Articles from October 2007

Powerful women

Do you think there will ever be a day when a woman with power is not seen as a woman first? When it is so common that it is unexceptional,...

zohra // 31 October 2007

Categories: Blog

The problem with pink

Pink ribbons may raise life-saving funding for breast cancer research. But, Michelle Wright says, October's month of consumer altruism glosses over the reality of the disease - and allows corporations to line their pockets

Michelle Wright //

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Stereotypes

Perfume: the Story of a Murderer

The film adaptation of Patrick Süskind's novel Perfume is a stunning indictment of society's attitude towards women, argues Leanne Bibby

Leanne Bibby //

Categories: Films

Calling all pro-feminist/feminist men in London

This Saturday will see the first meeting of a new group set up for pro-feminist/feminist men in the capital. The group’s founder, Jon, says: “The group has no set objectives...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

From ‘oy sexy’ to ‘frigid bitch’ in 30 seconds

The odd wolf whistle might seem flattering, says Abi M, but catcalling and street harassment can easily turn into something more threatening

Abi Millar //

Categories: Men, Violence

Deporting rapists doesn’t solve anything

A judge has halted the deportation of 20 year-old Mohammed Kendeh, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in 2003, and has admitted to 11 cases of assault, reports...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

The woman behind Persephone Books

Nicola Beauman makes a living from re-printing the forgotten works of female writers. She talks to Cazz Blase about chick lit, the 'surplus' women of the inter-war years and the book trade

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Culture and Media, Interviews, Work and Play

From moist to Shampoo

Personally, I just don’t feel any disgust over the word “moist”. But the news that the word rubs women up the wrong way is all over the blogosphere. Dollymix is...

Jess McCabe // 30 October 2007

Categories: Blog

Da boch chi, Mind the Gap

Cardiff-based activist group Mind the Gap! has announced that it is shutting down its blog. Winter posted a message today: After 3 years and 575 posts, we have decided that...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Classical music to get the Barbie treatment

A colleague of mine was a little confused yesterday when a press release entitled “Classical Music Gets Barbie-fied!” popped into his inbox. It was from Mattel, who are unveiling plans...

Samara Ginsberg //

Categories: Blog

Should feminists drop our surnames?

Today’s Guardian carries a very interesting column by Margaret Sandra, who ditched her surname in 1979 as a feminist statement. Of course, the naming conundrum is not new to feminists...

Jess McCabe // 29 October 2007

Categories: Blog

Abortion Article

Just thought I’d post up the link to the article Abby mentioned at the end of her last post. I wrote it for my university newspaper, but the Editor decided...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

All 12 year-old girls to get cervical cancer jab

From September 2008, all 12 year-old girls in the UK will be inoculated against cervical cancer, in a national vaccination programme set to save the lives of 400 women a...

Jess McCabe // 28 October 2007

Categories: Blog

The great debate rolls on

Yesterday in The Guardian there was an article by Ben Goldacre which questions the legitimacy of the statistical information used to bolster pro-life arguments. This is one of the most...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

Maxim names ‘unsexiest’ women

We’re used to men’s mags like Maxim coming out with offensive lists of the ‘hottest babes of 2007’, etc. But now that this sort of thing has just become background-level...

Jess McCabe // 27 October 2007

Categories: Blog

Getting women to buy insurance…

I’m divided over this ad for life insurance (I think?), which popped up on AdsOfTheWorld.Com recently. It originally appeared on Belgian television, and the basic premise is a good one...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

‘Bin the Bunny’ t-shirts, DVDs, etc…

The bunny-based protest in London against Playboy, kicked off when the porn emporium opened a store on Oxford Street, is now selling t-shirts, badges and DVDs. Hop on over to...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

46th Carnival of Feminists up at Cubically Challenged

The latest feminist carnival is up and ready to read, over at Cubically Challenged. How cool is it that there have been 46 of these Carnivals? As usual, there’s enough...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Geri Halliwell is not a feminist but…

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is interviewed in The Guardian today. She speaks out about her recent work for the UN and her travels to Zambia in order to draw...

Samara Ginsberg // 25 October 2007

Categories: Blog

Are father-daughter relationships undervalued?

There was an article in The Guardian last weekend (unforutnately I’ve been unable to source it online as of yet) written from the first-person perspective of a woman and her...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

Doing it the Traditional Way

How to Have Sex After Marriage is screened on Channel 5 on Wednesday nights and I am very much hoping that tonight’s show turns out to be more progressive than...

Holly Combe // 24 October 2007

Categories: Blog

Is it OK for disabled people to go to brothels?, asks BBC

Is it OK for anyone to go to brothels?, I ask. The title of this BBC online magazine article neatly sidesteps what I see as the rather more pertinent question,...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Moaning Lisa – or how computer programmers conceive of female sexuality….

She looked at me with her motion detectors as I rubbed the piezoelectric sensor between her thighs. Then I spun the potentiometers that jutted out from her chest like nipples....

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

The Taleban would love Bob Jones University

I don’t like to blog stories about Christian fundamentalists in the US. It’s a bit too much like shooting fish in a barrel. But Bob Jones University‘s instructions on dress...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

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