Kasey Edwards

Kasey Edwards

Writer, author of 30-Something and Over It

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Identity theft

Why I never wanted to be a mother

Kasey Edwards I wanted children but struggled with the idea of motherhood. I remember thinking, "Is there an option for me to be a dad?"

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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.

Corporate Bro Code

Corporate Bro Code: The one thing that matters more than profits

Kasey Edwards There is a research-backed, time-tested, profit-making strategy that corporations are ignoring: women.

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.

The ignorance card

Not 'getting it' is no longer an excuse for sexism

Kasey Edwards By indulging in this excuse, we're not only continuing to normalise sexism - we're effectively silencing anyone who dares to call it out.

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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."

Why do doctors need to know your marital status for IUDs?

Kasey Edwards "My gynaecologist isn't the only one with an inappropriate interest in people's relationship status."

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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?

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