Articles from October 2005

Countering Anti-Feminist Arguments

I don’t normally post on this blog to simply direct you elsewhere, but this is an exception. Mind the Gap has a brilliant, really interesting post on countering anti-feminist arguments....

Catherine Redfern // 30 October 2005

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Where to stick ‘Tube Tips for Women’?

Transport for London have recently published a handy leaflet ‘specially for those vulnerable lady-travellers who have been plaguing the underground with their antics – sitting too far away from the...

Lynne Miles // 27 October 2005

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Insult to Injury

Not only has Gordon Ramsay shamelessly ripped off this website’s name for his new show, The F Word , but he has compounded the injury by apparently claiming that “women...

Catherine Redfern // 26 October 2005

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The Feminist Library needs you!

The Feminist Library is a gigantic collection of feminist books, magazines and more tucked away in Elephant and Castle. We’re in dire straits, and need enthusiastic volunteers to help keep...

Jess McCabe //

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Plan for more contraceptives on the NHS reveals conservative attitudes

Women should be able to access a wider range of contraceptives on the NHS, including injections that protect against pregnancy for three months, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence has...

Jess McCabe //

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Iran bans ‘feminist’ films

‘Feminist’ and pro-American films are to be banned in Iran, in an edict handed down by an Islamic thinktank headed up by hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. IranMania reports that the...

Jess McCabe // 21 October 2005

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Women set to be poorer than men

Everyone knows that women have been disadvantaged by the pensions system in the past. Two thirds of the poorest pensioners are women. But new figures reveal that we’re still not...

Jess McCabe // 20 October 2005

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Ronaldo named as footballer in rape case

Ronaldo was arrested last night regarding allegations of rape in a London hotel following Manchester United’s game against Fulham (see here for more). Yet another example of those with privilege...

Louise Livesey //

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New Government Discussions Place Young People’s Rights Under Serious Threat

You may already be aware that under-age people’s right to confidential sexual health advice is to be challenged in the courts next month by Sue Axon, a woman who wishes...

Holly Combe // 19 October 2005

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Two stories have come out of Afghanistan this week, reflecting the uneven progress of women’s rights and other basic freedoms in the country. The editor of a magazine called Women’s...

Jess McCabe // 8 October 2005

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Prozac company targets women with severe PMS?

British readers may not realise that in the United States it is common for drug companies to ply their wares direct to ‘consumers’ through television and magazine advertising. In The...

Jess McCabe //

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Hooray for Zoe Williams …

… once again saying what I wanted to say much better than I ever would have! This piece, in today’s Guardian, picks up on the ‘babies do better with mum’...

Lynne Miles // 4 October 2005

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Harriet Miers nominated for US Supreme Court

This morning, President Bush announced his second Supreme Court nomination. He has nominated Harriet Miers to replace Sandra Day O’Connor, who stepped down from the Supreme Court last July. Originally,...

Lynne Miles // 3 October 2005

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Babies do best with Mum?

A study covered on the front page of the Observer yesterday reports that babies do best in developmental terms when they are cared for by stay at home mothers. The...

Lynne Miles //

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South African women more likely to be HIV positive

Young South African women are three times more likely to be infected with HIV than men in the same age group, a new study has revealed. The Feminist Majority Foundation...

Jess McCabe // 1 October 2005

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Portugal to vote on abortion

The people of Portugal are to vote on whether to legalise abortion, the Feminist Majority Foundation reports. Its parliament has voted to hold a referendum, which if successful would see...

Jess McCabe //

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