Articles from February 2007

Radical feminist romantic comedy – trailer!

Is Itty Bitty Titty Committee the first romantic comedy about radical feminists? Possibly not, but it’s the first I’ve heard of. Check out the trailer below: IBTC is directed by...

Jess McCabe // 28 February 2007

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Feminist pre-school opens in northern Sweden

Parents in the northern Swedish city of Umeå have banded together to set up a feminist pre-school for their young children, The Local reports. Caroline Ahlénius is one of those...

Jess McCabe //

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Post-natal depression, who cares?

The National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recently stated that GPs and Midwives need to do more to identify depression in new and expectant mothers, according to a...

Abby OReilly //

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Low-fat dairy causes infertility

A team of Harvard boffins recently discovered that low-fat milk and yoghurt could precipitate female infertility, according to a report in The Times today. The study, carried out by the...

Abby OReilly //

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Girl Guides for equality

As a young girl I was never a fan of the Girl Guides. I attended one meeting, hoping that with the uniform would come some sense of authority, but as...

Abby OReilly //

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Missouri rape victims billed for evidence kits?

Rape victims in Missouri, US, are routinely asked to pay for the rape kits used to collect evidence of the crime. Apparently a bill is currently being put forward which...

Jess McCabe //

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The end of marriage? Hardly

Secretary of State for Education Alan Johnson has given a speech saying he does not support a policy of reinstating tax breaks for married couples, because it is patently unfair...

Jess McCabe // 27 February 2007

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Women to be admitted to the Royal Hospital

The Royal Hospital, traditionally home to the Chelsea pensioners, is to open its doors to women as of 2009, according to a report by the BBC. The hospital has been...

Abby OReilly // 26 February 2007

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New York Times thinks women can’t review military history books

How do you become a book reviewer for the New York Times? Well, it turns out, if you’re a woman you might as well not bother applying, because editor Barry...

Jess McCabe //

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Court battle for equality in the work place

The Equal Opportunities Commission is to take the government to court for failing to properly implement European legislation meant to protect against sex discrimination. As reported in The Guardian today,...

Abby OReilly //

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Women disadvantaged in business

The introduction of women into the boardroom is still a relatively new phenomenon, but in recent times more and more of us are dusting off our power suits of a...

Abby OReilly //

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Women priests rock the Islamic world

The introduction of female priests in Morocco looks set to cause controversy in the Islamic world, according to a report by the BBC. These female priests, know as the Mourchidat,...

Abby OReilly //

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One year to save the Feminist Library

Some readers might know this, but several of the bloggers at the F Word, including myself and Louise, are involved in volunteering at the Feminist Library. We had an emergency...

Jess McCabe // 25 February 2007

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Some members of the government not a complete lost cause?

It turns out that Cameron’s pro-marriage rhetoric, which in turn sparked more of the same from the Government, has caused a split in the Cabinet. The Guardian reports that Education...

Jess McCabe //

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Blears to go for Deputy PM position

Hazel Blears has put her hat into the ring for the position of Deputy Prime Minister. Blears is the second woman to put herself forward, after Harriet Harman. The BBC...

Jess McCabe // 24 February 2007

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Ladyfest Cambridge – coming soon

There’s nothing more enjoyable than meeting new people, and if they happen to share your interests then all the better. So, you’ll be pleased to know that the international phenomenon...

Abby OReilly // 23 February 2007

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The 32nd Carnival of Feminists

If you are cyber-savvy you will not have failed to notice the cultivation of a community of bloggers during recent years. The possibilities offered by self-publishing sites means that everyone...

Abby OReilly //

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Blogging from inside the comics industry

What does a comics editor do? If you’re interested in finding out, you could do much worse than read the new blog of Rachel Edidin, who works for Dark Horse...

Jess McCabe //

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Drop in rape allegations and convictions in US

There has been a decline in the number of rape allegations and convictions among young women and men in the US, the LA Times reports. While questions remain about the...

Jess McCabe //

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Women, Games and the Internet

Women have always been a hidden presence on the internet but this e-article shows misogyny and heterosexism aren’t dead on the internet. World of Warcraft is a fantasy war-gaming platform...

Louise Livesey //

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Billie Piper’s best role?

Billie Piper has spent a tumultuous time in the media spotlight. Having first burst onto our screens as a squeaky clean teenager dancing around street corners with a cheesy looking...

Abby OReilly //

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Guest blog: Rachel Millward speaks on Birds Eye View film festival

The Birds Eye View film festival kicks off on the 8th of March, showcasing a week of films by emerging female filmmakers. Festival director Rachel Millward generously offered to put...

Jess McCabe // 22 February 2007

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Marriage out of fashion

There was once a time when great faith was stored in the holy sanctity of marriage. It was an institution not to be scoffed at, and considered a true indication...

Abby OReilly //

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Eggs For Sale

Nothing seemed like a more appealing way to make cash as a student than those advertisements requesting medical volunteers. For just half an hour of your time you’d be rewarded...

Abby OReilly //

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Woman wins top programming award

A female programmer has won the A. M. Turing Award for the first time. The LA Times reports that Frances Allen, “whose work helped crack Cold War-era code and predict...

Jess McCabe //

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