Articles from December 2007

Surprise, surprise?

A man known as Melvin Polatnick has written a blog titled ‘Horny men are not selective,’ in which he claims “a man will screw any female that is available,” and...

Abby OReilly // 31 December 2007

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Internet application supposed to help women orgasm

Wondering how to while away those winter nights during the new year? Well, look no further than the new iPhone application Rubmyclit, a programme which claims to be able to...

Abby OReilly //

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Does excess oestrogen cause anorexia?

According to a report by The Times today, anorexia may be a condition incubated in the women by surplus oestrogen. The investigation found that twin girls are at greater risk...

Abby OReilly //

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If only instant soup really could end the patriarchy…

Presscue links to a series of Romanian ads for instant soup which I can’t help both loving and hating at the same time: On the one hand, these images rather...

Jess McCabe //

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Anti-Rape Campaigns

Today has been the day of visual anti-rape campaign posters for some reason. We don’t tend to do this much in the UK which is a shame. Lets start here...

Louise Livesey //

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Book worth a look

There’s an interesting review over at The Times of The Naked Man: A Study of the Male Body, by zoologist and author Desmond Morris. In his new book, Morris offers...

Abby OReilly // 30 December 2007

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When to battle the bulge?

With Christmas comes the obligatory over-indulgence that means for the next six months whenever we break wind we can smell a turkey dinner. As New Year’s Eve approaches and our...

Abby OReilly //

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Abby Lee on the need for change

I read this post by Abby Lee over at Girl with a one-track mind a few days ago, but owing to the devastatingly honest nature of this blog, I wanted...

Abby OReilly // 29 December 2007

Categories: Blog

What an expression! Must be the work of man, apparently!

The following sequence of facial expressions was posted over at Oomsa, a site described by the owner through a plagiarised statement as “about me and why everything I like is...

Abby OReilly //

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Men want ‘lobotomised’ women

A woman carries out a speed dating experiment. She goes to one such event as a human rights lawyer, interested in economics, politics and Proust. She strikes out: the men...

Jess McCabe //

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Riot grrrl film on YouTube

Coilhouse points out that the entire film All Over Me is available on YouTube. In 1997, director Alex Sichel was given a grant to make a film about the riot...

Jess McCabe // 28 December 2007

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Government encouraging boys to play with toy weapons

The government has produced guidance advising nursery schools to let boys play with weapons, because it aids their learning development, reports the Guardian. OK, so there’s a lot to untangle...

Jess McCabe //

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New method could determine time when drinks spiked

A scientist has developed a method which could help police determine when rapists spike drinks, down to a two-hour time frame, reports the BBC. The method obviously relies on the...

Jess McCabe //

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Careers advisor slams up against sexism in the workplace, etc

I have a love/hate relationship with careers blogger Penelope Trunk, but today I just feel really bad for her. After her popular careers advice column was dropped by Yahoo!, Trunk...

Jess McCabe //

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Benazir Bhutto assassinated in suicide bombing

Former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated, reports the BBC and everyone else. Ms Bhutto had just addressed an election rally in Rawalpindi when she was shot...

Jess McCabe // 27 December 2007

Categories: Blog

Some Boxing Day reading…

Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas/day off yesterday. If you’re looking for something to read today, you could do much worse than the latest Carnival of Radical Feminists. As usual...

Jess McCabe // 26 December 2007

Categories: Blog

Who to blame for sexist Xmas cards? Feminists, obviously!

Today’s Sun features a column about ridiculing of men in Christmas cards. OK, so I agree with the basic premise of William Coulson’s column. Cards for all sorts of occasional...

Jess McCabe // 23 December 2007

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Abortion Rights Public Meeting

Abortion Rights is holding a public meeting on January 16th 2008 entitled “Defend the Abortion Act – Campaigning for a Woman’s Right to Decide”. Details below. 7pm for a 7.30pm...

Laura //

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The rise of the ‘bridesman’ and ‘groomsmaid’

It sometimes takes a story like this one in the New York Daily News, to get your head around just how mired down in conventional gender-role thinking the world really...

Jess McCabe // 21 December 2007

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Testosterone causes humour? Oh, please

A Norfolk professor has concluded that women are naturally less funny because of lower testosterone levels. What evidence does he have for this? Women were less likely to make stupid...

Jess McCabe //

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Spice Girls feminism

The concept of ‘Spice Girls feminism’ has been resuscitated recently – perhaps unsurprisingly, given the group’s own reunion. Check out this snippet from the Today programme, split into two sections...

Jess McCabe //

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Boxers don’t cry. Women do

“I feel like a woman. I can’t stop crying. All that’s missing is a pair of tits.” Ricky Hatton doesn’t seem to be taking his loss to Floyd Mayweather with...

Carrie Dunn //

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Oh so ‘funny’ satire on what turns girls on

For a minute let’s set aside the rights and wrongs of porn, to consider this hilarious take on what turns girls on. Brought to us by the cretins who thought...

Jess McCabe // 20 December 2007

Categories: Blog

What does the 50th ‘anniversary’ of the Feminist Carnival mean?

The 50th Carnival of Feminists has been published at Jaded Hippy. As is so often the case, the Carnival is hosted by a blog which is completely new to me....

Jess McCabe // 19 December 2007

Categories: Blog

‘Feminine’ road signs banned in Sweden – but are they a good idea anyway?

You know how the green man telling you it’s OK to cross the street seems to be… well… a man? If a human needs to appear in a road sign,...

Jess McCabe // 18 December 2007

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