Anne Karpf is a journalist, writer and Reader in Professional Writing and Cultural Inquiry at London Metropolitan University
10 March 2013 12:00 AM
Ignored for 364 days of the year then smitten with feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt, many mothers feel persecuted by the sentimentalised image of motherhood
23 December 2012 12:00 AM
Have baby, earn less – might as well inscribe this on every pregnancy test. Most women know that, once they have children, they'll be subject to a "motherhood pay penalty". But the IPPR report reveals something new: while mothers earn less than they would if they hadn't had children, fathers earn more.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
Andreas Lubitz: Knee-jerk reaction to 9/11 enabled mass murder
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- 2 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 3 The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
- 4 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories