Articles from August 2009

‘400 years of Black Female Leaders’

The Imperial War Museum in London is hosting a film and documentary screening this September, about black women leaders throughout history: Date: 27th September 2009 Time: 1.00pm – 4.30pm Women...

Jess McCabe // 31 August 2009

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Feminist book group

Our F-Word book group petred out a while back, but I’m sure there are plenty of readers out there who’d be interested in something similar. Well, here you go: Radical...

Jess McCabe //

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Guest post: [95] Minutes of Sexual Double Standards

In this guest post, Kaite Welsh considers the sexist backstory to (500) Days of Summer (500) Days of Summer is the latest indie hit about to make it big. Based...

Guest Blogger // 28 August 2009

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The Fat of the Land – Saturday 3 October, London

If you’re looking for a Harvest festival celebration this year in London, The Fat of the Land sounds good: London’s fat queers and their pals are coming together to challenge...

Jess McCabe //

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Pakistan’s undesirables: ‘Dealing with’ the hijra problem

There’s a thought-provoking post over at Sherryx’s Weblog (link here) about the hijra community in Pakistan. (T-Vox carries this definition of hijra: “In the culture of the Indian subcontinent a...

Helen G //

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“Women’s groups are heartbroken”

The BBC reports that, following mass protests, the president of Mali has decided not to sign the country’s new family law, and will return it to parliament for review. Some...

Catherine Redfern // 27 August 2009

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Zimbabwe Women Rise Against Sexual Violence

From Hear Us – Stand With Us ADD YOUR VOICE – Help us collect 2,000 (or more!) messages of support to be delivered to African leaders at the SADC summit...

Catherine Redfern // 26 August 2009

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More on Caster Semenya

Just a quick one to say that Black Looks has posted a statement signed by a long list of feminists in South Africa about the decision to make Caster undergo...

Jess McCabe //

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Bristol Tories brand lottery grant to youth LGB group “outrageous”

Call me naive, but I would’ve thought that most people would be hard pressed to find fault in the National Lottery’s decision to award almost £400,000 of funding to EACH,...

Laura //

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‘Misogyny, up close and personal’

Melissa from Shakesville has a fantastic piece up at CiF, about what it’s like for women to have close relationships and friendships with men who sometimes express misogyny or sexism,...

Jess McCabe //

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The Western woman’s body is still subject to regulation

Men and women in the West tend to have strong opinions about the attire worn by Muslim women. In the media as well as in private many bemoan the fact...

Lola Adesioye // 25 August 2009

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Mindblowing science fiction by women & people of colour

Check out this fantastic list of “mindblowing” science fiction by women & people of colour, pulled together by The Angry Black Woman, with help from readers at her own blog,...

Jess McCabe //

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Ladyfest Edinburgh, Sister Spit tour UK…

Ladyfest Edinburgh has posted the schedule for their weekend of women and girl-focused fun, art, poetry, workshops, music etc. The festival takes place from 25-27 September, and I have to...

Jess McCabe //

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Women’s Refuge TV Licence campaign

Did you know that: While luxury hotels and others get a TV licence discount for multiple sets on their premises, refuges providing shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse...

Catherine Redfern //

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Sex work and sexuality group blog

Via Caroline at Loserdust (link here): Sex work and sexuality group blog I am in the midst of setting up a group blog for sex workers and allies about, as...

Helen G //

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Thoughts on Pink

Following on from the evolutionary psychology debate, I wanted to mention this blog post I enjoyed from Vagina Dentata, a really great feminist / science blog in which she discusses...

Catherine Redfern //

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Evolutionary Psychology Bingo

Via Morrígan Reborn, comes this fantastic ‘Evolutionary Psychology Bingo’ game. As well as the square to the right, one of my other favourite squares is “‘Natural’ is always good, unless...

Jess McCabe // 24 August 2009

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Feminist Carnival #2 is up

The second Feminist Carnival – “a reinvention of the original Carnival of Feminists” – is up at the Female Impersonator group blog, thanks to Lindsay and Amelia’s hard work. In...

Helen G //

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Appalling racism on display at BNP festival

We all know the BNP are racist, but should you ever need to try and prove this to someone else, you could start by pointing them in the direction of...

Laura //

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Welcome to new and returning bloggers

I’m really pleased to let you all know that our guest blogger from last month, Lola Adesioye, is going to be joining us as a regular member of our blogging...

Jess McCabe //

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Old Girls to be performed in Glasgow

A new play by Zoë Strachan will be performed at Òran Mór in Glasgow, as part of its lunchtime theatre programme “a play, a pie and a pint”: Old Girls...

Jess McCabe //

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Greer shows her transphobic colours

Germaine Greer has written a frankly rather incoherent piece for The Guardian on the Semenya story, which seems to me little more than an excuse for a bit of trans...

Laura // 21 August 2009

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Women’s 800m gold medallist to undergo sex test

Caster Semenya, a South African athlete who won gold in the 800m at the Athletics World Championships last night, has been asked to undergo a sex test following her sudden...

Laura // 20 August 2009

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Bristol charities and RTN organisers celebrate success supporting victims of sexual violence

There will be a celebration at the One25 centre in Bristol tonight to mark the opening of Bristol Rape Crisis, the sixth month anniversary of the opening of sexual assault...

Laura //

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Things to know about the history of UK immigration laws

What is the history of the UK’s immigration laws? Rahila Gupta has a piece in the Guardian’s CIF today. She puts the recent effort to reduce forced marriages by the...

Jess McCabe // 19 August 2009

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