Articles from January 2009

December’s comments on features and reviews

Check out the comments on features and reviews sent in during December. We had a massive response to Samara’s article about the harassment she suffered growing up with big breasts....

Jess McCabe // 31 January 2009

Categories: Blog

“The Ghastly Feminist Lobby”

Some of you will know that until 1991, rape wthin marriage was not a crime in England and Wales (in Scotland, it was already outlawed). The reason I mention this...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Spot the difference

From Alas, a Blog

Louise Livesey // 30 January 2009

Categories: Blog

PETA do it again (sigh)

This was PETAs attempt at a Super Bowl ad break advertisement: ‘Veggie Love’: PETA’s Banned Super Bowl Ad Yep that’s right, PETA again decide to sell “ethical” issues by massively...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Friday round-up!

Women over 45 in need of kidney transplants are less likely than men to get one, according to a new study. Cara considers why this might be, over at Feministe....

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

And whilst we’re on local government issues…

The Guardian reports that more than 100 local councils may be prosecuted for failure to provide adequate services for those experiencing sexual and domestic violence. The Equalities and Human Rights...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Jessica Simpson: what’s the big deal?

In the 2005 remake of The Dukes of Hazzard Jessica Simpson enhanced her status as an international pin-up as the svelte, chesty, Daisy Duke, tottering around in high-heels and tight...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

“It’s not sexist, it’s a statement against political correctness” aka don’t mess with my male privilege

Councillor David Taylor (Nottinghamshire County Council) has put up a soft porn calendar on his office wall. The office being that of his official county council offices, just for clarity....

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Funding u-turn will help women groups

Remember the controversy over Southall Black Sisters being threatened with a huge cut in funding last year by Ealing Council? That was because Ealing Council said groups like SBS were...

Sunny Hundal //

Categories: Blog

Chemistry kits ‘for boys’

Frequent F-Word commenter Sabre guest posts about chemistry kits ‘for boys’ Reported in the Telegraph yesterday was the unveiling of a range of chemistry sets for kids. “Great!” I thought...

Guest Blogger // 29 January 2009

Categories: Blog

“You don’t have to be a rapist to have that bad boy rapist style”

OK so I admit this was first put up on YouTube in September 07, but I only just heard about it. Apparently it was promoted by Maxim magazine. Oh and...

Louise Livesey // 28 January 2009

Categories: Blog

Anti-semite in shock sexism!

You’ve probably heard by now that the Pope has un-excommunicated four bishops, despite them being Holocaust deniers. Needless to say, people rarely ascribe to just one particular type of bigotry,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

‘Birds on Bikes’ Night Ride

If cycling Londoners are not too exhausted after the Million Women Rise march and rally, or whatever other International Women’s Day events you might be attending, you might be interested...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Independent fails, twice

Jill at Feministe points out two annoying stories in the Independent, and I think taken together they say a lot about the Independent’s editorial stance on female sexual pleasure. First...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Iceland to get world’s first lesbian prime minister

Johanna Sigurðardottir looks set to become the first ever LGBT head of government, after Iceland’s coalition government collapsed. She’s currently minister for social affairs. The Huffington Post has an interesting...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

An afternoon round-up

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has passed a bill outlawing same-sex marriage. Sokari has more. Meanwhile, 160 MEPs signed the declaration on making sure civil partnerships and same-sex marriages carried out...

Jess McCabe // 27 January 2009

Categories: Blog

Progressive London Conference report – The new Mayor and women in London

In this guest post, Orlanda Ward reports on the Women in London panel at the recent Progressive London conference While some of us might love Boris Johnson’s floppy hair and...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Women from the Global South speak out about Climate Change

Hear from activists on how climate change affects women. More info here: Floods, Drought, Pollution and Survival: Women from the Global South speak out about Climate Change Hear first hand...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Cardiff women organise festival for IWD

The events to mark International Women’s Day in March are beginning to pile up. This festival in Cardiff sounds great: To celebrate International Women’s Day in Wales women’s political, cultural...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

I’d so far managed to miss out on Gregory Maguire’s revisionist fiction, but I was given an audiobook of The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West...

Jess McCabe // 26 January 2009

Categories: Blog

Some menstruation stories of interest….

First off, XKCD get it wrong, or is that right? My first response to this was annoyance that menstruation would be described as freaky but my second response was that...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Comments from December 2008

December's comments

Jess McCabe // 25 January 2009

Categories: Comments

New feature: Feminist progress – undermined by the media?

Anna-Kate considers how the porn and beauty industries impact the self esteem of girls and women “A whole industry ranging from heavy pornography and prostitution to soft-core advertising markets women’s...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Feminist action at Zara in Madrid

Check out these great photos of an action by Spanish feminists. They hung these outside a Zara in Madrid, one saying “La belleza está en el exterior” (roughly translating as...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Feminist progress: undermined by the media?

Anna-Kate considers how the porn and beauty industries impact the self esteem of girls and women

Anna-Kate //

Categories: Culture and Media, Fashion and Image

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