Articles from August 2006

Vatican blanks doctors over first Colombian abortion

The Vatican has said it will excommunicate a team of doctors and nurses that performed an abortion on an 11 year old girl, who got pregnant after she was raped...

Jess McCabe // 31 August 2006

Categories: Blog

Harman to debate equality

Harriet Harman, the Consitutitional Affairs Minister, and the woman behind the latest set of proposals to end the pay gap, is to speak at a debate on gender equality. Harman...

Jess McCabe // 29 August 2006

Categories: Blog

More Cho (and some other stuff)

Head on over to Feministing to read an interview with the fabulous Margaret Cho about her new burlesque show. It\x92s a show that really kind of incorporates a lot of...

Jess McCabe // 27 August 2006

Categories: Blog

Reclaim the Night

Don’t put your marching boots away after the Mark Thomas protest, because it’s nearly time for Reclaim the Night again. Well, OK, it’s in November, but the London Feminist Network...

Jess McCabe // 26 August 2006

Categories: Blog

More activism…

I’ve just received an email from a friend (thanks, Louise!) regarding a mass protest organised by Mark Thomas coming up next week. You’ll probably be aware that the recent Serious...

Lynne Miles // 23 August 2006

Categories: Blog

Uplift Magazine

Jess McCabe gets her hands on an exciting new, glossy, creative feminist magazine.

Jess McCabe // 22 August 2006

Categories: Magazines

Proof that activism can work…

Proof, if it be needed, that activism still works as Irish feminist begin an assault on the la-pdancing industry where it’ll really hurt them – their pockets. As reported here...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Cameron tries to boost number of female MPs – meets predictable opposition from party

In yet another attempt to ditch the Tory party’s image as the “nasty party”, leader David Cameron is aiming to increase the number of women selected to stand at the...

Jess McCabe // 21 August 2006

Categories: Blog

Guardian Hot 15 Women

In answer to the endless ‘Loaded’ type Hot 100 lists, and mirroring a similar endeavour undertaken in the USA a while ago, the Guardian has been taking nominations for a...

Lynne Miles //

Categories: Blog

"Spokeswomen" revisit legendary female globe-circling cyclist

Two US film makers have cycled from Boston to New York to raise money for a film about Annie ‘Londonderry’ Kopchovsky, the first woman to make it around the world...

Jess McCabe // 20 August 2006

Categories: Blog

Longinotto season hits ICA

If you’re in London over the next few weeks, head down to the ICA and watch some of the hard-hitting gender-related documentaries showing during the Kim Longinotto season. Last night...

Jess McCabe // 18 August 2006

Categories: Blog

Third feminist magazine hits shelves

Q. How do you know when you’re in the middle of the feminist renaissance? A. When the third new feminist magazine launched this summer lands on your doorstep. Uplift! is...

Jess McCabe // 15 August 2006

Categories: Blog

Enough with the chick lit

At last, someone who actually works in publishing has wised up to the paucity of shelf space the mainstream gives to serious female writers. And by serious female writers, yes...

Jess McCabe // 14 August 2006

Categories: Blog

New Reviews

Subtext Magazine Subtext is a new British feminist magazine coming out of the feminist blogging community. Catherine Redfern gives the low-down on its style and substance. X-Men: The Last Stand...

Catherine Redfern // 13 August 2006

Categories: Blog

Subtext Magazine

Subtext is a new British feminist magazine coming out of the feminist blogging community. Catherine Redfern gives the low-down on its style and substance.

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Magazines

X-Men: The Last Stand

Shelley Rees argues that the final film in the X-Men trilogy is a galling disappointment, involving a systematic disempowerment of all the strong female characters.

Shelley Rees //

Categories: Films

We Are The Pipettes – The Pipettes

Rachel Harris-Gardiner checks out the debut album from The Pipettes, a fabulous, fun, polka-dotted girl group from Brighton.

Rachel Harris-Gardiner //

Categories: Music

First Magazine

Abby O'Reilly reviews First, a new weekly glossy magazine aimed at women and marketed by Emap as a 'groundbreaking', 'intelligent read' that gives readers 'a broader perspective on the world.' So, does it live up to the hype?

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Magazines

The Gossip – Manchester July 2006

Cazz Blase reviews a storming gig by The Gossip in Manchester on 18th July 2006.

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music

July’s comments published

Comments on articles and reviews received during July have now been published. We are now up to date with the comments. Hooray!

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Girl With One-Track Mind Exposed by Media

The writer of a book of sexual adventures (based on her blog) has had her identity revealed by the Times, just 3 days after the book’s publication. Predictably, the overall...

Holly Combe // 11 August 2006

Categories: Blog

Calling for a third wave…

History is on the side of the feminists, argues Katherine Rake from the Fawcett Society in today’s Guardian. What a shame her own feminist history is so poor, then. While...

Jess McCabe // 8 August 2006

Categories: Blog

June comments published

Comments received during June have been published (wipes brow). The links I previously posted needed amending, so here’s the correct links: June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006

Catherine Redfern // 6 August 2006

Categories: Blog

May’s comments published

Comments received during May have now been published.

Catherine Redfern // 5 August 2006

Categories: Blog

More comments published

Comments received in April have now been published.

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog


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