Articles from December 2008

Feature and review comments – November edition

This regular, monthly round up of comments on our features and reviews comes not a moment too soon – blame the holiday season, please! Comments received during November are presented...

Jess McCabe // 31 December 2008

Categories: Blog

Marge or Homer?

I have just been surfing the web and came across this beauty summarising the differences between male and female biology. What an image, eh? Good ole Matt Groening.

Abby OReilly // 30 December 2008

Categories: Blog

More hassle for male teachers?

The Independent published an article yesterday claiming that male teachers are more likely to be subjected to aggressive student behaviour than their female colleagues. This generalisation is based on the...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

Facebook: where no breast goes uncovered

I’m not entirely averse to taking the odd topless shot of myself (sometimes to sate my boredom, if for no other reason – they’re just boobs, after all), but I...

Abby OReilly // 29 December 2008

Categories: Blog

Last round-up of the year?

The Washington Post reports on female genital mutilation among Iraq’s Kurdish population. This one is brutal, be warned – particularly the photos. Via Jezebel Shark-fu has a must-read post, over...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Comments from November 2008

Comments received during November

Jess McCabe // 28 December 2008

Categories: Comments

Discriminatory retirement home loses funding; Daily Mail blames the lesbians.

Were you not familiar with the Daily Mail’s particular brand of fact-contorting bigotry, you’d be forgiven for coming away from this article with the impression that elderly women at Brighton’s...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Oh, Jeremy, Jeremy, Jeremy…

Jeremy Clarkson courts controversy. It’s no secret. He’s forged a lucrative career for himself out of his capacity to offend. He claims to be a satirist, but he’s not. He’s...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

Cocky.

This is an incredibly powerful piece by trans activist Julia Serano. In my opinion she makes it abundantly clear that no matter what your perspective on gender, no matter what...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

January at the ICA

London’s Institute of Contemporary Art is showing a some shorts organised by Club des Femmes, a “positive female space for the re-examination of ideas through art”. Yep, I’m not sure...

Jess McCabe // 27 December 2008

Categories: Blog

Merry Yule…

…and/or Christmas, and/or Hanukkah, and/or whatever other winter Saturnalia you might be celebrating today…. Photo by tobym, shared under a Creative Commons license

Jess McCabe // 25 December 2008

Categories: Blog

What’s it like for Irish women who have to travel to England to get abortions?

Something like this:

Jess McCabe // 24 December 2008

Categories: Blog

Another round-up

The number of reported rapes in the US has soared by 25% in only two years, while reported domestic violence has sky-rocketed by 42%, according to a report by Human...

Jess McCabe // 23 December 2008

Categories: Blog

Female lawyers told to wear high heels, skirts

The ‘magic circle‘ law firm Freshfields has advised its female lawyers to play up their femininity, wearing high heels and skirt suits, reports the Daily Mail. But they can’t embrace...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Gender theory will destroy ‘man’ – Pope

I think that the Pope’s choice of the term “man” in his horrific speech arguing that gender theory (and, implicitly, blurring gender or gender roles in any way, being lesbian,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Unbelievably wrong…

12-year-old Dymond Milburn was sent outside by her mum to turn the electricity back on, after the circuit breaker flipped, Houston Press reports on what happened next: As Dymond headed...

Jess McCabe // 22 December 2008

Categories: Blog

Anastasia watch: PDC World Championships

After the griping from Wayne Mardle and Eric Bristow, Anastasia Dobromyslova made her PDC World Championships debut today, losing five legs to three to Remco van Eijden (but still finishing...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Seasons Greetings

I am planning to make some changes in the new year as one does. Part of that change is I will stick to blogging on my own blog – Black...

sokari // 21 December 2008

Categories: Blog

Oh, journalism…

So, I was quoted in this story about feminism in The Times. I spoke to the journalist for over half an hour, and made it clear that I support the...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Another round-up!

The Manchester branch of Women Asylum Seekers Together is setting up a solidarity group. The ‘Yes Means Yes’ anthology has been published – it was co-edited by Jessica Valenti from...

Jess McCabe // 19 December 2008

Categories: Blog

Volunteer at Crisis this Christmas

Crisis’ women’s centre is understaffed this Christmas. Charlotte Cooper puts a call out for volunteers Every Christmas for the last 37 years, the charity Crisis opens the doors of several...

Guest Blogger // 17 December 2008

Categories: Blog

Foster carers needed for LGBT youth

The Albert Kennedy Trust is in need of women foster carers, according to a profile by Julie Bindel in today’s Guardian: When she was 16 and, in her own words,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Boris backtracks on rape crisis funding

The one bright-spot in Boris Johnson’s election as London Mayor was that he promised to fund four new rape crisis centres. He’s already cancelled the Capital Woman conference for International...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Grossness of the day

Via Sociological images. Well, this was going to be grossness of the day, but then I saw this ad at Jezebel for the, um, delicious pale, creamy liquid that is...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

“If I had lost I would have emigrated to Vegas”

The wise words of darts player Wayne Mardle, who was given a run for his money by leading female arrers thrower Anastasia Dobromyslova in last month’s Grand Slam of Darts....

Carrie Dunn // 16 December 2008

Categories: Blog

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