Articles about Activism

It’s all very well to talk about problems, but these feminists are taking action.

9741280_3e235cb71b_zDementia is a feminist issue

Women make up two thirds of the people living with dementia in the UK and a huge proportion of carers looking after those living with dementia, yet policy making doesn't recognise and value them. Nada Savitch speaks to women affected by dementia and calls on young women to change their futures

Nada Savitch // 21 April 2015

Categories: Activism, Body and Health, Family, Features, Interviews

nina_burrowesAsking the right questions

Psychologist Dr Nina Burrowes talks to Lizzie Atkinson about her online video project that opens up the conversation on sexual abuse

Dr Nina Burrowes // 21 October 2014

Categories: Activism, Interviews, Violence

3330636822_cdc035c3b6_zRemembering our foremothers

Laura Wilkinson speaks to women who participated in the 1984 miners' strike to find out how the industrial dispute changed their lives

Laura Wilkinson // 27 May 2014

Categories: Activism, Class, Features, Herstory, Interviews

Police-with-carWhy crimes against sex workers should be treated as hate crimes

Most sex workers find it difficult to report rape or violence because of the stigma associated with prostitution. Ruth Jacobs argues for a model that treats crimes against sex workers as hate crimes, a model that has been successful in increasing reporting of crimes and convictions in Merseyside

Ruth Jacobs // 19 August 2013

Categories: Activism, Features, Violence

MusicBreaking out of isolation: feminism and creativity

Being creative doesn't have to mean being alone - Jen Steiner argues for increasing the visibility of creative feminists and developing feminist friendly spaces for creative work

Jen Steiner // 4 August 2013

Categories: Activism, Features, Feminism, Work and Play

StatueBeing a young mum: representation and reality

Teenage mums are seen as at best, a problem and, at worst, a burden. Izzy Koksal talks to a young mum about the reality of teenage motherhood

Izzy Koksal // 3 April 2013

Categories: Activism, Family, Features, Interviews, Stereotypes

Empty-walletCaring and living in poverty

Suzanna, a lesbian and single mother, currently on benefits, talks to Anastasia Richardson about the effects of poverty

Anastasia Richardson // 4 February 2013

Categories: Activism, Class, Features, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

Reading-newspaperLucy Anne-Holmes, heroine of the No More Page 3 campaign

Lucy Holmes has been spearheading the campaign to pressurise The Sun to drop the bare boobs from its Page 3. Sarah Edmonds speaks to Lucy about her inspiration and challenges

Sarah Edmonds // 21 January 2013

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Interviews

bethanyl-workingclasswomenFeminism: still excluding working class women?

Working class women talk to Pavan Amara about feeling excluded and patronised by a classist feminist movement where middle class voices are still dominating the debate

Pavan Amara // 7 March 2012

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Education, Family, Feminism, Language, Work and Play

torontosignFeminist critics of SlutWalk have forgotten that language is not a commodity

SlutWalk is primarily a protest movement against victim-blaming, points out Sophie Jones. Feminist critics of the name have got the wrong end of the stick, she argues

Sophie Jones // 8 June 2011

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Language, Violence

FashionWhy feminists should join the fightback against higher education cuts and fees

Critical skills taught on university humanities courses challenge the world view of students and make them a breeding ground for resistance to the status quo, argues Nola Kay

Nola Kay // 1 April 2011

Categories: Activism, Education, Work and Play

Student-cuts-protestStudents offer a glimmer of hope

An encounter with students at an Oxford University festival on gender and equality leaves Lisa Ansell optimistic

Lisa Ansell // 23 January 2011

Categories: Activism

Pro_choice_feminists_in_Sao_PauloGlobal feminism(s)?

Feminists in the UK should be learning from women's activism in other countries, says Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones // 12 January 2011

Categories: Activism, Feminism

Empowering just one person: An interview with Zoe Margolis

The outspoken feminist and author of Girl With a One Track Mind and Girl With a One Track Mind: Exposed spoke to Catherine Redfern about feminism, sex, activism and writing

Catherine Redfern // 16 September 2010

Categories: Activism, Features, Feminism, Interviews, Sex and Relationships

University-CampusOn campus, feminism wavers

University students are used to applying feminist theory in their academic work, but this fails to transfer out of the classroom, reports Lizzie Dearden

Lizzie Dearden // 29 August 2010

Categories: Activism, Education, Feminism

atthisshowBring the herstory of riot grrrl back into the present

What has happened to the legacy of riot grrrl? asks Heather McIntosh

Heather McIntosh // 3 February 2010

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Feminism, Herstory, Work and Play

activistwomenIn our satin tights, fighting for our rights! But are women really natural campaigners?

Stereotypes about women drawn to campaigning because they are natural nurturers do more harm than good, argues Mhairi Guild

Mhairi Guild // 14 January 2010

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Work and Play

On sisterhood

Katie Sutton was called sexist names at Reclaim the Night, amid continued disagreements between feminists over the issue of prostitution/sex work. Where now for sisterhood at these public events? Includes a response by Finn Mackay

Various Authors // 9 December 2009

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Violence

childrenatmarchA gude cause maks a strong arm

Wisrutta Atthakor reports back from the Gude Cause march through Edinburgh, 100 years to the day since Scottish suffragettes took to the city's streets

Wisrutta Atthakor // 18 November 2009

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Herstory, Scotland

fil1Feminism in London 2009

Charlotte Cooper reports back from the capital's second Feminism in London conference

Charlotte Cooper // 13 October 2009

Categories: Activism, Feminism

How to organise a demonstration

In this case study, Carrie Supple explains how she and Louise Morris organised a protest to support Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein - and how you can use the same techniques to organise a demo for your campaign too

Carrie Supple // 15 September 2009

Categories: Activism, Features

Stink bombing the beauty pagaent

Protesters from Smash Miss Contest sneaked into the Miss London University beauty contest, releasing stinkbombs and distributing letters to the audience. Sarah Levack reports

Sarah Levack // 27 April 2009

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Feminism

Piercing the whitening silence

Terese Jonsson calls for all white feminists (herself included) to step up to the plate on racism and white privilege

Terese Jonsson // 16 March 2009

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Racism

redinterview2Grassroots feminism 2.0?

Want to make connections with grassroots feminist activists across borders and languages? Melanie Maddison talks to Red Chidgey about an online project that aims to help us do just that

Melanie Maddison // 3 March 2009

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Feminism, Interviews

We’re all in this together

Irish and British women must unite in the battle for reproductive rights, argue Ariel Silvera and Sinead Ahern, as they sketch out the history of abortion in Ireland and the UK

Various Authors // 26 October 2008

Categories: Activism, Body and Health, Feminism, Politics and Current Affairs

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