Articles by Guest Blogger

14049181218_e2553b4457_zWhy I refuse to wear high heels

Kerry Flint points to a double standard in footwear

Guest Blogger // 26 August 2015

Categories: Blog

AS beach photo squareDeferring a key, a ring and motherhood for my backpack and passport. Am I doing life wrong?

Ashton Simpson writes about her choice as a young woman to travel and asks why so many still find it troubling when young women don't adhere to the socially accepted paths of mortgage, marriage and motherhood within the expected timeframe

Guest Blogger // 23 August 2015

Categories: Blog

building women squareWhy do women only make up 11% of the 2 million British construction industry workers?

Lekha Mohanlal wants to know why the UK construction industry boom hasn't attracted many women - are women really afraid to don their overalls, or is it more that they don't realise the opportunities are there?

Guest Blogger // 21 August 2015

Categories: Blog

IMG_2453Support for breastfeeding mums in the workplace

Breastfeeding advocate and mum Becky Young on her experience working for an employer who supported her breastfeeding at work, and argues that mothers need more support to manage work and breastfeeding

Guest Blogger // 10 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Mon Amour squareShould we decriminalise the sex industry? My heart says no but my head says otherwise

Kay Page on the current debate about the decriminalisation of sex work, and why it's not a question that can be easily answered, even for feminists

Guest Blogger // 6 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Moneypurse square versionThe Pensions gender gap – what’s being done about it?

Ryan Smith looks at the gap between men's and women's pensions, and asks what can be done to ensure greater equality in terms of financial security in retirement

Guest Blogger // 4 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Fourth Wave by Sophie YatesMarching against austerity with the Feminist Bloc

Jade Moulds blogs about her experiences protesting with other women against the cuts to services and support, and why feminists need to get involved in opposing planned cuts that will leave many women more vulnerable.

Guest Blogger // 2 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Amal_cropIs it too much to ask?

Alexandra Collinson asks why the media continues to sideline the careers and achievements of famous women in favour of their dresses and husbands

Guest Blogger // 31 July 2015

Categories: Blog

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

Categories: Blog

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

Categories: Blog

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

Categories: Blog

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

Categories: Blog

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


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