Articles from August 2010

Coalition will not endorse EU directive against trafficking

The Guardian reports that the coalition government has chosen not to opt in to the EU directive designed to coordinate efforts to combat human trafficking, suggesting that the Tories’ euroscepticism...

Laura // 31 August 2010

Categories: Blog

New review – Awra Amba

Philippa Willitts reviews a documentary about this community in Northern Ethiopia, grounded in principles of equality between the sexes The words Awra Amba mean ‘top of the hill’, and are...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Forced divorce and sterilisation: a reality for many transgender persons

A couple of months ago I reported on the Irish Government’s decision to drop its challenge to a High Court declaration that Irish law on transgender rights is in breach...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Awra Amba

Philippa Willitts reviews a documentary about this community in Northern Ethiopia, grounded in principles of equality between the sexes

Philippa Willitts // 30 August 2010

Categories: Films

Weekly Round-Up And Open Thread # 5

Grab a coffee, sit down, relax and catch up with this week’s selection of interesting stories. We can’t always cover everything, so please share anything that has caught you eye...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog

New feature: On campus, feminism wavers

University students are used to applying feminist theory in their academic work, but this fails to transfer out of the classroom, reports Lizzie Dearden I realised I was a feminist...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

On campus, feminism wavers

University students are used to applying feminist theory in their academic work, but this fails to transfer out of the classroom, reports Lizzie Dearden

Lizzie Dearden // 29 August 2010

Categories: Activism, Education, Feminism

New research into domestic abuse against trans people

There is now a substantial body of evidence recording the spiralling rate of violence against trans people the world over and, as more research becomes available, the clearer the extent...

Helen G // 27 August 2010

Categories: Blog

The female lead?

Let’s not pretend social pressure on women no longer exists, argues Tugela Barnes in this guest post A few days ago, The Sunday Times’ Style supplement ran a story celebrating...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Women’s Rugby World Cup under way

Just to let you know that the Rugby World Cup is under way (in London/Surrey area as well, so you can get along if you want!). Wales are in Pool...

Carrie Dunn // 25 August 2010

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Some feminists are more equal than others

Following the UK Feminista conference, Nichi Hodgson reflects on the ‘silent victim’ and inclusion in feminism. Nichi is a 26-year-old lexophilic, omnisexual journalist, who pines for a sausage dog but...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

26 August: SAWCC Book launch at The Women’s Library

Tomorrow, Thursday 26 August 2010, at 7pm in The Women’s Library in Old Castle Street, London, E1 7NT, the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) presents a book launch at...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Red Pepper article: “Feminism: now for the good news”

My article on contemporary feminism in June/July’s issue of Red Pepper has now been published online. It’s unashamedly optimistic; deliberately so, like our book, as a counterpoint to all the...

Catherine Redfern // 24 August 2010

Categories: Blog

Oppression olympics: the privilege paradox?

We all know that, just like men, women are not all the same. We come in different shapes and sizes. We come from different backgrounds and ethnic groups. Some of...

Holly Combe // 23 August 2010

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up And Open Thread #4

(I wonder how long it’ll take before we lose count or mistype and then entirely lose the sequence of these weekly threads…) Anyway, welcome to your weekly post which gives...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Pakistan flood relief

Many of you will be aware of the devastating flood which has hit Pakistan, causing what the director of UNICEF’s emergency operations has described as the largest humanitarian crisis “in...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

Cheers, Doc.

I went to see my GP a while back as I’d been having a number of mildly unpleasant downstairs issues and the usual at-home treatments didn’t seem to be working....

Laura // 22 August 2010

Categories: Blog

Open letter to Michael White

Equal pay would no longer be a gendered issue if society could divorce dependent care giving with earning potential.

Josephine Tsui // 20 August 2010

Categories: Blog

It’s A Level results day!

It’s a really big day for lots of teenagers as they get their A Level results today, and I hope all our readers got what they were hoping for this...

Lynne Miles // 19 August 2010

Categories: Blog

Intrusive Questions

Philippa talks about inappropriate questions regarding her body and disability from strangers.

Philippa Willitts // 17 August 2010

Categories: Blog

New feature: Honeymoon cystitis?

Cystitis is bad enough, says Hannah Fearn. But why are doctors so dismissive? “Yes, it’s just part of being a woman. Don’t worry: it’ll probably get better once you’ve had...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New review: Men at the centre of the story

Barbara Kingsolver has finally won the Orange Prize. Sarah Bryne wonders, is it a coincidence that she has been recognised for The Lacuna, her first novel with a male protagonist?...

Jess McCabe // 16 August 2010

Categories: Blog

New feature: Compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian existence, 30 years later

AJ Conroy looks back at what we can learn about the need to form ties with other women from Adrienne Rich’s famous essay What is wrong with feminism? Lately it...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread #3

Each week there are things which we would love to blog about, but which pass us by. So, here is a weekly round-up of things we wanted to share. If...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Men at the centre of the story

Barbara Kingsolver has finally won the Orange Prize. Sarah Bryne wonders, is it a coincidence that she has been recognised for The Lacuna, her first novel with a male protagonist?

Sarah Byrne // 15 August 2010

Categories: Books

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