Articles by Jane Fae

computer-keyboard-blurryThe online porn debate: a call for respect

As the debate on internet porn and the controls that should be applied gets underway, feminists need to acknowledge that there is no party line on this issue, argues Jane

Jane Fae // 24 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Cark-ParkRail companies shunt women’s safety into a siding

When it comes to safety, the privatised rail industry is still putting profit first - and women nowhere. In this guest post, Jane Fae finds that a small story speaks volumes about commercial attitudes

Jane Fae // 22 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Les-Miserables-Movie-PosterDo we need warning?

Les Misérables is a much-praised musical likely to be viewed by millions. It also contains material that some individuals might find triggering. In this guest post, Jane Fae asks: do we, as the British Board of Film Censors seems to think, now need specific information warning us of this? Or are triggers so individual as to make such an exercise a waste of time?

Jane Fae // 28 January 2013

Categories: Blog

#TransDocFail: the trans community rises

Content note: This piece begins with a strong reference to self harm. Selective concern by the press and medical establishment - targeting one doctor while ignoring decades of everyday abuse and neglect from hundreds of NHS professionals - has led to great anger and unity. Jane Fae explains why in this guest post

Jane Fae // 9 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Female_symbol-240x240Those who think VAW is a joke will never take it seriously – unless they are made to pay

A guest post from Jane Fae picking up on the Paddy Power story that Helen G blogged about on Sunday

Jane Fae // 22 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Transgender-symbol-on-copper--resizeAn experience of crossing the gender divide: personal comfort before real difference

A guest blog post from Jane Fae on a topic she wanted to cover during her guest blogging stint (back in September) but found hard to tackle until now

Jane Fae // 8 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Women-Against-the-CutsToo much glee? Are the cuts only about the economy?

Does this government have it in for women and other minorities? Official line, of course, is not – though as a woman with much cause to be cynical once very...

Jane Fae // 29 September 2011

Categories: Blog

UK-PassportUn(i)sex me here

Should documents be gendered? On the basis of a distinctly unscientific poll, taken amongst a group of feminist academics yesterday, the answer is easy: if gender is not strictly necessary,...

Jane Fae // 20 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Drugs_PrecriptionsHow prescribing practice puts us all in our places

Prescribing is political. Economic, too. But if you focus too hard on the obvious headline-grabbing issues – abortion, IVF and gastric bands – you may just miss the wider implications...

Jane Fae // 14 September 2011

Categories: Blog

all_different_all_equalWho needs another minority?

Minority rights are under attack as never before – mostly under cover of George Osborne’s grand “let’s save the economy project”. Those with privilege and agenda are looking to roll...

Jane Fae // 8 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Commonwealth-GamesSex work and international events: whose side are the politicians on?

I had to smile at the news that the arrival of the Queen, plus assorted Heads of State, was cause for celebration by sex workers in Western Australia. Briefly, I...

Jane Fae // 3 September 2011

Categories: Blog

That%27s-not-my-nameThat’s not my name

Changing name is a hassle. But what is rarely acknowledged is just how much the current systems place a burden on cis women and trans people that is not shared by cis men. Jane Fae reports

Jane Fae // 10 April 2011

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Work and Play

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