Amity Reed

Radical childbirth

Childbirth. Most people consider it solely the domain of mothers, the secrets and intricacies of which are only shared when one becomes pregnant and chooses to ...

The Noughtie Girl’s Guide to Feminism

Although Ellie Levenson's feminist primer makes some sensible points, this is undermined by a raft of offensive statements, a defence of rape jokes and a desire to speak only to the young, white, able-bodied, straight, educated and middle-class, argues Amity Reed ...

Not a happy birthday

Threatened, intimidated, bullied, violated: this is hospital birth as many mothers experience it. Amity Reed reports on the little-recognised crime of birth rape ...

Maid of the manor

Despite all our advances, men still dominate public life. But if they are so smart, asks Amity Reed, why can't they fathom how to do the housework? ...