Articles from September 2009

Fifth Carnival of Feminists is up!

Ace blogger and writer Chally has put together a fantastic Fifth Carnival of Feminists for our enjoyment. She’s hosting it over at her blog Zero At The Bone and with...

Helen G // 30 September 2009

Categories: Blog

BNP interview on BBC Radio1’s Newsbeat website

BBC Radio1’s Newsbeat website, aimed at young people and renowned for being a little dumbed down to say the least, has today run a pathetically uncritical interview with two young...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Polanski Part II

It appears this week, and this story, will just keep causing disappointment after disappointment for us all… First Whoopi Goldberg comes out and say that Polanski didn’t commit “rape-rape” in...

Louise Livesey //

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Roman Polanski

There’s been some discussion going on here about the Roman Polanski case, so I thought I’d do a fresh post on the subject. For those who haven’t been following the...

Laura // 29 September 2009

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August comments up now

Comments on features & reviews from August are up now for your reading pleasure. This month, Francine’s explanation of her campaign against Page 3 drew some controversy and comment, along...

Jess McCabe //

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Comments from August 2009

Readers comments sent in during August

Jess McCabe //

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Ladyfest Edinburgh mini write up

Just a quick post to say congratulations to the organisers of Ladyfest Edinburgh which took place over the weekend. I didn’t attend everything, but have a few pics from the...

Catherine Redfern //

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New sexism column in times2.

I was pleasantly surprised to be sent a link to a new feature in The Times times2 supplement, encouraging readers to send in examples of everyday sexism. This is the...

Laura // 28 September 2009

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Prescott bemoans Harman’s focus on women’s rights.

John Prescott complained in yesterday’s Independent that his replacement as deputy leader of the Labour Party, Harriet Harman, has spent too much time focusing on gender equality issues: “I suppose,...

Laura //

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Learn about Feminists in Resistance against coup in Honduras, TONIGHT, London

A bit short notice, but if you’re in London tonight, there’s a great opportunity to learn a bit more about the work of Honduran Feminists in Resistance to the coup...

Jess McCabe //

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The Heart of the Race: Black feminism in Britain.

The Heart of the Race event will take place at The Women’s Library, London on Saturday 14 November, 10am – 5pm: The Black Cultural Archives recent oral history project to...

Laura //

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BBC Three Counties Discussion on Platonic Friendship

Unfortunately, popular wisdom still seems to have it that women and men can’t be platonic friends. Society might oh-so-tolerantly let you off the hook as a so-called “exception” if you’re...

Holly Combe // 27 September 2009

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Opportunity to Buy Tickets for Feminist Comedy on 10 October

Kate Smurthwaite has details on her blog about the feminist cabaret show being held at the Comedy Pub in London on 10 October, after the Feminism in London Conference: It’s...

Holly Combe // 24 September 2009

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No Borders London call for action in solidarity with migrants in Calais.

If, like me, you were appalled by the French authorities’ treatment of asylum seekers in Calais and by the UK government’s refusal to take responsibility for our actions in Afghanistan...

Laura //

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Women still under-represented in climate debate

Out of 146 national delegations at the UN climate talks on Tuesday, only seven were headed by women. Oxfam says this is an example of how women’s voices are still...

Jess McCabe //

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Ladyfest Edinburgh 25-27 September 2009

Just a reminder that Ladyfest Edinburgh is happening over this weekend; you can check out the full programme here. I’m hoping to go to see Sister Spit on friday and...

Catherine Redfern //

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The British Fantasy Society admits to ‘lazy sexism’. What now?

The British Fantasy Society has admitted that it was “lazy sexism” that was behind its failure to include any women in a collection of 16 interviews with horror writers out...

Jess McCabe //

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Dr Kealey and THE Ed respond (you ain’t gonna like it)

UPDATE: The NUS are asking that we write to the Chair of Buckingham’s Governing Council demanding Kealey’s full and comprehensive apology – Mark your email ‘FAO Chair of Governing Council’...

Laura //

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Lib Dems adopt women-friendly policies.

The Lib Dems have voted in support of MP Jo Swinson’s ‘Real Women’ manifesto, which Melanie Newman guest blogged here, meaning her policies will be officially adopted by the party....

Laura //

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Why have there been no great women artists?

Another interesting screening by Club des Femmes is in the works this week, under the provocative title “Why have there been no great women artists?” It’s a chance to see...

Jess McCabe // 23 September 2009

Categories: Blog

University of Buckingham vice-chancellor encourages male academics to perve on female students.

I am absolutely stunned by what I’ve just read. In a Times Higher Education magazine piece entitled The seven deadly sins of the academy, the vice-chancellor of the University of...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Let’s get real

Just came across this useful call to action piece by Katherine Marshall in The Washington Post. As the author points out, it is the season of Big Important Global Political...

zohra // 22 September 2009

Categories: Blog

The Deal with Disability

The Deal with Disability is a new blog written by Eva, a 26-year-old feminist with Cerebral Palsy. The blog documents her everyday encounters with people who treat her “bizarrely” and...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Public authorities’ handling of rape cases to be reviewed

Good news: the Government has announced a review of how rape complaints are handled: Harriet Harman, Minister for Women and Equality, Home Secretary Alan Johnson and Solicitor General Vera Baird...

Catherine Redfern //

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Sexual assault prevention tips guaranteed to work!

I’ve seen this list posted in several places in the last few days, so I’m not sure who originally wrote it. But I do think it nicely reverses the way...

Jess McCabe //

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