First it was bossy, now it’s quirky. The list of words to be ruled out when describing women is growing.
When the writer Sara Baume won the €15,000 Davy Byrnes Short Story prize last summer, I had never heard of her.
Not long after joining Twitter I followed a user whose short biography on the micro-blogging site announced, “I’m going to read Ulysses, but I want to finish the internet first.”
My husband likes to call us hobby farmers…
“This is the lady who had the natural birth after a c-section!” beamed one midwife to the other as they passed each other at my hospital room door.