Articles from July 2008

Dangerous Jobs for Girls: Thoughts on Equality and Liberation.

Intrigued by Barbara’s post and the ensuing comments, I caught up with Dangerous Jobs for Girls. Its merits were very similar to those of the old Channel 4 show Faking...

Laura // 31 July 2008

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Happy National Orgasm Day! How should we celebrate?

There’ll be those of you who think the allocation of just one official day a year to celebrate the almighty O is not enough, and I’m inclined to agree. However,...

Abby OReilly //

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Her Naked Skin

I suspect I’m not alone in being a bit vague on my suffragette history. So I was really impressed with Her Naked Skin, by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, on right now at...

Jess McCabe //

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Cervical Cancer Vaccine: New Twist

I have just finished reading M.D’s column in the current issue of ‘Private Eye’ (25/7-7/8/08), in which the anonymous doctor poses the following question: “Why has “new” Labour chosen not...

Barbara Felix // 30 July 2008

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Larry Summers, Women and Maths

You may remember a controversy a couple of years ago about remarks made by Larry Summers, former President of Harvard University. He suggested that the reason there are fewer women...

Lynne Miles //

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Makeup for men…

A few make-up products are to be sold in highstreet chain Superdrug, aimed specifically at men – prompting fascination in the Guardian offices. Not only have they interviewed a random...

Jess McCabe //

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Gender-testing for ‘suspicious-looking’ female Olympic athletes in Beijing

Women athletes who might secretly be men (or, as the Times Online charmingly phrases it, “suspicious-looking" woman athletes) will be forced to take a sex test in the Beijing Olympic Games, Olympic officials have announced.

Mel J // 29 July 2008

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Murder law reforms to help victims of domestic violence.

Victims of domestic violence who kill their partners after sustained abuse would no longer automatically face murder charges should new proposals from the Ministry of Justice be given the go-ahead....

Laura //

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Computer says…

Mike On Ads has a mildly amusing toy which analyses your web browser history to estimate your gender… (Or should that be "construct your gender"?) Mike says that the idea...

Helen G //

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Fat Friends

I’ve had a piece on The Guardian’s Cif published today about scientific claims that having a fat friend is likley to promote weight gain. I’ve not had an opportunity to...

Abby OReilly //

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Dangerous Jobs For Girls, Dubious Fetishism For Women, and Sheer Blinding Hatred…

I see there’s a programme on T.V next week called ‘Dangerous Jobs For Girls’ and, to be fair, I have no intention of watching it, but, having seen the adverts...

Barbara Felix //

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Late Portal convert

I am aware that I have been quite negative about various video games here in the past. To be honest, my feelings about gaming are not so much love-hate as...

Jess McCabe //

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News flash: paying bills causes ovary shrinkage. Or something.

EDIT: Oops – I see Holly and I are both into late night masochism when it comes to looking for blog fodder and simultaneously posted on the same infuriating article…...

Laura //

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And Now for Something Really Annoying…

No-Follow tags at the ready! If you fancy reading a real howler, check out this prime piece of retrogressive poppycock from the Daily Mail that I discovered through Polly Styrene’s...

Holly Combe //

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Feminist fiction suggestions?

So, I’ve been having a bit of a fiction binge. Well, I was sick all last week and staring at a screen for more than 10 minutes at a time...

Jess McCabe // 28 July 2008

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Introducing our new guest blogger… Milly Shaw

I realised I should ask Milly Shaw to blog when I was wanting to link to her excellent website at least once a week. Well, she has kindly agreed, and...

Jess McCabe //

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New York Times thinks women bloggers are a fashion story

The New York Times ran a story about women bloggers facing a glass ceiling – and placed it in the Fashion & Style section. As Every Dot Connects (from whom...

Jess McCabe //

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Women in London: questionnaire

I am involved in a project about women’s sex lives in London, and we are currently asking women if they could complete quite a candid questionnaire about their intimate schenanigans....

Abby OReilly // 27 July 2008

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Daily irritations this week

The following are the latest entries in the “little things that bug me on a daily basis on the London Underground” files: Item 1, the adverts for V Water. They...

Catherine Redfern // 26 July 2008

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June 2008 comments up now

All the comments received about features and reviews during June are now available for your reading pleasure. This time, Roske’s article about women attacking each other, and the lack of...

Jess McCabe //

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Fat and content in Never-Never Land?

When I was a chubby little girl my chubby little hands liked to do nothing more than flick through the pages of my favourite book, The Hefty Fairy by Nicholas...

Abby OReilly //

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Criticism and Obligation

Regular readers of the F-word will probably be aware that a post about speculated future scientific advances in women’s fertility attracted criticism this week. I’m not about to needlessly parrot...

Holly Combe //

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Round up

John Kerry said “tar baby” on US TV – what the fuck?! Two female lawyers in the US were fired after kissing at a work function – Jezebel has more....

Jess McCabe // 25 July 2008

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Never Fear, Ladyfest Is Here (Again, well, in November…)

Still feeling wistful after Ladyfest London? well, never fear, because Ladyfest Manchester is due to happen in November, and events are underway to raise money, including a compilation CD. So,...

Barbara Felix //

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