Articles from April 2005

Poor women in the US denied abortions, even after rape, incest

Poor American women who become pregnant after rape or incest are being denied access to abortion, according to Stephanie Poggi from the Centre for American Progress. On AlterNet today, Poggi...

Jess McCabe // 29 April 2005

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Women fight it out to be Chile’s president

Two Chilian politicians are fighting it out for a chance to become the country’s first ever female president. Michelle Bachelet and Soledad Alvear are only competing to be the presidential...

Jess McCabe //

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Women speak out about their abortions

It’s often said that abortion is not given much in the way of airtime. And certainly not in a way that portrays the complex reasons behind women’s choice to have...

Jess McCabe // 28 April 2005

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Daisy, Daisy ….

The Guardian today reports concerns from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the newest sexual fad amongst schoolchildren is daisy chaining – the practice of group sex (in a circle,...

Lynne Miles //

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Half of voters will not have the option of voting for a woman

Just under half of voters in next weeks general election will be denied the opportunity to vote for a woman, the Fawcett Society said today. None of the parties are...

Jess McCabe // 27 April 2005

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Mexico City shelter to house elderly prostitutes

A new shelter is being set up for elderly survivors of the sex trade in Mexico City, the Guardian reports today. The site of the shelter is a grand, abandoned...

Jess McCabe //

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Embroideries

Nerve is running a really interesting interview with Iranian comic book artist/writer Marjane Satrapi, about her latest comic Embroideries. The comic documents Satrapi and her female friends and relatives talking...

Jess McCabe // 26 April 2005

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Robert Downey Junior "compliments" Lorraine Kelly

Viewers of morning TV were apparently concerned by Robert Downey Junior’s “compliment” to presenter Lorraine Kelly on This Morning. Downey, in response to Kelly saying how well he looked, passed...

Louise Livesey //

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Be heard

Women in London have set up a sister site to provide a forum for women to express their views on political issues ahead of the general election. The website, Women...

Jess McCabe //

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Women to play golf alongside men

Women may compete alongside men for the first time at a prestigious golf tournament, the Open at St Andrews. The tournament\x92s organisers have said that American teenager Michelle Wie willbe...

Jess McCabe //

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Tick, Tock

So, the best age for women to start a family is apparently 34. You have to take all these soundbite generalisations with a pinch of salt of course, but at...

Catherine Redfern // 25 April 2005

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Do it yourself teenage sex offending

Alistair Gillespie, of the governments net task force, is calling for a re-think on how we deal with underage sex offenders after the case was dropped against a teenage girl...

Barbara Felix //

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Hidden army of girls uncovered

Girls around the world are being abducted and forced to work in the army, as soldiers, porters, cooks and cleaners, according to a report by Save the Children. Most of...

Jess McCabe //

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London women win recognition

Southwark Council are giving the public a chance to vote for who should be the recipients (both people and places) of the next round of blue plaques, commemorating the history...

Jess McCabe // 24 April 2005

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Fairytales are bad for you, it’s (kind of) official

An American psychotherapist is to present a paper next month that suggests reading too many fairytales featuring submissive role models is bad for girls. As reported in the Guardian, Susan...

Jess McCabe // 23 April 2005

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Selfridges Boob?

The window displays at Selfridges, Oxford Street, London are “legendary” and “groundbreaking”; they also seem to have somewhat of an obsession with stripping and sex work. A few years ago,...

Catherine Redfern //

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Vagina badge sparks contraversy

Here is a story (via Boing Boing)which is interesting on a couple of levels. A teenager in the US has been banned from wearing an ‘I (heart) my vagina’ badge,...

Jess McCabe //

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Pilot wins sex discrimination case

A pilot who flies for British Airways has won her landmark sex discrimination case. Jessica Starmer, who has a young child, found it difficult to cope with the long and...

Jess McCabe //

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Musical doctors

The life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first female doctor in the UK, is to be turned into a musical. According to this local news story, it is to be...

Jess McCabe // 22 April 2005

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Ball Breaking Millionaire Females

Thoroughly objectionable article in The Telegraph today \x96 a new report published today by the Centre for Economic and Business Research for the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society indicates that in...

Lynne Miles //

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Sexism in the FT

It is annoying to find outdated, sexist sentiments, where-ever you find them. But it is even more annoying when you find sexism in the headline of a newspaper article that...

Jess McCabe //

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"Moulin Rouge meets Chicks on Speed"

Immodesty Blaize, \x91queen of British burlesque\x92 starts a run at the Arts Theatre on 20th April. The show is billed as "a seductive blend of hot charm and high camp"...

Lynne Miles //

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We Love A Wife Beater, We Do

So apparently it\x92s okay to hit your wife, as long as you\x92re a lovable rogue with it. And, let\x92s face it, if you write a book about it afterwards saying...

Lynne Miles // 21 April 2005

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My Name is Rachel Corrie

Guardian journalist Katherine Viner and the stupendous actor Alan Rickman have co-written a play about Rachel Corrie, the American activist who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer when she was...

Jess McCabe // 20 April 2005

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Women’s votes?

For anyone agonising over how to vote in the upcoming elections, the Fawcett Society has put together a neat booklet comparing the main parties’ policies on issues of concern to...

Jess McCabe //

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