Category Archives: heterosexism

My First and Last, My One and Only

“So, which one of you is his birthmother?” a fellow mom asks me outside the elementary school. It’s the second day of kindergarten, and her words snap me out of my reverie. I realize I’m still staring forlornly at the … Continue reading

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Rainbow K

“Guess what?” my brand-new kindergartener announces. “Monsieur L is a MAN!” He’s practically shouting at my back as we pedal home from school together, his black and yellow Trail-A-Bike hitched behind my Norco hybrid. This is where he likes to … Continue reading

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Batting For the Other Team

The website’s name had already tipped me off – howtoraiseyourboyfriend.com – but the hot pink homepage confirmed it: I’d officially entered Hetero Hell. “Boyfriends need to be raised,” the welcome banner proclaims, “Let us show you how.” And then, the … Continue reading

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Boob Shirt

“Okay, this week we’re doing a C-section simulation,” the instructor cheerfully announced to our prenatal class. Amanda and I exchanged a look, as did the other couples in the room – simulating labour had been one thing, but an actual … Continue reading

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