Articles from April 2010

Farewell from Education For Choice

I’ve lobbied my MP, I’ve waved placards, I’ve donated money. I’ve argued with my friends, my colleagues, with strangers. I’ve shouted into a megaphone. On one memorable occasion I carried...

Education For Choice // 30 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Sounds and Silents

See classic silent films accompanied with “contemporary and experimental” live music at the latest Birds Eye View programme in London, Sounds and Silents. There’s also a chance to attend a...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

What does the election mean for reproductive rights?

Is there a straightforward answer to this? Not really. There’s certainly no consensus in the EFC office about how anyone should vote, because the future of reproductive rights in this...

Education For Choice //

Categories: Blog

Stop Rape Now

In a symbolic gesture that sexual violence is unacceptable, UN is calling on people world-over to upload photos, with arms crossed, to its Stop Rape Now map. The UN campaign...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Women Speak Out

Two feminists are travelling up and down England, to meet women and discuss what issues affect them. Michelle (an F-Word contributor) and Jessica are inspired by the Girldrive project, which...

Jess McCabe // 29 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Quick shout out to Women’s Web, and other news

Feminist blogger Aparna V. Singh from Apu’s World has launched a magazine aimed at Indian women, Women’s Web. This recent feature about the challenging facing Indian women who relocate overseas...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Abortion: A Polish Perspective

I was 12 years old when the abortion law in Poland was severely restricted. At that time I was not aware that the politicians were deciding about the lives of...

Education For Choice //

Categories: Blog

Feminist economics: Harman commits to publish impact of future budgets on women

UPDATE: Fawcett have posted a podcast of the full hustings event. Harriet Harman has committed future Labour governments to publish information on how the Budget will affect women. At Fawcett’s...

Jess McCabe // 28 April 2010

Categories: Blog

West Yorkshire Police seek rape victims’ views

A link to a survey for people in West Yorkshire who have been raped,

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

Campaign against Tory plans for marriage tax break heats up

Don’t Judge My Family is campaigning against Tory plans for a marriage tax break. By profiling families which would be rejected by the Tory party as ineligible for their £5...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

How Britain is sending a woman to her death, and what you can do about it

In this guest post, Shreen Ayob sets out the situation facing Bita Ghaedi and how to help stop the UK government’s dangerous plan to deport her An oft used excuse...

Guest Blogger // 27 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Silence Does NOT Equal Consent

Philippa talks about consent and how women can react to sexual violence, compared to how juries and others expect us to react.

Philippa Willitts // 26 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Crisis Pregnancy Centres: Counselling or Coercion?

What has Austin, Texas done for you lately? Okay, if you’re a music fan, a lot, but whether or not you made it to the SXSW festival this year, you...

Education For Choice //

Categories: Blog

The case for all-women shortlists

Whatever the verdict of the General Election, women's representation in the Commons will inch forward at best. Ros Ball argues that all parties must adopt all-women shortlists

Ros Ball //

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

New feature: The case for all-women shortlists

Whatever the verdict of the General Election, women’s representation in the Commons will inch forward at best. Ros Ball argues that all parties must adopt all-women shortlists Who would have...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Women of the punk era

Cazz Blase interviews women of British 1970s punk on the music – and the politics, in part three of her series Gina Birch was on an art foundation course in...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Women of the punk era

Cazz Blase interviews women of British 1970s punk on the music - and the politics, in part three of her series

Cazz Blase // 24 April 2010

Categories: Culture and Media, Herstory

Burning bras and caricatures: the difficult relationship between women’s magazines and feminism

I was waiting for a bus from Victoria coach station a couple of weeks ago when I spotted an interesting looking headline on the cover of the April edition of...

Holly Combe // 23 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Un arranging the arranged Marriage

There is one thing that I do that people think contradict my feminist beliefs. I call myself Miss, rather than Ms. It is mostly for practical reasons, as I share...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog

Women under-represented, reading the Orange shortlist

Women are drastically under-represented in bookshops, galleries, theatres, lecture series, Bidisha says in The Guardian, making the case in her usual fantastic style. Events organisers, editors in broadcasting and the...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

The Election Is A Comin’

Philippa points to various online resources to help us research the possibilities of the upcoming General Election.

Philippa Willitts // 21 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Urgent fundraising message from Abortion Support Network

Abortion Support Network seeking funds to help a young teenage girl who’s travel to the UK to access an abortion has been thwarted by the volcano transport chaos. (The network...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

The Tricycle puts on mammoth Women, Power & Politics season

Whatever the outcome of this election, the percentage of women MPs is likely to merely inch upwards, according to the Centre for Women and Democracy. The topical Tricycle in London...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Calling Leeds-based Feminists

We have received the following email from Rosie – all those who are interested in getting together should get in touch via Facebook or turn up to the inaugural meeting:...

Lynne Miles //

Categories: Blog

Yarl’s Wood hunger strikers sue government

Four women from the Yarl’s Wood hunger strike have launched legal action against the Home Office, reports Women’s eNews. The case is likely to be heard in March: “Over 70...

Jess McCabe // 20 April 2010

Categories: Blog

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