Articles from November 2008

Book Club Choice #2: Noughts And Crosses

Following the success of our previous book club discussion, I am pleased to announce the second F-Word book club choice. This months choice was nominated by Lindsey: “I’d like to...

Barbara Felix // 30 November 2008

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Feminism, Disability & Activism Zine: call for submissions

The Feminist Activist Forum is calling for submissions for a zine on feminism, disability and activism: Disability has been treated as an unglamorous side-issue within feminist activism. We are looking...

Jess McCabe // 29 November 2008

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16 Days Against Violence Against Women

November 25th marked the beginning of this years "16 Days Against Violence Against Women". Black Women's Rape Action Project have issued a press release regarding the UK government's obligation to provide protection to women seeking asylum from rape and other forms of sexual violence.

sokari // 28 November 2008

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Not a slow blogging round-up

A New York Times article has drawn fresh attention to the ‘slow blogging’ movement. Like slow food, slow blogging is meant to encourage thoughtful blogging and “not having what you...

Jess McCabe // 27 November 2008

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The Newells

The UK should copy the Australians, and set up an annual ‘awards’ ceremony to highlight sexism in the public eye, argues Cath Elliot over at Comment is Free today. The...

Jess McCabe //

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The Cyber-Quilting Experiment

Cyber-quilters are the thread, the middle person for areas that are marginalized or simply unsure about how to use technology – Adele Nieves BitchBuzz has a great interview with Adele...

Jess McCabe //

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News and Views

Here’s a really powerful reminder that, in the words of bell hooks, feminism is for everyone: The definition of feminism does not require a diploma or other proof of graduation....

Louise Livesey //

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Female artist’s belly too fat for record label

Incredibly cool and beautiful singer Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls fame) has been forced to search for a new record label after Roadrunner refused to promote her latest single, video...

Laura // 26 November 2008

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Help Rape Crisis in a few easy steps

Would you like to help Rape Crisis launch a national anti-rape campaign? Think about past public education campaigns like drink-driving or non-smoking – it really has the potential to make...

Louise Livesey //

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Anti-choicers in a school near you

Anti-choice groups such as the ‘Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child’ are being invited to give presentations at secondary schools: Rawnie Chapman-Kitchin, 15, was aghast when her teacher...

Jess McCabe //

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News Round-Up

Yesterday was International End Violence Against Women Day. Following our coverage of the trial of the Sheffield man who raped his daughters over 25 years comes the news he was...

Louise Livesey //

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Feminist networks profiled in today’s Guardian

Today’s Guardian profiles the growing number of feminist networks up and down the country: Bristol isn’t the only city with such a popular group – there are new feminist networks...

Jess McCabe //

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More News

The UK now has specific legislation to try and prevent forced marriages. This includes the right to issue an injunction to prevent a young person being taken abroad and to...

Louise Livesey // 25 November 2008

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Feminism = Orion

Sudy has a great description of feminism as the constellation Orion: Feminism, as a collective movement, needs to sustain a habit of frequent communication between the movements. Borrowing from astronomy,...

Jess McCabe //

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UK women barely visible in Web 2.0?

A list of the 20 “most visibile” people in the UK’s digital landscape contains only one woman, at number 11. NowPublic compiled the list based on what they say is...

Jess McCabe //

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Google thinks clitorises are unmentionable

The word “clitoris” is on a Google list of words ‘banned’ from its safe search option, according to Susie Bright. Google’s filtered search option is, largely, a good thing in...

Jess McCabe // 24 November 2008

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Some news items

First up this piece about a Saudi all-girl rock band, The Accolade, who’s music seems pretty good to me. Saudi Arabia’s strict laws mean they can’t perform publically, have photo’s...

Louise Livesey //

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Policing masculinity – board games and bikes

The board game Risk has been given a ‘manly’ makeover by Hasbro. The packaging is now covered in slogans such as “are you man enough?”, big pointy arrows and instructions...

Jess McCabe //

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Our report on Reclaim the Night 2008

More than 2,000 women marched to take back the streets of central London last night, in protest against male violence against women, for the fifth national Reclaim the Night event...

Jess McCabe // 23 November 2008

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Death of Laddism Parade

Firstly – well done to the 2,000 women who filled the streets of London to Reclaim the Night last night!! Secondly, capitalising on its success, there has been talk amongst...

Lynne Miles //

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A pre-RTN round-up

Heading out to Reclaim the Night in a few hours, but in the meantime here’s a mini-round-up: Talking of RTN, the LGBT domestic violence helpline Broken Rainbow has endorsed this...

Jess McCabe // 22 November 2008

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2008

Today – 20 November – is the Transgender Day of Remembrance Please spare a few moments quiet contemplation for all those of my trans sisters and brothers who can’t be...

Helen G // 20 November 2008

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Abortion Rights comedy fundraiser

Abortion Rights are hosting a fundraising comedy night: When: Friday 28th November 2008, doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm. Where: Upstairs at the Round Table Pub St Martin’s Court, on...

Laura //

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News and Views

I am sure I can’t be the only one infuriated that some bloke’s resignation from a reality entertainment programme has overshadowed all other news including the government’s latest legislative announcements...

Louise Livesey //

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Apparently men have to be Cervix Savvy

This website (with hat-tip to C for sending it to me) is designed to encourage people to be more aware of the need for cervical screening – a right and...

Louise Livesey //

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