Kasey Edwards

Kasey Edwards

Writer, author of 30-Something and Over It

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The friendship cull

Why do grown adults subject their Facebook contacts to 'friendship tests'?

For some, the Facebook friendship bar in 2016 has been raised to a whole new level of passive aggression.

Kasey Edwards Your Facebook friends might not be your 'true' friends... and that's okay, writes Kasey Edwards.

'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."

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Women shouldn't have to be punching bags so men can cope

Mark Latham.

Kasey Edwards The attitude that women exist purely to make men’s lives better is the at the heart of the domestic violence problem.

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."

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We shouldn't need a petition to stop pick up artists from exploiting women

'Pick up artist' Jeff Allen.

Kasey Edwards If we're serious about tackling violence towards women then putting out spot fires is not good enough

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.

'Reverse sexism'

No, this is not a good opportunity to talk about 'reverse sexism'

The young woman whose job it supposedly is to, god forbid, look at men.

Kasey Edwards If the day ever comes when women no longer fear being raped and sexually assaulted by men, when women are not hired, fired and promoted based on their looks, when women's worth is no longer reduced...

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?

Getting started

The two words key to unlocking success as a woman

Most women will never feel fully prepared. The best advice? Just start.

Kasey Edwards Kasey Edwards has some sound advice for young women who want to make a difference in the world.

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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?

Stuff happens

Why we should banish the phrase 'Everything happens for a reason'

'Everything happens for a reason' is not the emotional and psychological balm we believe it to be.

Kasey Edwards "It's the phrase de jour when life sucks. And it's awful," writes Kasey Edwards.

Weight Watchers

Why is Oprah still trying to sell women weight loss self help?

Kasey Edwards Oprah may have made $45 million in a day when she bought a stake in Weight Watchers in the US, but she paid for it in credibility.

'Purity' certificates

Purity certificates: The disturbing gift some brides are giving to their dads

'Purity certificates' may be extreme, but the concept isn't too far from mainstream society's obsession with women's sexual histories.

Kasey Edwards 'Purity certificates' may be extreme, but the concept isn't too far from mainstream society's obsession with women's sexual histories.

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.

Kim Kardashian

Why Kim Kardashian West's candid comment on pregnancy is a relief

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30:  Recording artist Kanye West (L) and tv personality Kim Kardashian attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kasey Edwards It's not everyday you hear a woman speak so frankly about how much she hates pregnancy

Disability testing

Why I didn't want to test for Down Syndrome before birth

Melissa*, as told to Kasey Edwards "I'm glad these tests are available for women who want them. But what's missing is a discussion."

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Why we should 'reserve a seat' for our critics

Kasey Edwards Brené Brown: If courage is a value that you hold, then criticism is a consequence you can't avoid.