Articles from January 2007

Single-sex carriages prompt sexist backlash

In an effort to provide women with a safe space away from gropers, Tokyo’s subway has instituted single sex carriages. But, reports Mainichi Daily News, Japan’s biggest selling men’s magazine...

Jess McCabe // 31 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Women being murdered and sold as ‘ghost brides’

A gang has been buying women from their families, supposedly to sell them as ‘wives’, only to kill them because they are worth more as ‘ghost brides’. Singapore’s Electric New...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Rape victim jailed, denied morning after pill

A Florida woman was sent to jail and denied access to emergency contraception after reporting a rape to local police. FOX 13 reports that police officers initially took her to...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Perks to being in female minority, says gamer

Sometimes, being the lone woman – or one of a small minority – in a male dominated field like game development has benefits, says Michelle Clay over at WomanGamers.com. It’s...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Pillow fight!

It is not often that sports truly appeal to me, but I can safely say that pillow fighting does. Steven Wells over at the Guardian sports blog says: In December...

Jess McCabe // 30 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Blair sees light on Catholic adoption row

Tony Blair has said that Catholic adoption agencies will not be allowed to discriminate against gay potential adopters. The Guardian reports that the Prime Minister has said agencies will have...

Jess McCabe // 29 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Wife still equals mother for many

Charlie Brooker, the irreverent and hilarious Guardian TV critic, is not in search of a wife. But, he reports in a column today, everyone else thinks he should get one,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Japan’s health minister calls women baby machines

Japan’s health minister called women “birth-giving” machines, during a speech this weekend, according to The Japan Times. Addressing prefectural assembly members of the Liberal Democratic Party in Matsue, the 71-year-old...

Jess McCabe // 28 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Ladyfest Leeds 2007

LADYFEST LEEDS 2007 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: WORKSHOPS Ladyfest Leeds is a festival celebrating creativity, diversity and promoting gender equality, particularly promoting female artists across a multitude of artistic fields,...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Rape case raises questions about judiciary

A case in which a Scottish judge put a footballer’s career ahead of the needs of a teenage girl that police suspect was raped, has raised concerns about the Criminal...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE YOUR FEMINIST LIBRARY (London)

The following notice is being circulated. Please feel free to pass it on. Forthcoming Event Feminist Library : LAST CHANCE TO SAVE YOUR FEMINIST LIBRARY (London) Dear Feminists The management...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Women and Work Commission will not back pay audits

A group set up by the government to investigate how to close the pay gap between women and men will not recommend mandatory pay audits, according to the Green Party....

Jess McCabe // 23 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Stuff that’s bugging me about Betty

Ugly Betty has a lot going for it, but as the season goes on a couple of things are starting to get my radar twitching. I’m watching the show on...

Jess McCabe // 22 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Congresswoman applauds Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty has fans in Congress. According to People, Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis told the House of Representatives that America Ferrera, the actor who plays Betty, “is breaking down barriers...

Jess McCabe // 19 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Big Brother reassures viewers

Further to Jess’s post below. From the Media Guardian: “The complaints were further fuelled when [Jack] Tweed was reported as calling Shetty a “Paki”. Channel 4 insists that in fact...

Catherine Redfern // 18 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Mail, Tories, scared of c**t documentary

The BBC is planning a documentary about the ‘c-word’, provoking cries of outrage from the Mail on Sunday. Capitalising on the nation’s reaction to the totally unacceptable and racist behaviour...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

A headline writer with an empty brain?

When I read a headline like The Girl with a Boy’s Brain, I prepare myself to be annoyed. This is the headline Psychlogy Today decided to give to a profile...

Jess McCabe // 16 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Women you want to know…

When was the first time you were aware of your size? Piny at Feministe asked this question, and received (as of today) 151 responses, each more depressing than the last....

Jess McCabe // 14 January 2007

Categories: Blog

More on Hitchens

[Update: apologies to Mary Birdsong. I mistakenly credited Claire Zulkey with writing the satire of Hitchens’ rant] Remember that Christopher Hitchens article in Vanity Fair about how women aren’t funny?...

Jess McCabe // 13 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Observer Woman tries to regain credibility?

Is the Observer giving its monthly Woman supplement a dose of sobriety? As Dawn Kofie explained last week, the magazine is a disappointingly prosaic offering. Aside from a few serious...

Jess McCabe // 12 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Mind Your Language

Mind Your Language ‘Political Correctness gone mad’ is considered the ultimate insult whenever a feminist dares to speak up about language. Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams isn’t scared off though: she argues...

Catherine Redfern // 8 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Mind Your Language

'Political Correctness gone mad' is considered the ultimate insult whenever a feminist dares to speak up about language. Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams isn't scared off though: she argues that we need to question and challenge the words we use now more than ever.

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams //

Categories: Language

Another day, another dodgy study

Penetrative sex cuts your stress levels, according to the scientists hard at work in Britain’s labs. And by penetrative sex, Dr Stuart Brody, the report’s author, only means straight sex....

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New Review & Comments

Girl With a One Track Mind – Abby Lee Abby Lee’s diary has become a best seller due to the frank, humorous, and explicit descriptions of her sex life in...

Catherine Redfern // 6 January 2007

Categories: Blog

Girl With a One Track Mind – Abby Lee

Abby Lee's diary has become a best seller due to the frank, humorous, and explicit descriptions of her sex life in London. Catherine Redfern considers some of the feminist implications of this popular blogger's book.

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Books

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