Articles by Guest Blogger

4650558684_860d6c5362_zThe double whammy of sexism and racism

P. Kaur notices an increase in sexually explicit racist hate speech and asks whether women be sexually available to qualify for a place in the UK

Guest Blogger // 26 July 2015

Categories: Blog

2598816622_048093aecb_mA response to Sarah Vine

Helen Raymond has a few words for Sarah Vine, Daily Mail columnist

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2015

Categories: Blog

take that manchester squareA letter to the man who called me a cunt at a Take That gig

Felicity Hannah describes her experience of harassment at a Take That gig with her disabled sister - and she's not taking it lying down. Here is her letter to the man who harassed her

Guest Blogger // 17 July 2015

Categories: Blog

Women in doctors waiting roomCome to think of it, why do we want to have children?

Women in their 30s are under plenty of pressure to reproduce now or regret it later. It isn’t easy to resist this pressure either; but do we ever really question our motives behind wanting children? Rosie Driffill thinks asking ourselves why we think we want children might be a start

Guest Blogger // 14 July 2015

Categories: Blog

House_of_commonsWill the Women’s Equality Party go far enough?

Tilly Grove asks whether the new Women's Equality Party will deliver the change women really need

Guest Blogger // 2 July 2015

Categories: Blog

size tags square versionMoving on from the beach body

Zoe Margaro Guttenplan on why the “Beach Body Ready” ads were only the tip of the iceberg in the war on women’s bodies.

Guest Blogger // 20 June 2015

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Climbing trees by Manuel SanvictoresDressing outside the box

Sara Upton writes about the parents and retailers dressing kids outside the "pink for girls and blue for boys" box, and why the "agender fashion" movement is becoming ever more popular.

Guest Blogger // 17 June 2015

Categories: Blog

ScalesMy public body

When Sephy Hallow decided to change her body, everyone seemed entitled to comment

Guest Blogger // 15 June 2015

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HondurasThe ‘othering’ of sexual violence

Issy Houston argues that sexual violence crosses cultural boundaries

Guest Blogger // 11 June 2015

Categories: Blog

8720779448_285fdbe29e_m-thumb-320x213-5457How sexism in schools is ‘exhausting’ young women

Melanie Xulu argues that the sexism young people face in schools is 'invisible'.

Guest Blogger // 1 June 2015

Categories: Blog

father-and-daughter-image-sightformyblinded-thumb-320xauto-5445Why aren’t YOU a feminist? – a question from my wife

This is a guest post by Peter Nuckley, a Liverpool born, Yorkshire living, married father of two. He is a keen writer of poetry, novels and songs surpassed only by...

Guest Blogger // 30 May 2015

Categories: Blog

3668142403_9c5d3377ee_m-thumb-320x240-5431Is the end of violence against women in sight?

Janey Stephenson asks what the Istanbul Convention can do to end violence against women

Guest Blogger // 18 May 2015

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Talk-thumb-320x262-5428How (not) to talk to people with endometriosis

Kerry Campion draws up a helpful list of things you should avoid saying to people who choose to share their diagnosis of endometriosis or a similar condition

Guest Blogger // 14 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Love-no-gender-small-thumb-320x240-5419My sexuality is not a psychiatric symptom – it’s just who I am

Charlotte Dingle blogs for the F-word on the experience of being bisexual and having Borderline Personality Disorder, and how this affected her treatment by mental health professionals.

Guest Blogger // 12 May 2015

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rsz_beach_body_ready_protest-thumb-320x320-5402I was labelled a terrorist

Tara Costello hits back at her online aggressors

Guest Blogger // 2 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Shanghai-redDefining ourselves beyond beauty

Laura Wood on the long road to self-acceptance

Guest Blogger // 28 April 2015

Categories: Blog

rsz_5976378132_d92dd448e3-thumb-320x180-5347Has the LibCon coalition kept its promises to women?

Freya Pascall looks back at the 2010 manifestos to find out what's really changed for women

Guest Blogger // 13 April 2015

Categories: Blog

JeTuIlElle-copyChantal Akerman: the girl with the most sugar

This is a guest post by Sophie Mayer. She is busy adding all the latest exciting feminist films from 2015 to her forthcoming book, Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema,...

Guest Blogger // 10 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Are you enjoying Mad Men and Game of Thrones? I am… sort of

Elke Weissmann puts out a call for people to take part in her forthcoming piece of TV-related research

Guest Blogger // 26 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Seed-and-Spark-Screen-Shot-thumb-320x172-5191UnSlut project: help finance Slut: A Documentary Film’s post production

This is a guest post by Emily Lindin, co-director of Slut: A Documentary Film After hearing about the death of Rehtaeh Parsons in 2013, I started The UnSlut Project by...

Guest Blogger // 3 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Karren-BradyExceptions won’t change the rules

Amelia Handy muses on the aspirational formula behind The Apprentice and argues that quotas recommending the 'add-woman-and-stir' recipe to companies are not good enough when we have an economic system that values profit over people

Guest Blogger // 12 December 2014

Categories: Blog

8414587316_f104a44020_mSaudi activists arrested for staging protest against female driving ban

Guest blogger Jan Nadarajah writes about activists arrested for staging a protest against women driving in Saudi Arabia. Two prominent female Saudi women’s rights activists were arbitrarily detained for staging...

Guest Blogger // 10 December 2014

Categories: Blog

14387367072_85312c31b3_zThe expat life – A diplomatic career

This is Nat Newman, our November guest blogger’s last post. She has been writing about women expats. In the past month, her posts have discussed herself, why women expats leave,...

Guest Blogger // 2 December 2014

Categories: Blog

2680257100_69b12c6e7d_mThe expat life: What we do

November guest blogger Nat Newman continues her series on women expats. Her previous posts have focused on herself, why women leave, and how do they juggle their family life. This...

Guest Blogger // 28 November 2014

Categories: Blog

2587827861_108399d411_oThe expat life: A family portrait

November guest blogger Nat Newman continues her series on women expats. You can find her first and second posts here. A funny thing happens whenever I live abroad: I talk...

Guest Blogger // 21 November 2014

Categories: Blog


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