Articles from October 2009

More on Equal Pay Day – A Tale of Two Cities

As Helen mentioned already, today is Equal Pay Day – the average pay gap between men and women is 17.1%, meaning that while men in work will be paid for...

Jess McCabe // 30 October 2009

Categories: Blog

Friday 30th October is Equal Pay Day

Friday 30th October is Equal Pay Day, a day of action lead by the Fawcett Society to draw attention to the fact that, on average, women’s full time mean hourly...

Helen G //

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Bermondsey suffragettes 100 years ago!

One hundred years ago today, two suffragettes poured ink and chemicals into two polling boxing during the Southwark by-election, reports London SE1, in a bid to disrupt an election in...

Jess McCabe // 28 October 2009

Categories: Blog

Survey: Women, Rape and the Law

The Campaign to End Rape coalition is conducting a survey on women’s attitudes to and experiences of rape and the law: This questionnaire aims to collect some fresh information about...

Laura // 27 October 2009

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Crime fiction reviewer refusing to review any more books because of misogynist violence

Crime fiction writer and reviewer for the Literary Review is refusing to review any more crime novels because of the high levels of misogynist violence, the Guardian reports. Jessica Mann,...

Jess McCabe //

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Mass Lobby of Parliament to End Violence Against Women

Amnesty International have organised a mass labby of parliament on Wednesday November 4th to push for a comprehensive end violence against women strategy: The UK Government is obliged to protect,...

Laura //

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World Wide Women Conference

On Saturday, I attended the World Wide Women conference in Sheffield, organised by Sheffield Fems and the Sheffield branch of WILPF (the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom). The...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Disney Princesses

Via Sociological Images and Fiona A, this is quite an interesting (if not exhaustive) deconstruction of some of the issues with Disney princesses.

Jess McCabe // 26 October 2009

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New feature: Gender in the playground

Primary schools are no utopia of skipping rope and gender blind comradery. Instead, girls are already learning to worry about their looks – and boys are learning male privilege, reports...

Jess McCabe // 25 October 2009

Categories: Blog

Internship opportunity at Refuge

Do you want to intern at Refuge? Well, there’s an opening – applications close tomorrow at 5pm though! Refuge has come a long way since we opened the world’s first...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Gender in the playground

Primary schools are no utopia of skipping rope and gender blind comradery. Instead, girls are already learning to worry about their looks - and boys are learning male privilege, reports teacher Kate Townshend

Kate Townshend //

Categories: Culture and Media, Education, Fashion and Image

Launch of the Transgender Resource and Empowerment Centre, Manchester, 7 November

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR THE NW TRANS COMMUNITY Saturday November 7th 2009 You are invited to the launch of TREC – an innovative new Trans Resource & Empowerment Centre for all...

Helen G //

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Nancy Spero RIP

Feminist artist Nancy Spero has died. I’m not familiar with her work, but Adrian Searle writing in the Guardian says: There was a memorable series devoted to Antonin Artaud, which...

Jess McCabe // 22 October 2009

Categories: Blog

EHRC – Trans inequalities reviewed

The Equality and Human Rights Commmission (EHRC) has published its Research Report 27: Trans Research Review, a review of evidence on the inequalities and high levels of discrimination faced by...

Helen G // 21 October 2009

Categories: Blog

Can I just say…

… that this sounds like the best summer camp ever, and I’m so jealous that Kenzie got to go and I didn’t. There were movies in the evening, a choice...

Lynne Miles //

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Happy birthday to Ursula le Guin

Today is Ursula le Guin’s birthday, Ambling Along the Aqueduct reminds us. Le Guin is on the list of mindblowing science fiction by women & people of colour we linked...

Jess McCabe //

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Consumer Direct – are we missing something?!

Consumer Direct is a government-funded service set up to advise consumers of our rights. They liven up this process with a series of slapstick photos of people in consumer-disaster situations,...

Jess McCabe //

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Hollaback UK

We’re still getting regular comments on the street harassment post I wrote last year, so I was delighted to hear that a Hollaback UK site has just been started by...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Working fathers want to spend more time with children.

A new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has found that working fathers feel similarly anxious about balancing their work and family life to working mothers, but...

Laura // 20 October 2009

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JSA Rant

I’ve just got off the phone with a woman from the Dept of Work and Pensions regarding my Job Seekers’ Allowance (JSA) application. I phoned up four weeks ago and...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Pink stinks!

Having visited Hamley’s for the first time this weekend and been confronted with separate, colour-coded floors for “boys'” and “girls'” toys – apparently boys don’t like arts and crafts or...

Laura // 19 October 2009

Categories: Blog

Murdered woman’s flat set alight; cis man arrested

I know I’m a bit late with this one, but the media coverage – primarily in the Daily Mail, but also by BBC News – is, quite frankly, really starting...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Lap dancing reform.

Anti-objectification group, Object, have been campaigning for a change to the licensing laws surrounding strip clubs and lap dancing since April 2008. There has been a huge increase in the...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

New anarcha feminist kollective – Edinburgh

There’s a new anarcha feminist group being set up in Edinburgh! The group want to collaborate with other groups and feminists from around the UK. One of the first actions...

Catherine Redfern // 18 October 2009

Categories: Blog

9 inspiring examples of women’s climate activism

Here is a list of nine fantastic and inspiring examples of feminist and women’s activism on climate change and environmental issues, put together in honour of Blog Action Day 2009....

Jess McCabe // 16 October 2009

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