Articles from October 2008

September comments on features and reviews

The comment round-up for September is up.

Jess McCabe // 31 October 2008

Categories: Blog

P.S. – Notes from an apologetic polyamorist, by Red Chidgey

Last month we published a review by Red Chidgey of Tristan Taormino’s latest book, a guide to open relationships. We ended up changing the headline for this review – in...

Guest Blogger // 30 October 2008

Categories: Blog

Times Online indulges in a bit of ‘slut’ shaming

Jonathan Ross has got himself suspended for three months, while Russell Brand quit his radio rob. But The Times is more interested in attacking Georgina Baillie – the butt of...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Sexual Assault Referral Centre charges premium rates for helpline.

The Telegraph reports that a government-funded Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Gloucester has been making victims phone an 0845 helpline number for advice on dealing with their experience: Mobile...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Domestic violence photo and script competition for Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot women in the UK

The Turkish Women’s Speaking Group – IMECE – has launched a photo competition, in order to draw attention to the issue of domestic violence. From the Facebook group: IMECE Turkish...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

BUST magazine Craftacular comes to London!

The US feminist magazine BUST holds annual “craftaculars” on the other side of the pond – and this year they’re holding one in London for the first time. Check out...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

The Femilist

Feminist voices in the media are often… sparse. And when journalists do seek comment from feminists, it’s often the same few voices. Occasional F-Word guest blogger Charlotte Cooper is working...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

No prison for young mums?

The conditions in prison may no longer be Dickensian but young mothers are still going to jail for the same reasons they were in Victorian times: poverty, debt, addiction and...

Jess McCabe // 29 October 2008

Categories: Blog

Commenters, oh, commenters

Cath Elliot has published on her blog a selection of delightful comments she received recently on a Comment is Free post about strip clubs. Setting aside where we individually stand...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Lost a tampon?

This instructional video on what to do if you lose a tampon is funny. And informative: I was actually under the impression it was impossible to lose a tampon. Oh...

Jess McCabe // 28 October 2008

Categories: Blog

Man apologises to other men

It’s taken me a good 12 hours to work out what’s been bugging me about Allen Stanford apologising to the England players. For those of you who don’t follow cricket,...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

One Million Signatures Campaign For Equality

Women in Iran face widespread discrimination under law. Evidence given by a woman in court is considered only worth half that given by a man. A girl under the age...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Some things to muse on….

Racialious has an interesting piece here on John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Woman is the Nigger of the World and thoughts on oppression, misogyny and racism. Worth a read and...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Madre one minute video challenge

Madre is a campaign group that focuses on “demanding rights, resources and results for women worldwide”. While US election fevour continues unabated, Madre is gazing beyond election day to focus...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Rosie the Riveter and more

For those, like me, with a serious weakness for Rosie the Riveter-esque photos, Flickr has become a bit of a goldmine. Loads of Library of Congress photos make their way...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Models

On the 3rd November, Manchester Cornerhouse is showing the film ‘Models’ as part of ‘Between Heaven and Hell: The films of Ulrich Seidl’ it’s Cert 18, and starts at 18:05...

Barbara Felix // 27 October 2008

Categories: Blog

Comments from September 2008

September's comments!

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Comments

And some more….

A few more stories…. A US-Iranian student has been arrested for her work on the women’s signature campaign in Iran which aims to change gender discriminatory laws. The Joseph Rowntree...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

In the news…

A round up of some stories: Firstly violence against women is adapting to new technologies – a stalker used Facebook to facilitate his crimes which resulted in a woman having...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

New feature: We’re all in this together

Irish and British women must unite in the battle for reproductive rights, argue Ariel Silvera and Sinead Ahern, as they sketch out the history of abortion in Ireland and the...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Confidential?

We don’t expect our reason for seeing a nurse or doctor to be broadcast to the waiting room. But that’s exactly what happened to Karen James, when she wanted to...

Jess McCabe // 26 October 2008

Categories: Blog

We’re all in this together

Irish and British women must unite in the battle for reproductive rights, argue Ariel Silvera and Sinead Ahern, as they sketch out the history of abortion in Ireland and the UK

Various Authors //

Categories: Activism, Body and Health, Feminism, Politics and Current Affairs

Confidential?

We don't expect our reason for seeing a nurse or doctor to be broadcast to the waiting room. But that's exactly what happened to Karen James, when she wanted to get hold of emergency contraception

Rachael Halemor //

Categories: Body and Health

Photos from Department of Health protest

As we’ve mentioned already, the government blocked attempts to debate liberalising amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. One of those amendments could have extended abortion rights to Northern...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Glasgow Feminist Network – readings and discussion against gendered violence

In the run-up to the 16 Days Of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign (for more info see http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/16days/about.html) Glasgow Feminist Network would like to invite you to a reading and...

Jess McCabe // 25 October 2008

Categories: Blog

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