Articles from December 2009

On Yoko Ono

Bitch Magazine asked 20 artists, writers and activists for their reflections on Yoko Ono for their Art/See issue. They’ve now posted the resulting feature on their website – it was...

Jess McCabe // 29 December 2009

Categories: Blog

Round-up!

We missed Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women’s 30th birthday – definitely deserves more than a mention in this round-up, but for more reading see...

Jess McCabe // 28 December 2009

Categories: Blog

Carnival of Feminists, December 2009

The latest Carnival of Feminists is up at Penny Red. At a time when many people are in a festive mood, it’s encouraging that Penny Red has resisted the temptation...

Helen G // 27 December 2009

Categories: Blog

AP thinks the second best female athlete of 2009 is a horse

UPDATE: Feministing got the full rankings and found out there are actually two horses in the AP’s top 10 female athletes of 2009. Really! First off, well done to Serena...

Jess McCabe // 22 December 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Reclaim the Night Leeds

Rosie, a member of the RtNL steering committee, reports back on the event. On November 28th 2009, 300 women, children and supporters reclaimed the night in Leeds. The weather held,...

Guest Blogger //

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November feature and review comments up now…

Comments on features and reviews from November up now for your reading pleasure. My favourite comment is the last one included in this round-up, scroll to the bottom to see...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Comments from November 2009

Comments sent in during November, for your reading pleasure

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Comments

The Ghosts of Christmas Past

A guest blogger talks about dealing with Christmas as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. (NB This post is not graphic, but for some it may be triggering) So, it’s...

Guest Blogger // 21 December 2009

Categories: Blog

Setting boundaries in 15 words or less

What do you do when someone says something sexist – or equally when someone says something racist, transphobic, homophobic, etc? In the heat of the moment, it can be hard...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

CRAP! Collective

The CRAP! (child rearing against patriarchy) Collective are a group of parents, educators and people who care about children, demanding a feminist upbringing for the next generation: We want to...

Laura // 20 December 2009

Categories: Blog

New feature: A question of (sexism in) sport

Despite plaudits from politicians, women’s sport gets less media coverage than men’s sport, says Natalie Davis, and sports pages largely feature women as eyecandy not athletes The British Sports Personality...

Jess McCabe // 19 December 2009

Categories: Blog

A question of (sexism in) sport

Despite plaudits from politicians, women's sport gets less media coverage than men's sport, says Natalie Davis, and sports pages largely feature women as eyecandy not athletes

Natalie Davis // 18 December 2009

Categories: Culture and Media

New review – Women’s art in Paris: elles@centrepompidou

Susan Gilbert takes us on a tour of the Pompidou Centre’s groundbreaking rehanging of its collection to showcase the last 100 years of art through work by women A minor...

Jess McCabe // 17 December 2009

Categories: Blog

Women’s art in Paris: elles@centrepompidou

Susan Gilbert takes us on a tour of the Pompidou Centre's groundbreaking rehanging of its collection to showcase the last 100 years of art through work by women

Sue Gilbert //

Categories: Art

A Thursday round-up!

2009 is not yet finished, but already we’ve got details for next year’s Million Women Rise. Put in your diaries, the London march will take place 6 March 2010. Also...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Piggy banks and budget cuts

Cuts have become politically popular again, but the new thrift is targeted at the most not least vulnerable, says Clare Gould Thrift is a virtue. As the days shorten and...

Jess McCabe // 16 December 2009

Categories: Blog

Piggy banks and budget cuts

Cuts have become politically popular again, but the new thrift is targeted at the most not least vulnerable, says Clare Gould

Clare Gould //

Categories: Family, Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships, Work and Play

James Chartrand, Men With Pens, male psuedonyms

Probably you’ve already read James Chartrand’s story by now, as it’s been whizzing around the feminist blogosphere since it broke. James Chartrand is the blogging psuedonym for the woman who...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Sponsor a book, or a shelf, at the Glasgow Women’s Library

The fantabulous Glasgow Women’s Library is raising money for its relocation fund right now. As part of this, they’re offering the chance to sponsor a book, a shelf or even...

Jess McCabe // 15 December 2009

Categories: Blog

Supporting NI and Irish women seeking abortions

Further to my post on the Irish women seeking to challenge their country’s abortion ban at the European court of human rights, you can support Irish and Northern Irish women...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Quick hit: sex education

Heather Corinna has a succinct response at CiF to the latest stats on the numbers of young women having repeat abortions. What can be done to reduce the numbers? Provide...

Jess McCabe // 14 December 2009

Categories: Blog

Trans activist Sass Rogando Sasot’s speech at the UN

You Tube link: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrOc6CIQjtc A written transcript of the speech Reclaiming the lucidity of our hearts may be found on the blog of her organisation, link here United Nations, New...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Women challenge Irish abortion ban

Three Irish women who were forced to travel to the UK to get an abortion due to Ireland’s total ban on the procedure challenged the ban in the European court...

Laura // 13 December 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: “Facebook rape”

Alex Corwin reports on the insensitive and potentially triggering use of the word ‘rape’ on Facebook and explains how to report it. Today while skimming through the list of status...

Guest Blogger // 11 December 2009

Categories: Blog

New feature: On sisterhood

Katie Sutton was called sexist names at Reclaim the Night, amid continued disagreements between feminists over the issue of prostitution/sex work. Where now for sisterhood at these public events? Includes...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

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