Kasey Edwards

Kasey Edwards

Writer, author of 30-Something and Over It

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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."

Is breast best?

'Breast is Best' has become another way to control women's bodies

Kasey Edwards 'Breast is Best' has become a dogma. And like many dogmas before it, women suffer as a result.

Parenting

Why I have mixed feelings about teaching my daughters to stand up to boys

Should I teach my daughters to stand up to the boys who will bully them when it could get them hurt?

Kasey Edwards Should I teach my daughters to stand up to the men and boys who will bully and abuse them when it could get them hurt or killed?

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Why do mums do all the volunteering at schools?

Kasey Edwards "If schools and community groups can only operate off the backs of women's unpaid and unrecognised labour, then the model is broken," writes Kasey Edwards.

Keeping up appearances

What's so wrong with 'dressing like a mum'?

Kate Middleton in the offending outfit.

Kasey Edwards Do you really want to be the sort of parent who prioritises safety and comfort over your universal obligation to look hot?

Baby deposit

How much do you need to save for a ‘baby deposit’?

Your little bundle of joy can set you back up to $43,000 from conception to their first birthday.

Kasey Edwards It's fairly straightforward to calculate a house deposit, but how much money do you need to save up for a baby?

Bad Mum

Enough with the 'I'm a bad mother' jokes

The real joke here is that the bad mother syndrome is so far from reality that it's absurd.

Kasey Edwards The real joke here is that the bad mother syndrome is so far from reality that it's absurd.

Real life

We need to speak more honestly about traumatic births

Kasey Edwards How idealised images of the birth process and a lack of birth choices can have life-threatening results for some women.