Articles from May 2007

Female Genital Mutilation

Here is a video by the UN about Female Genital Mutilation. In parts it is disturbing watching but it is very, very interesting watching. Spot lights on Sierra Leone and...

Louise Livesey // 15 May 2007

Categories: Blog

The Best Way to Beat Objectification – do it yourself…

In the rush to convince us that we are in a post-feminist era, clothing designers have decided to get in on the act. And why not – us “post-feminist” (/end...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Right to breastfeed in public could be enshrined in law

The Times reports that ministers committed to the Breastfeeding Manifesto are pushing for women’s right to breastfeed in public to be protected by law. Or rather, it reports that Women...

Laura // 14 May 2007

Categories: Blog

Just a quick one …

For a really excellent medically-based point of view about why the American debate on partial birth abortion is a nonsense, see Good Enough Mum: This is not about being for...

Lynne Miles //

Categories: Blog

Ever seen this on the London Tube?

Imagine my delight when I jumped on the Santiago metro last week to find the train lined with pro-equality advertisements! The adverts are part of a campaign by the Chilean...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Nintendo targets Japanese mums

Forget flowers and cards, in Japan many mothers will be waking up to receive a games console today, reports Wired. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Tokyo’s subways and billboards are...

Jess McCabe // 13 May 2007

Categories: Blog

Sex by deception wasn’t rape – US court

A Massachusetts court has ruled that rape can only be rape if it involves force, not fraud, reports ABC News. The case involved a man who tricked a woman into...

Jess McCabe // 12 May 2007

Categories: Blog

First Carnival of Radical Feminists

The first ever carnival of radical feminists has been published over at Women’s Space/The Margins. Cheryl Lindsey Seelhoff goes into a long and detailed explanation of exactly what she thinks...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Doll Face

YouTube provides interesting fodder sometimes (for anyone who hasn’t already seen it the “Fat Rant” is another example). Today’s offering was Doll Face. An interesting view on the unattainability of...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Europe has less female bosses than Americas

Women in both North and South America have made greater inroads into legislative and management positions than us here in Europe, EUObserver reports. The figures come from the International Labour...

Jess McCabe // 11 May 2007

Categories: Blog

Rights for the most marginal?

Two stories about the right to control women’s bodies make for interesting reading today. In the US the hysterectomy and continuing hormone treatment of a disabled girl has been deemed...

Louise Livesey // 9 May 2007

Categories: Blog

Patrick Moore should stick to the stars

Why, oh why, is an 84 year old astromer reported as having any notion of contemporary cultural mores? Can anyone tell me? This week it is reported Moore has been...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Even when the man does something wrong, it’s the woman who ends up paying.

Verizon Wireless has just pulled a sponsorship deal for Gwen Stefani’s new tour rumoured to be worth $3million. The reason? Her supporting act, Akon, was caught on film “dry humping”...

Louise Livesey //

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Pregnant? If not, why not?

Many consider that men are biologically predisposed to spread their seed as far and wide as they can, the contents of their underpants being emptied as spontaneously and unexpectedly as...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

Polish politician proposes mini-skirt ban

A Polish legislator has proposed a ban on mini-skirts, heavy makeup and see-through or low-cut blouses – in a bid to tackle prostitution, reports Spiegel Online. Incredibly, Artur Zawisza, a...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Comments for April!

Comments received during the month of April went online last night. Theadora Jean’s feature on Britney Spears stirred up most controversy this time, with some readers expressing their sympathy for...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Pornographers Gone Wild

The latest far-from shocking news to hit the blog-o-sphere is that some of the women featured in the (otherwise extremely high-quality…no really) show “Girls Gone Wild” were co-erced into participation....

Kate Smurthwaite //

Categories: Blog

Gay Power – but only if you’re male

The Independent on Sunday published it’s Pink Power list at the weekend. Of the 101 nominated people for being successes “key to British life” only 16 are women (and the...

Louise Livesey // 8 May 2007

Categories: Blog

Review of Chilean version of Observer Woman

Women in Chile: Moving towards equality (but only if you look the part) Chile’s Mujer magazine is a bizarre juxtaposition of all that’s best in women’s journalism and all that’s...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Muslim woman attacked for covering up in pool

Back in March, director of the NGO Women for Women International, Manal Omar, was publicly humiliated by a male member of the Oxford fitness club she was swimming at after...

Laura // 7 May 2007

Categories: Blog

Comments from April 2007

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Categories: Comments

Multiculturalism and Women

The Independent on Colcatta raises this debate again, but with new cases. The article relates the problem of when multiculturalism is seen as an excuse for gendered racism. For example...

Louise Livesey // 6 May 2007

Categories: Blog

Raise age of consent for porn to 21?

Now that porn is edging into the mainstream, the age of consent for appearing in porn should be raised from 18 to 21, argues Garance Franke-Ruta in the Wall Street...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Google search reveals bias towards he over she

Hoyden About Town has posted a really interesting entry on the proportion of mentions of the words she and he on feminist blogs and political party websites. Click over there...

Jess McCabe // 5 May 2007

Categories: Blog

Pass the bucket…

…and not so I can put my £5 in it – so I can puke! Today’s question: Is Stripping Feminist?. And today’s answer is: No. Or possibly Oh Please –...

Kate Smurthwaite //

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