, author of 30-Something and Over It

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Strange proposal

Why is this archaic wedding tradition still happening?

Just because something is a tradition doesn't mean it's good, writes Kasey Edwards.

Kasey Edwards Just because something is a tradition doesn't mean it's good, writes Kasey Edwards.

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Why I don't want my daughter to be 'the prettiest girl in the room'

Kasey Edwards "We live in a culture where it's so normal to judge women on the basis of their beauty, that even little girls in sporting competitions are subjected to the oppressive beauty imperative," writes...

Workplace equality

Stop saying you don't really care about money

Kasey Edwards "These are six of the dumbest words I used to say in job interviews," writes Kasey Edwards.

Relationships

The most ridiculous (unsolicited) advice ever given to single women

Single ladies, contorting yourselves to fit male desires is this simple.

Kasey Edwards A host of male dating 'experts' say single women are too competent, too dependent, too smothering, too ballsy, too fond of high-waisted jeans - and the list goes on.

Career inspo

Where are the videos inspiring boys to do 'feminine' jobs?

Kasey Edwards There's no shortage of inspirational videos challenging social limitations placed on girls, but without the same for boys they won't solve anything.

Bad manners

5 examples of old-school etiquette that are now just freaking rude

Kasey Edwards "When men insist on maintaining these rituals without any regard for the woman involved, it's the opposite of gentlemanly," writes Kasey Edwards.

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Do we really have to love every moment of parenting?

Kasey Edwards "The thing about parenting is that it doesn't stop. Every day, every night, every week, every month for YEARS," writes Kasey Edwards.

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I miss being sexually attractive

Kasey Edwards "The further I drift from our cultural definition of beauty - namely young, slim and symmetrical - the less welcome I feel," writes Kasey Edwards.

The talk

How young is too young to talk to girls about sexual pleasure?

We shouldn't make the mistake of trying to protect our children's innocence by maintaining their ignorance, writes Kasey Edwards.

Kasey Edwards We shouldn't make the mistake of trying to protect our children's innocence by maintaining their ignorance, writes Kasey Edwards.

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When mothers are considered no better than graduates

Job sharing and part-time work are supposed to be options. That's the story, anyhow.

Kasey Edwards We've been fed a line that workplaces are more friendly to mothers now. Let's get real.

Footy culture

Why I don't want my daughter to be a footy fan

Kasey Edwards Think football "isn't just for boys"? Kasey Edwards doesn't buy that.

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Why I'm teaching my daughter to say 'yes'

We talk about the importance of teaching girls that it's okay to say

Kasey Edwards We talk about the importance of teaching girls that it's okay to say "no". But what about saying yes?

Breastfeeding

When breastfeeding is a middle class, able-bodied privilege

For many women, breastfeeding isn't a choice. And those who want to

Kasey Edwards For many women, breastfeeding isn't a choice. And those who want to "help mothers and babies" first need to understand that.

Which gender pays a higher price for office romance?

Kasey Edwards A new study reveals the career impact men and women face for dating their bosses.

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How kids are taught to devalue motherhood

Kasey Edwards "'Why did you go to uni if you just stay at home?' It was an innocent and unexpected question to my friend from her six-year-old daughter."

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What to say when your daughter asks 'Do you think I’m cute?'

Our culture rewards girls and young women for being cute, but here's why we try to send a different message at home.

Kasey Edwards Our culture rewards girls and young women for being cute, but here's why we try to send a different message at home.

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Is it okay for a six-year-old to wear a bra?

Kasey Edwards Kasey Edwards: "By prohibiting these kinds of activities, we run the risk of sexualising something that is innocent and reframing a game into an exercise in shaming and judgement."

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Why does society vilify mothers who leave their families?

When a father leaves his kids it's unfortunate. When a mother leaves it's a scandal.

Kasey Edwards And do we ever pause and think about why she chose to leave in the first place?

'Mummy Wars'

Why asking women to 'end mummy wars' is flawed

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Kasey Edwards "On the days I feel like I am drowning in the abyss of motherhood, it is other mothers who pull me out."

Baby names

The subconscious bias of 'unisex' baby name trends

Kasey Edwards "No one thinks it's quirky and charming if you name your son Clara."