Category Archives: Teenagers

Throw them in the trash

My ‘guilty pleasure’ is reading glossy tabloid weeklies. Pages that I can just leaf through without engaging brain. ‘News’ which is so trivial, it is entertainment.

I’ve always said, however, that when BabyGirl and BabyBoy get old enough to notice these magazines, they will no longer be in the house. For I do not want them growing up thinking the real world is only about Hollywood celebrities, fashion and beauty aids.

But I may be throwing them out sooner, for my own sanity.

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Picking up Cosmo

So today I indulged in a pedicure and the friendly nail therapist handed me a copy of Cosmopolitan to while away the time. Needing a break from my phone, and vaguely remembering the Cosmo quizzes from Bridget Jones’ heyday, I idly flicked over some of the pages.

’12 kinky quickies!’

‘Get what you want in bed!’

‘The sexy power issue!’

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Safety….versus Feminism?

Hong Kong’s Security Secretary stirred up a media firestorm recently with comments advising women to drink less alcohol in light of the recent increase in rape statistics in Hong Kong.

I’m not going to debate the rights and wrongs of a public official making such comments in this post. I want to look at this from a parenting point of view. As a parent, will I encourage my daughter to avoid getting drunk? Absolutely.

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