Articles from August 2008

Blogger continues!

Milly’s guest blogging slot was meant to end with the month of August… But I’m glad to be able to announce that she’s agreed to carry on as a regular...

Jess McCabe // 31 August 2008

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RIP Doris Gibson, plus round up

The woman who founded Caretas, which the BBC describes as “Peru’s leading news magazine”, has died aged 98. Doris Gibson is profiled on the radio show ‘From Our Own Correspondent’:...

Jess McCabe //

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VPILF

How many hours since the US Republicans selected Sarah Palin as their candidate for vice president? Well, on cue the sexist reaction has started. Actually, according to the Huffington Post...

Jess McCabe // 30 August 2008

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The ‘race’ is on

Breaking news from CNN: McCain has selected a woman as his running mate. What hope now of disuading those Democrat women who were already planning on voting for McCain in...

zohra // 29 August 2008

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Scotland’s prosecutors to be retrained in attempt to address dire rape conviction rate

Only 27 out of 922 rape cases reported to the Scottish police in 2006-7 ended in conviction, according to the latest data reported in the Scotsman and the Sunday Mail....

Jess McCabe //

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Intergenerational Communication

LaToya over at Feministe has written an amazing piece about Alida Brill and stories from the feminist world. She starts with a great and timely reminder… Every now and again,...

Louise Livesey // 28 August 2008

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Gender Role Research Misrepresented (again – yes I know we shouldn’t be surprised).

First off, hat tip to the readers who flagged this to us, thank you. The Yorkshire Building Society (well know gender activists there) did a survey about customers attitudes to...

Louise Livesey //

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“Best”, “Worst” and gender divides

According to the Times Higher Education Supplement, The Daily Star wrote a guide to British Uni’s. The basis of their comparisons? Gender ratio and beer prices. Not only that but...

Louise Livesey //

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Why being a fat man is better than being a fat woman and other musings….

Summer brings on all sorts of strange behaviours – like paying money to be suspended upside down at high speeds and whizzed through the air at increasingly scary (or fun!)...

Louise Livesey //

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Spotting Sexism – new online workshop

Jess and I are launching Lights On, a project to workshop feminism with those who want to get a bit stuck-in through a series of online discussions and activities. The...

zohra //

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Early Thursday round-up!

A 14-year-old girl was raped in a Glasgow bus station, reports the BBC. Abyss2hope has some questions about how the case has been framed: What stands out to me in...

Jess McCabe // 27 August 2008

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Del Martin dies aged 87

LGBT rights activist Del Martin has died, aged 87. Martin and her wife Phyllis Lyon were the first same-sex couple to marry after California’s court ruling around two months ago,...

Jess McCabe //

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DV services for LBT women: Exeter survey

Adapted from the Women’s Resource Centre enews bulletin: Exeter Women’s Aid is looking to improve services to lesbians, bisexual and transgender women affected by domestic violence and would appreciate your...

zohra //

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Persepolis screening, plus Q&A

For London-based readers, another chance to see Persepolis (which Cazz Blase reviewed earlier this month). F Word reader Suzi sent in the details: SAT 13 Sep, 13.15pm, Hackney & Islington...

Jess McCabe //

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Women’s boxing for 2012 Olympics

The Beijing Olympics may be over, but the fight is continuing to get women’s boxing included in the competition in London in 2012, reports Reuters, via Jezebel. The International Boxing...

Jess McCabe // 26 August 2008

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Comments from July 2008

Comments from July

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Woman wearing lesbian tshirt thrown out of US Government building

A woman was forced to leave a government building in California because she was wearing a ‘lesbian.com’ tshirt. Los Angeles Daily News reports that Lapriss Gilbert, 31, was stopped by...

Mel J //

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‘Girls are chickens?’

Vegetarians, feminists, and feminist vegetarians may wish to look away. Is this a real Heinz ad? Only a few months after pulling their ad for mayonnaise showing two men kissing,...

Jess McCabe //

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The right to choose is not enough – Mexico DF

Abortion is now legal in Mexico City, but efforts to make sure all women are able to access their right to choose have run into problems, reports the New York...

Jess McCabe //

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‘Pro-feminist’ blogger gets six months, escapes sex offenders registry

Justice for one female student who was assaulted when she was unconscious? Perhaps. Kyle Payne has been sentenced to six months in prison, for “invasion of privacy”. You’ll remember Payne...

Jess McCabe //

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Oh Jeremy…

Jeremy Paxman, surely one of the most high-profile TV journalists in the country, thinks that “the worst thing you can be in this industry is a middle class white male”,...

Jess McCabe // 25 August 2008

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Jessica Hoffman’s challenge on capitalism and feminism

Jess Hoffman wrote an interesting post at Feministe on “Toward a Liberationist Feminism (Or, I Hope Pro-Capitalist Feminism Is an Oxymoron)”. Hoffman, of Make/Shift magazine and other interesting projects, says:...

Jess McCabe //

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New feature: Million Women Rise – Reflections

Around 5,000 women gathered from across the UK and marched through central London. Although they received no mainstream media attention, the march and rally have since become the subject of...

Jess McCabe // 24 August 2008

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Next Reclaim the Night Edinburgh set for March 2009

Readers in Scotland, this is one for your 2009 diary. Another Reclaim the Night Edinburgh is scheduled, probably for March next year, possibly on International Women’s Day. From the message...

Jess McCabe //

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Coming up at The Women’s Library in London… Exhibitions/Events for Autumn/Winter 2008/2009

There’s some really interesting exhibitions and events coming up at The Women’s Library in London in the next few months. Between The Covers: Women’s Magazines and their Readers is an...

Barbara Felix // 23 August 2008

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