Articles from September 2005

Mini Skirts in the Workplace?

According to Conservative mayor, Gabor Mitynan, it’s a “yes,” but the condition attached is that you must have “perfect” legs. Mitynan, who runs a wealthy district of Budapest in Hungary,...

Holly Combe // 30 September 2005

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Abortion rights for young women

Why is the growing movement to restrict access to abortion for minors a bad idea? Because even girls in liberal, accepting, happy families, sometimes don’t want to tell them they’re...

Jess McCabe // 28 September 2005

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DV review – correction

A helpful reader has pointed out that – far from the review mentioned below being the first of its kind in the UK – there have been over 70 such...

Lynne Miles // 21 September 2005

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Football, Child Abuse and the law

Prompted by this: “Kate Coleman, the Premiership’s head of child protection, said she was unable to give the names of the clubs or individuals involved in the two ongoing investigations,...

Louise Livesey // 20 September 2005

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Reclaim the Night 2005 – spread the word

“Calling all women and girls to march together in protest at the rising number of reported rapes in the UK compared to the falling conviction rate and the fact that...

Catherine Redfern // 19 September 2005

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Date set for Domestic Violence Review

A date has been set for a review into the case of how a man was able to shoot dead his estranged wife and son whilst he was banned from...

Lynne Miles //

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Classic Quote

I wanted to quickly share this little gem from Rev. Pat Robertson, courtesy of popbitch: “This is the second time in a row that God has invoked a disaster shortly...

Lynne Miles // 15 September 2005

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Objections to Cosmetic Surgery

The Guardian had a depressing article today entitled: Most British women now expect to have cosmetic surgery in their lifetime. How did the ultimate feminist taboo become just another lifestyle...

Catherine Redfern // 14 September 2005

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Setting up a feminist group

Mind the Gap, a group blog and real-life group based in Cardiff, have a really interesting post on the trials and tribulations of setting up a feminist group, covering issues...

Catherine Redfern //

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Garbage bags used as substitute condoms in Uganda

Garbage bags are being used as substitute condoms in Uganda, because the government is restricting access to prophylactics, The Feminist Majority Foundation reports. The Center for Health and Gender Equity...

Jess McCabe // 10 September 2005

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Crossdressing talks in London

The Fashion & Textile Museum in Bermondsey is putting on a series of panel discussions on crossdressing this month. Still to come: 14 September: Crossdressing in Non-European Cultures: Crossdressing is...

Jess McCabe //

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Girls On Film

The Independent Heroines Film Festival stops in Manchester (at the Cornerhouse) on 15th September, where for £3, including drinks, you’ll be able to see two hours of films, introduced by...

Barbara Felix // 8 September 2005

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Ageism more common than sexism

A report recently commissioned and published by Age Concern shows that ageism, rather than sexism or racism is the most frequently experienced prejudice. 29% of people interviewed reported experience of...

Lynne Miles // 7 September 2005

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Miscellenea

Okay, there’s no point pretending any of the following is connected, it’s just a load of stuff I saw recently that I think’s interesting. So here goes! First off, the...

Catherine Redfern // 5 September 2005

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