Articles from February 2009

Spread the feminist message from Trafalgar Square!

Antony Gormley on the Fourth Plinth from One & Other on Vimeo. Angel of the North designer Antony Gormley is putting together a fantastic-sounding art project for the Fourth Plinth...

Laura // 27 February 2009

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Lawsuit reveals working culture at Penthouse

Penthouse is being sued by a former employee, who alleges she was fired without cause from her job on one of their websites, reports Gawker. Without commenting on the impact...

Jess McCabe //

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Would you Eve it?

We all know women are to blame for everything but three guesses where this question leads: Does the woman in your life really need a job? Yes apparently working women...

Louise Livesey // 26 February 2009

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The Oscars and the White Male Gaze

Campbell has a great post up about the effect of mainstream cinema’s white male bias, and the general lack of women directors: Cinema is a way for people to get...

Jess McCabe // 25 February 2009

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A record a mile long

In this guest post, Rachael Jolley from the Fabian blog Next Left explores the history of the Daily Mail of blaming poor people for being poor, and poor mothers in...

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Disabled woman “too scary” for TV according to some parents

Oh yes, presenter Cerrie Burnell has been slated by some parents – did she go topless in storytime? Did she eat a live animal on TV? No she was born...

Louise Livesey //

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Why everyone loves to hate clever women….

Gail Trimble has been declared amazing in the admittedly small world of University Challenge. The PhD student from Corpus Christi College Oxford demonstrated a remarkable degree of general knowledge recall...

Louise Livesey //

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Upskirting.

Emine Saner has a piece up at The Guardian on the practice of “upskirting”, where men take photos or film up women’s skirts in public. Apparently, hundreds of thousands of...

Laura //

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Sexism in football: FC Zenit

Female fans of Russia’s FC Zenit are no longer able to freely buy season tickets to watch the team’s games from the fan sector of its home stadium, reports Natalia...

Jess McCabe //

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Rape myths still perpetuated by one third of students

A LondonStudent survey carried out on over 1,000 students at 119 Higher Education institutions around the UK has found that around a third still believe a woman is at least...

Laura // 24 February 2009

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Oxford International Women’s Festival is 20 years old!

So we managed to catch a few minutes with one of the organisers, Christine, to ask some questions…. I know this is really hard as an organizer but what are...

Louise Livesey //

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You’re not designed to be alone…

Gold stars for anyone naming the song! Anyway here’s a round-up of interesting links…. Firstly can I recomment the fantastic Pink Stinks! campaign which aims to challenge the ubiquitous “culture...

Louise Livesey //

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Limited terms for MPs: the answer to under-representation in Parliament?

The Head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Trevor Phillips, will tomorrow propose reforms to parliamentary law which would restrict the number of terms any one MP can...

Laura // 23 February 2009

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Comments from January 2009

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Of interest?

This is a great piece about men’s responses to women talking about their abortion. Makes for interesting and awesome reading. This piece on Islamic Feminism is also exciting, sadly the...

Louise Livesey //

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Racism and sexism in gaming – redux

Latoya Peterson of Racialicious has a great piece on Comment is Free, about sexism and racism in video games and the communities built around gaming. The post does a good...

Jess McCabe //

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Every woman is a super woman

Unless you believe Coca Cola and singer Duffy in the latest ad campaign.

Louise Livesey //

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T-shirts in Greenwich Market

Me and zohra were at Greenwich Market this weekend, when we noticed this t-shirt on one of the stalls: It says: Vagina (ve. ji, ne) n. 1. The box a...

Jess McCabe // 22 February 2009

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Comedy cabaret fundraiser for Abortion Rights

Abortion Rights is holding a comedy cabaret fundraiser at the end of the month: Celebrating Obama’s scrapping of the anti-abortion Global Gag Rule and International Women’s Day 2009. Join us...

Jess McCabe //

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Star Trekking

After watching the trailer for new Star Trek movie, my partner commented: “There’s no women in that trailer apart from a woman taking her top off.” Good point. Whilst I...

Catherine Redfern //

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A weekend round-up

Entertainment Weekly named its top 25 film directors, and guess what, all of them are men. The Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has been ordered to find a gay man who...

Jess McCabe //

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Target Women: Skincare

The latest from Sarah Haskins:

Jess McCabe // 21 February 2009

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Sport is a whore. And female

Remember this little spotlight on the Times’s sports coverage last year? Well, Simon Barnes – the well-known appreciator of Russian pole vaulter Elena Isinbaeva – has written about the ongoing...

Carrie Dunn // 20 February 2009

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The F Word credited for major rethink of “Cervix Savvy” advertising campaign…

See here….. Just goes to show that activism online can and does have an impact! Lets just be very clear – it’s really important women are screened regularly for cell...

Louise Livesey //

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OK I truly give up on PETA

Yes they have done it again….

Louise Livesey //

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