Articles from June 2009

40% of ethnic minority women in UK live in poverty – Fawcett

40% of ethnic minority women in the UK live in poverty, according to a report out today by the Fawcett society (and more specifically written by zohra). The current recession...

Jess McCabe // 30 June 2009

Categories: Blog

New Women’s History Magazine – HerStoria

Whilst in Liverpool recently I stumbled across the amazing shop News From Nowhere which if you don’t know is a fabulous, not for profit, radical and community bookshop, and also...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Excuse me while I have a little rant…

I’m one of those girls who’s always got on better with guys as a general rule, and I’ve had serious relationships with guys since I was 15. So there are...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Most conventionally-attractive female players scheduled for centre court, admits Wimbledon

The All England Club has admitted that it schedules matches between “attractive” female players for Centre Court at Wimbledon, reports the Daily Mail. In the men’s tournament, five-times winner Roger...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Review: Germaine Greer: “not despondent…worried”

Christabel D reviews Germaine Greer: Four Decades of Fun with Feminism at Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury. I was afraid that Germaine Greer’s Four Decades of Fun with Feminism gig at Gulbenkian...

Guest Blogger // 28 June 2009

Categories: Blog

Off the beaten path

The curators of Off The Beaten Path, an exhibition of global art about violence against women in Oslo, have put the show online. Obviously it’s not the same as actually...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

May’s comments up now

Comments on features and reviews sent in last month are up now.

Jess McCabe // 27 June 2009

Categories: Blog

Rise in number of women prisoners self-harming

The number of women injuring themselves in prison has almost doubled in five years, according to an article in The Independent today. More than half of all self-harming incidents in...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

Tips for Wired Magazine

Wired Magazine is being called out for populating the panel on its Wired Biz conference programme with white men. Wired’s response on Twitter? According to @WIREDBiz organizers, we tried hard...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Comments from May 2009

May's comments on features and reviews

Jess McCabe // 26 June 2009

Categories: Comments

RIP Farrah Fawcett (1947 – 2009)

The actress Farrah Fawcett died yesterday aged 62 following a two-year battle with liver cancer. Fawcett was first diagonsed with a rare form of anal cancer in 2006, but three...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

More stay-at-home dads than ever before

More men are stay-at home dads in Britain than ever before, according to a report published this month. Research conducted by Tesco’s Baby & Toddler Club found that since April...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

Leave it go

Anna Mikhailova, the journalist who ‘outed’ Zoe Margolis as the author of Girl with a one-track mind, has written an article attempting to justify her actions. Instead of apologising or...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

Utera Maxima

It’s a while since I did an Etsy feminist post, but I couldn’t resist after coming across VulvaLovelyLove’s Etsy shop (note: some images in the shop are not safe for...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Britney Spears, daddy’s little girl?

Jamie Spears is credited with restoring stability to his superstar daughter's life. But, asks Cila Warncke, does daddy really know best?

Cila Warncke //

Categories: Culture and Media

London Conservative Future Chair on Women’s Role

Liberal Conspiracy link to this video from Don’t Panic magazine aimed at finding out whether the new young Conservatives, Conservative Future, are really as hip and radical as they claim....

Laura // 25 June 2009

Categories: Blog

(Check out) Top Hot Butches, critiques and responses

[Post has been edited and reblogged] Sinclair’s latest project, Top Hot Butches, was originally a list of The 100 hottest butch, masculine, androgynous, genderqueer, transmasculine, studs, AGs, dykes, queers, and...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Futon activism

Thousands of Irish women each year are forced to travel to the UK for an abortion, because it is illegal in their own country. This can cost them anything from...

Lynne Miles // 24 June 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: A few words about France and the burqa

zohra asked if I could write about France’s project to launch a Parliamentary inquiry about the burqa from a French perspective. I write with two caveats: I am not a...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

John Bercow is Speaker. For now.

MPs last night elected Conservative John Bercow as Speaker of the House of Commons. The Speaker wields considerable parliamentary power: deciding who gets to speak in debates and when, and...

Lynne Miles // 23 June 2009

Categories: Blog

Infuriating quotes of the day.

Firstly, we have the serious. This comes from a Guardian article which we missed a few weeks back, highlighting the continued failure (for the most part) of police forces to...

Laura // 22 June 2009

Categories: Blog

La Roux: women who dress like that bring violence on themselves.

I absolutely love La Roux’s Spring anthem, In For The Kill (particularly the Skream remix) so I was hugely disappointed when a reader forwarded us this interview, in which singer...

Laura // 21 June 2009

Categories: Blog

England win World Twenty20 – where is their recognition?

England’s women won the World Twenty20 at Lord’s this morning, with Claire Taylor – Wisden’s first female cricketer of the year – scoring the runs to secure the victory. They...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Body Image panel debate at the Women’s Library

Chrissy D reports back from last night’s debate on body image at the Women’s Library, which featured Susie Orbach. At the panel debate, “Body Image: the impact of magazines”, last...

Guest Blogger // 19 June 2009

Categories: Blog

Colouring Outside The Lines: The Exhibition

Colouring Outside The Lines, the exceedingly lovely zine dedicated to the work and voices of female artists working in less-conventional forms, is coming to Bradford, with an exhibition running from...

Laura // 18 June 2009

Categories: Blog

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