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Why are women so critical of each other?

All to often, the feminist promise of sisters supporting each other does not reflect reality. Rosjke Hasseldine considers what is holding women back from leaving the war of attrition behind in favour of solidarity.

Originally published in The F word, with permission.

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Poem Sisters

A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day,
drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As
they talked about life, about marriage, about the
responsibilities of life and the obligations of
adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her
glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance
upon her daughter.

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Lifting the veil on mothers and daughters

Mother’s Day is an extravaganza of flowers and cards. But Rosjke Hasseldine asks why no one is paying attention to real mother-daughter relationships.

Originally published in The F word, with permission. www.thefword.org.uk

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Thanks mum?

Appeared in Healthy magazine July 2006. It exposes the often ignored topic of behavioural and thinking patterns we inherit from our mothers, some that are positive and others that are not and need changing.

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Mum’s the word

Read how being the office problem solver, tea-maker and biscuit buyer can be killing your career
from Office Secretary magazine April 2006