Articles from November 2009

Disability, sexuality and rights online training

CREA, the feminist human rights organization based in the global South and led by women from the global South, is to run a 9 weeks (5 hours a week) online...

Helen G // 30 November 2009

Categories: Blog

Four Ways to Speak Out campaign

Refuge have launched a new campaign in conjunction with Avon to encourage people to speak out against domestic violence and demand an end to the postcode lottery for domestic violence...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

ID cards now available to people living in Manchester

Via the UK Press Association (link here) and the Guardian (link here) comes the confirmation that, as promised by the Home Office six months ago, the ID cards scheme has...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

TfL’s latest Cabwise campaign

Warning: could be triggering I can’t find a graphic of it on the net, but I was rather surprised to see Transport for London’s Cabwise campaign has opted for a...

Carrie Dunn // 28 November 2009

Categories: Blog

Gift ideas from The F Word shop!

Hi readers As the festive season approaches (sorry, sorry, I know it’s only November), we’d like to remind you about our F Word shop (more background here). If you click...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Not-So-Helpful Advice from Women’s Magazines

A blog post by guest blogger Philippa Willitts about the messages that women's magazines send us all.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

Presentation and debate in Bristol tomorrow

As Sian Norris mentioned a couple of weeks ago, in her post about the Representations of Women in the Media Project , there will be a presentation and debate at...

Holly Combe // 27 November 2009

Categories: Blog

It’s 16 Days – get active

There’s a number of live call outs for support if you want to help end violence against women. Here’s three from the Association for Women’s Rights in Development. Click on...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

Het couple’s campaign for civil partnership

As I explained back in May, marriage isn’t something I would personally consider or feel comfortable entering in to. I do believe that people should have the opportunity to designate...

Laura // 26 November 2009

Categories: Blog

Vigil

For those of us who couldn’t be at the vigil in London yesterday, Gem, who is on the co-ordinating group for Million Women Rise, sent in this which she read...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Govt’s VAW strategy is good news

Following Jess’ post on today – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – just a quick note to let readers know I’ve written a response to...

zohra // 25 November 2009

Categories: Blog

“It’s not meant to be a slight on women at all”

Some interesting stories involving women and sport in today’s Metro (I know, I know)… First up, Sir Ian Botham talks about his new book, My Sporting Heroes, and the interviewer...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Bristol mural

Sian sent us a photo of this mural by Jan Martin, painted with help from the Bristol Feminist Network. It’s only going to be up for a month, so if...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today is the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Action. There’s a few events going on today up...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Vigil to End Gender Violence – Weds 25th 6pm

Vigil to launch 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence The Edinburgh University Feminist group would like you to join them in a candle-lit vigil to remember all victims...

Catherine Redfern // 24 November 2009

Categories: Blog

Reclaim the Night Glasgow – tomorrow

Details of tomorrow’s Reclaim the Night in Glasgow, via womensgrid: Back with a bang for the 3rd year running. Glasgow Rape Crisis are organising Reclaim the Night 3. The march...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Trans inclusion in the Equality Bill – ACT NOW

Via Facebook (link here): Trans inclusion in the Equality Bill – ACT NOW This group is designed to raise awareness of two amendments that are being tabled to extend trans...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Eight rooms, Nine lives

This Thursday, 26th November 2009, sees the opening of a new exhibition, focusing on identity and called Eight rooms, Nine lives at the Wellcome Collection (link here) in London. What...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Million Women Rise vigil

Following on from the assualt which happened during Reclaim the Night: Immediate call for action – Peaceful candle light Vigil in Trafalgar Square In Remembrance of women who have been...

Jess McCabe // 23 November 2009

Categories: Blog

NUS survey on violence against women students

The NUS has launched a survey on students’ experiences of violence against women. The survey will be live until 4 January and all women students, including trans women, are invited...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

More on RTN London

This weekend around 2,000 women marched through central London to Reclaim the Night and demand an end to violence against women. For me, it was a fantastic (if very damp)...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Sexually assaulted during Reclaim the Night London

I’m planning to post something more about Reclaim the Night later. But I wanted to right away post about how a sad incident that happened. The blogger Noble Savage was...

Jess McCabe // 22 November 2009

Categories: Blog

Kate Moss: ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’

Kate Moss has been criticised this week for telling an interviewer that one of her mottoes is ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’. The Guardian reports today that the...

Laura // 21 November 2009

Categories: Blog

11th International Transgender Day Of Remembrance, 20th November 2009

For many trans people, life is not easy. Nobody said it would be. But being trans is not something we choose and as a consequence transitioning may not be optional...

Helen G // 20 November 2009

Categories: Blog

A Tweet Too Far?

Guest blogger Philippa Willitts discusses the controversy which arose after a woman posted on twitter about having a miscarriage.

Philippa Willitts // 19 November 2009

Categories: Blog

Archives

  • The F-Word on Twitter
  • The F-Word on Facebook
  • Our XML Feeds