Articles from November 2006

Bishop: God is a feminist

Here’s some news that puts yesterday’s announcement that the next French president could be a women’s rights advocate into the shade somewhat: God is a feminist. Or so says South...

Jess McCabe // 29 November 2006

Categories: Blog

Royal the feminist?

Segolene Royal, the woman who is likely to stand as the French Socialist party’s candidate for president in the upcoming elections, has linked her ascendancy to feminism. The Telegraph, no...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Taliban kills for teaching girls

A teacher in Afghanistan was disemboweled and then torn apart with his legs tied to motorbikes because he taught female students, the Independent reports today. Since 46-year-old Mohammed Halim’s death,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

October comments published

Comments received during October have been published. There were loads!

Catherine Redfern // 28 November 2006

Categories: Blog

Another abortion related story

Another abortion related story on The Guardian site tonight, revealing perhaps a more positive slant on the current debate, depending rather on how you look at it…

Barbara Felix //

Categories: Blog

c.1000 women Reclaim the Night in central London

This year’s Reclaim the Night march was a huge success, attracting an estimated 1000 women to central London to protest against sexual violence. It’s a massive achievement in itself that...

Catherine Redfern // 26 November 2006

Categories: Blog

Comments from October 2006

Comments and feedback.

Catherine Redfern // 25 November 2006

Categories: Comments

Women Take Action Against Rape: Event in Bristol This Saturday

Every day, an average of 30 women contact Bristol organisations seeking help for rape/sexual abuse and, last year, there were 225 rapes and 727 other sexual assaults reported to the...

Holly Combe // 24 November 2006

Categories: Blog

Sweden has most empowered women

Sweden has the smallest gender gap in the world, according to a World Economic Forum report. The UK doesn’t do too badly either, coming in 9th behind a list of...

Jess McCabe // 22 November 2006

Categories: Blog

Video games bridge gender toy divide

Asked what toys they want for Christmas, US boys and girls both opted for computer game consoles such as the Nintendo DS, in a list otherwise dominated by gender-specific toys...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Ditto named NME’s coolest

Beth Ditto from The Gossip has been named the coolest person in rock by NME, a Guardian blogger reports. Beth is a fire-breathing icon of rock’n’roll non-conformity. With a voice...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Time to sign up for diversity

With all the intolerance and extremism brewing in Europe at the moment – such as the Dutch government’s decision to ban the burqa in public places – now is a...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Hitachi sued for demoting transsexual

A transwoman who was demoted after undergoing sex-change surgery is suing Hitachi Data Systems for £500,000. The Guardian reports that Jessica Bussert accepted a transfer to the firm’s Buckinghamshire office...

Jess McCabe // 21 November 2006

Categories: Blog

Sisterwife speaks

A ‘sisterwife’ – or woman in a polygamous marriage – sets out what life is like as just one of a number of women married to the same man in...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

South Africa legalises same-sex marriage

South Africa has become one of a handful of countries to legalise same-sex marriage. Putting a bit of a dampener on that excellent news, however, the Independent carries a worrying...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Comments August & September

Readers’ comments from August and September have been published.

Catherine Redfern // 19 November 2006

Categories: Blog

Comments from September 2006

Comments and feedback from readers.

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Comments

27th Carnival of Feminists

The 27th Carnival of Feminists is up now. Still as brilliant as ever – still a genius idea – still proving feminism is alive and kicking. Yay!

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Fiver received with thanks!

A very belated thanks to Natasha of Feminish, who a few months ago sent me a fiver for The F Word in order to prove the point about putting your...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Regender

For a laugh, I just ran www.thefword.org.uk though regender.com, a website translation programme that automatically identifies all gendered words in any webpage and swaps them round. So, “men” become “women”...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Comments from August 2006

Comments, rants and feedback from readers.

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Comments

Review of ‘Backlash’ Event, London

‘Backlash: The Hidden War on Women in the UK’ – 1st Nov 2006, London Glencora Bailey reports on a thought-provoking film and speaker event organised by the Women’s Resource Centre,...

Catherine Redfern // 18 November 2006

Categories: Blog

‘Backlash: The Hidden War on Women in the UK’ – 1st Nov 2006, London

Bailey reports on a thought-provoking film and speaker event organised by the Women's Resource Centre, in November in London

Glencora Bailey //

Categories: Events

New Articles & Review

The Food of Love? When a man insists on paying for all your meals, what’s the real motive? Claire McGowan examines why she fights for the right to pay her...

Catherine Redfern // 17 November 2006

Categories: Blog

Psychologies

A magazine for women that isn't obsessed with making you feel bad about your body image? Shocking, but possibly true, as Abby O'Reilly explains.

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Magazines

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