Articles from December 2010

Women in conflict – our government’s rhetoric or resolution?

Natalie Sharples is campaigns officer for No Women, No Peace., a campaign by Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS UK), a network of 14 NGOs working on women and...

Guest Blogger // 31 December 2010

Categories: Blog

Legal aid cuts will disproportionately affect women

Cuts to legal aid for people facing issues relating to divorce, housing, employment, immigration, debt and welfare benefits will amount to £600m per year and hit women hardest, according to...

Laura // 30 December 2010

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread (21-27 December)

It’s our weekly open thread and round-up of all the things that fell through the blogging net. Please do add your own links or chat away in comments. Standard disclaimer:...

Jess McCabe // 27 December 2010

Categories: Blog

A very quick note on Assange

Unfortunately I haven’t had the time to blog about or fully research the Assange case, but I do want to quickly say that: 1) Certain people on the Left need...

Laura // 23 December 2010

Categories: Blog

On comments: part II

Previously, I described some of the challenges we face moderating comments on the blog, and highlighted the fact that we feel we are spending too much time and energy on...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Be our guest

About this time last year we put out a call for guest bloggers to bring new voices and perspectives to the site. We had a fantastic response and we loved...

Lynne Miles // 22 December 2010

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread (14-20 December)

It’s that time of the week again for flagging up the material we didn’t get around to covering in detail on the blog but want to let you know about....

Holly Combe // 20 December 2010

Categories: Blog

Stop the Blame campaign

The Welsh Assembly Government has started a Stop Blame campaign to bust myths around rape and sexual assault. In a Press Release issued today (17 December) Paula Hardy, Chief Executive...

Helen G // 17 December 2010

Categories: Blog

Don’t Be On The Giving End

Philippa writes with frustration about a new domestic violence campaign which urges people to 'not be on the receiving end' of domestic violence.

Philippa Willitts // 16 December 2010

Categories: Blog

New review – Woman’s Work: Short Stories

Hayley Foster da Silva reviews this wide-ranging collection of short stories by women Woman’s Work: Short Stories is an anthology with one common theme: all 40 of the short stories...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Woman’s Work: Short Stories

Hayley Foster da Silva reviews this wide-ranging collection of short stories by women

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Books

Media adds insult to injury for disabled protester

My Facebook feed is full of people up in arms about this BBC interview with Jody McIntyre, a political activist with cerebral palsy who was pulled from his wheelchair and...

Laura // 14 December 2010

Categories: Blog

Wikileaks reveals how irrelevant women’s rights are to US diplomacy?

A selective survey of the diplomatic cables made public by Wikileaks found that women’s rights are not mentioned. Women’s eNews commissioned a reporter to read through about 200 cables from...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

4Thought: Jesus just part of the patriarchy

Tonight’s 4Thought provided a sharp counterpoint to the episode I blogged a few months back, in which Miranda Threllfall-Jones argued that Jesus was a feminist. In this episode, radical feminist...

Laura // 13 December 2010

Categories: Blog

The four Rape Crisis centres in London – where they are and how to find them

All three of the extra rape crisis centres promised by Boris Johnson are now up and running. London now has four Rape Crisis centres, one each in the North, South,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Are you feminist enough?

Wearing your politics on your sleeve can be hard if you’re not in an explicitly feminist setting. Annika Spalding mulls over the challenge It wasn’t until I started working for...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread

Hello Dear F Word Readers, Here’s this week’s list of news articles that we’ve not had time to blog about. As always, if anything interesting has caught your eye that...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

Scrawl on us: comments November 2010

The November edition of our round-up of comments on features and reviews is up and ready for your reading pleasure. Kudos once again to Helen G, who does the job...

Jess McCabe // 12 December 2010

Categories: Blog

Are you feminist enough?

Wearing your politics on your sleeve can be hard if you're not in an explicitly feminist setting. Annika Spalding mulls over the challenge

Annika Spalding //

Categories: Feminism

Search malfunction

I’ve had a few emails about the search box on the site: yes, it’s broken! While we work out what’s wrong and fix it, if you need to search The...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Huge success for Run for Congo Women UK

It’s only been three weeks since the second UK Run for Congo Women took place on 13 November. It was such a huge success, we’ve already started planning the next....

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Comments from November 2010

November's comments

Jess McCabe // 11 December 2010

Categories: Comments

Support feminist media: Women’s eNews

In this guest post, Charlotte Cooper explains what Women’s eNews does and calls for donations For those of you that don’t know, Women’s eNews is an award winning nonprofit news...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

The man box

Tony Porter, co-founder of A Call to Men, talks about his own life experiences, the restrictions men face by trying to fit into the oppressive “man box”, and also the...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Women’s rights ARE human rights – but for some, those rights are more attainable than for others

Bridget Phillipson MP travelled to Bangladesh as a supporter of One World Action’s More Women More Power campaign, which seeks to give voice to the world’s most marginalised women. You...

Guest Blogger // 10 December 2010

Categories: Blog

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