Articles from July 2009

Non-feminist ‘more hostile’ towards men than feminists, study finds

One of the hoary stereotypes about feminists is that we are ‘man-haters’. I suspect that most feminists are more likely to roll their eyes at this sort of thing –...

Jess McCabe // 31 July 2009

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Shadow a councillor with Operation Black Vote

In a bid to increase the representation of black and ethnic minority women in politics, Operation Black Vote are taking applications for a shadow-a-councillor scheme: We are looking for fifty...

Jess McCabe //

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Government misses UN deadline to report on discrimination against women

UPDATE: In the comments (see below) WRC says: In response to this press release, the Government Equalities Office has informed us that they submitted their report to the UN yesterday....

Jess McCabe //

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Fourth Plinth rape protest

Fawcett Society supporter Jules raised awareness of the rape conviction rate on the Fourth Plinth this morning. See photos here. Photo used with permission.

Catherine Redfern //

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WWC Gender Pay Gap Review Falls Short.

The Women and Work Commission has published a review (pdf) of the Government’s 2006 action plan (pdf) on closing the gender pay gap and improving opportunities for women in the...

Laura // 30 July 2009

Categories: Blog

New Forum for Feminist Parents

The creators of the Mothers for Women’s Lib blog have set up a new forum for feminist parents. It’s at http://feministmums.forumotion.com It was created by the same people who bring...

Catherine Redfern // 29 July 2009

Categories: Blog

Lancashire Police Rape Campaign targets perpetators, not victims

Lancashire Constabulary have begun a campaign to try to reduce instances of rape, called Operation Focus. This includes short DVD which will be played in town centres on large screens...

Catherine Redfern // 28 July 2009

Categories: Blog

Opportunity to Vote for Your Top Ten Favourite Blogs

The Total Politics site has more here: The votes will be compiled and included in the forthcoming book, the Total Politics Guide to Blogging 2009-10, which will be published in...

Holly Combe // 27 July 2009

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Feminist art ‘the most important artistic movement since World War II’

This Washington Post article from the archives makes the case that the feminist art movement – particularly from the 1960s to ’70s and in the US – was the most...

Jess McCabe //

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Clarkson and the Top Gear boys strike again.

I’ve just sent off an extremely irritated complaint to the BBC about Top Gear. I love driving and usually enjoy the show – I do think the team are fun...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Killing of Sister George re-visited

Queer feminist film festival Club des Femmes organised a screening of The Killing of Sister George during Pride. Here, co-curator Sarah Wood reflects on how the film fares more than...

Guest Blogger //

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Hackney Million Mothers March, 23 August

Starts 2.30pm from Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN What is The Hackney Million Mothers March? Hackney mothers have come together to hold a Million Mother March in Hackney to celebrate...

Jess McCabe // 26 July 2009

Categories: Blog

June’s comments, up now!

The latest batch of comments on features and reviews are online!

Jess McCabe //

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Comments from June 2009

All your comments from June

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Comments

Ladyfest Edinburgh 25-27 September 2009

Ladyfest Edinburgh is taking place on 25-27th September this year. For details, check out the following websites: http://www.myspace.com/ladyfestedinburgh http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7816432651 http://www.ladyfestedinburgh.com/ [not updated with new dates as yet] From the myspace...

Catherine Redfern //

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EA games invites convention attendees to sexually harass ‘booth babes’

To promote a game called Dante’s Inferno, Electronic Arts decided to hold a competition at Comic-Con: (male) attendees were encouraged to “commit acts of lust” with so-called “booth babes”, for...

Jess McCabe // 25 July 2009

Categories: Blog

Because I am a Girl – Campaign

A new campaign has been launched by the charity Plan UK called Because I am a Girl. Girls around the world are getting a raw deal. In some countries, a...

Catherine Redfern // 24 July 2009

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Friday round-up!

Birmingham Fems yesterday held a fundraiser, Veg Out Against Violence. brand new feminist gave a speech about why the group is organising a Reclaim the Night march this year, which...

Jess McCabe //

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Miss England protest, London

Reports on Monday evening’s protest against the Miss England beauty pageant are now up at Mind the Gap: London Student Feminists and Soloman’s Mindfield. Many people stopped to talk and...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

New refuge for domestic abuse victims in Glasgow

From (the excellent) Womensgrid news blog: The £1.8m purpose built facility, run by Drumchapel Women’s Aid, offers secure accommodation for up to eight women and sixteen children at any one...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Calendar girls

Molly Lavender considers a slew of calendars which reduce women to body parts Ah, January. Time for New Year’s resolutions, turning over a new leaf and so on. Time also,...

Jess McCabe // 23 July 2009

Categories: Blog

New review: Body of Work

Gemma Sharpe reviews a retrospective of feminist video art As part of this year’s London Short Film Festival, queer feminist film club Club Des Femmes put on a programme called...

Jess McCabe //

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Rachel Maddow – no access to abortion in 87% of US counties

Via AlterNet and @HumanFolly

Jess McCabe // 22 July 2009

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Three Counties Feature on Name Change

Why does the tradition for a woman to change her name after marriage still persist? I briefly contributed to a discussion on this issue with Luke Ashmead on BBC Three...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Calendar girls

Molly Lavender considers a slew of calendars which reduce women to body parts

Molly Lavender //

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