Articles from November 2010

Who makes a good entrepreneur? From the mouths of venture capitalists…

Tech venture capitalist John Doerr spoke openly and revealingly about his views on entrepreneurs, during a recent Q&A session. Although the Wall Street Journal gravitated to focus on his preference...

Jess McCabe // 29 November 2010

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread

Weekly round up! Let us know if we missed anything in the comments! Subway flasher picks the wrong woman to mess with (Jezebel) This trend of young Muslim girls wearing...

Catherine Redfern // 28 November 2010

Categories: Blog

October’s comments on features & reviews… finally up!

Comments on features and reviews from October are posted and waiting for you to read. As you will see from the first comment and response, I’m thinking about a switch...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Comments from October 2010

October's comments

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Comments

Sent to jail for falsely retracting rape allegation

Sarah’s* story is extremely worrying for anyone concerned with rape prosecutions in this country. You have probably heard about her case: she rang 999 reporting her husband raped her. Under...

Jess McCabe // 27 November 2010

Categories: Blog


Scottish Women’s Aid has launched a campaign to Stop domestic abuse. Ellie Hutchinson explains A hairdresser who calls a number, a bar man who makes a comment, a colleague who...

Guest Blogger // 26 November 2010

Categories: Blog

How a 15-minute writing exercise closed the performance gap between men and women in a physics class

A small experiment at the University of Colorado was able to close the gap in performance between men and women taking an introduction to physics class – by means of...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Take Back the Tech! campaign launches today

From 25 November to 10 December, Take Back the Tech! is inviting people to take part in 16 days of activism against gender based violence. Each daily action explores an...

Holly Combe // 25 November 2010

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. Men can wear a white ribbon to express solidarity with this cause. I’m borrowing from something written...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New feature: A modest reminder

On 2 March, 1911, Emily Davison hid in a broom cupboard in order to be registered as resident at the House of Commons on the census. Nearly 100 years later,...

Jess McCabe // 24 November 2010

Categories: Blog

A modest reminder

On 2 March, 1911, Emily Davison hid in a broom cupboard in order to be registered as resident at the House of Commons on the census. Nearly 100 years later, as the next census approaches, David Standen revisits Davison's story

David Standen //

Categories: Feminism, Herstory

First anti-feminism meeting takes place in Switzerland

I have heard of everything now. In a secret Swiss location, 150 male activists gathered to hold the first ever “international antifeminism meeting”. reports that, labelling themselves as “peacekeepers”,...

Sheena Vasani // 23 November 2010

Categories: Blog

HerStoria competition winners!

Back in September, we ran a competition to win three free subscriptions to HerStoria Magazine, which concentrates on “History that puts woman in her place”. Anyway, because of how monumentally...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Kate, William and Male Primogeniture

Among all the reports and speculation about the upcoming wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, the issue of primogeniture has been largely left alone. Primogeniture is the right of...

Shiha Kaur // 22 November 2010

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 22nd November 2010

Welcome, one and all, to this week’s round-up thread. As always, this is a list of links we’ve spotted or been sent over the past seven days which may be...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Women in punk: the playlists

As though Cazz Blase’s series on women in punk wasn’t fabulous enough, she’s concocted a series of playlists on Spotify, a soundtrack to the features. I’ve gone through and added...

Jess McCabe // 20 November 2010

Categories: Blog

12th International Transgender Day Of Remembrance, 20th November 2010

Every two days, somewhere in the world, a trans person is murdered. Another year has passed and in the last 12 months my community has lost almost 180 people –...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

More advice from cartoon princesses

The Advice from Cartoon Princesses series continues, this time with Snow White: “You know you’ve made it as the prettiest person when everyone wants to kill you.” See also, advice...

Jess McCabe // 19 November 2010

Categories: Blog

It’s Strictly Protest Time! Come to a Pro-Choice Demo!

I’ve just seen the following from Abortion Rights, and thought it was worth flagging up: On Thursday 25th November, former Conservative MP, anti-abortion activist and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann...

Lynne Miles // 18 November 2010

Categories: Blog

Equality “alienates” (who, exactly?!)

Home Secretary Theresa May intends to abandon one of the central measures in the Equality Act passed by the last government, reports The Guardian. The socioeconomic duty would have required...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Quick shout out to a new group: Black Feminists

Black Feminists is a new group set up in London recently. Here are the details: Black Feminists is a group for all women (including trans women) who are African, Asian,...

Jess McCabe // 17 November 2010

Categories: Blog

Women in tech, on the cover

Business magazine Fast Company is calling for nominations to its list of the most influential women in tech. I think this bares highlighting given the recent controversy over Wired Magazine’s...

Jess McCabe // 16 November 2010

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up And Open Thread, 15 November 2010

TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains hyperlinks to external websites and blogs, some of which have comment threads and other material which some people may find triggering. The links here are...

Helen G // 15 November 2010

Categories: Blog

We need you: to help us update our Resources

Hannah Mudge is taking on the tremendous task of updating our Resources section. In this post, she breaks down what the new Resources section will look like – and calls...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

2 + 2 = 5

How’s about this advertisement from Malaysia for a bit of obnoxious, cynical doublethink? (Hat tip: twostoreys) For those who can’t watch the video, it shows a series of smiling women...

Jolene Tan // 14 November 2010

Categories: Blog


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