Articles from August 2011

Pro-choice and counting

As some readers are already well aware, this time next week, MPs will have debated – and voted on – a series of amendments to the Health and Social Care...

zohra // 31 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Arguing with strawmen

Certain arguments in comments on feminist blogs are as predictable as the rising of the sun, the passage of time, or Dorries being evil. Natalie Dzerins, in this guest blog post, is sick of explaining them repeatedly, so decided to compile a handy list.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Bristol Feminists Network and Bristol Indymedia film night: Africa Rising

This is a guest post by Sian Norris This collaboration between Bristol Feminists Network and Bristol Indymedia film presents the powerful documentary Africa Rising. From the Horn of Africa to...

Helen G // 30 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 29 August 2011

Welcome to this week’s general round-up! It includes the articles and blog pieces we’ve been reading over the past week but didn’t get around to covering in detail on the...

Holly Combe // 29 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Abortions are not the same as pensions

Philippa writes about Frank Field and Nadine Dorries' announced changes to abortion law.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

Bank Holiday Paste Up: Mostly music

Welcome to the mainly music Bank Holiday paste up, usual rules apply: lots of links, and the contents do not necessarily reflect the views of the author of this entry,...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

Maggie goes on a diet

A guest post by Laur Evans about the upcoming publication of a diet book for 4 - 8 year old girls.

Guest Blogger // 27 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Exhibition: ‘Artistic Freedom: A Creative Journey of Recovery From Domestic Abuse’

Glasgow Women’s Aid was established in 1973 to provide support to women experiencing domestic abuse. Initially the focus was on women’s experiences, but as the organisation evolved the need to...

Charlene Moore // 25 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Where are all the feminist lawyers?

A guest post, wondering where all the feminist lawyers are, and proposing they make contact.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

From body hatred to vulva diversity

The Independent today reports that there has been a five-fold increase in NHS genital cosmetic surgery over the past decade, with more than 2000 women undergoing a procedure in the...

Laura // 24 August 2011

Categories: Blog

The “choice” that is everybody else’s business

A guest post from Katie Gardner about a tellingly old-fashioned question during a recent debate on a BBC TV programme. Why was the question ‘Should women stay at home with...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

5 Live discussion about politics, partners and CBB

Do the partners of people in politics have a responsibility not to draw too much attention to themselves? This was one of the questions in a debate I recently took...

Holly Combe // 23 August 2011

Categories: Blog

New feature: After Banaz Mahmod, where is the justice for victims of honour-based violence?

Five years after Banaz Mahmod’s murder, it’s time for the government to get serious on honour-based violence, argues Fionnuala Murphy from the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation Five and...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

After Banaz Mahmod, where is the justice for victims of honour-based violence?

Five years after Banaz Mahmod's murder, it's time for the government to get serious on honour-based violence, argues Fionnuala Murphy from the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation

Fionnuala Murphy //

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

Transgender e-bulletin No.3 August/September 2011

Via email from the Government Equalities Office: The third Government Equalities Office transgender e-bulletin has now been released. This includes a third survey which focuses on two other areas which...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 23 August 2011

Better late than punctual, here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so,...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Volunteers wanted for Women’s Liberation Music Archive exhibition

I received a message from fellow F-Word contributer Debi Withers yesterday, about an opportunity which may well be of interest to a number of you… I am currently putting together...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

Adventures in Menstruating

Philippa talks to Chella Quint, zinester and comedian.

Philippa Willitts // 22 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Rally for migrant domestic workers – London

Image shared by Nic0 under a Creative Commons license. It shows a group of protesters in London, wearing T shirts reading “Justice for Domestic Workers” and carrying signs, including one...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

Gender pay gap starts with pocket money

A Halifax survey published earlier this week revealed that boys receive more pocket money per week than girls: …on average boys are earning £6.41 a week compared to girls pocketing...

Laura // 21 August 2011

Categories: Blog

New Review: Unhitched

Richard Ganly reviews a book which challenges the notion that a monogamous, heterosexual marriage is truly superior to all others “A democratic state has no business favouring any particular brand...

Charlene Moore //

Categories: Blog

Unhitched

Richard Ganly reviews a book which challenges the notion that a monogamous, heterosexual marriage is truly superior to all others

Richard Ganly //

Categories: Books, Reviews

August Playlist

Not long after last months playlist appeared on Spotify and Sharemyplaylist, Holly got a comment on her blog post complimenting her on her taste and asking for some Billie Holiday...

Cazz Blase // 20 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Black Roses: The Killing Of Sophie Lancaster

The radio drama department at BBC Manchester have created some brilliant radio dramas over the years. Radio as a medium being so very different to T.V, the tackling of the...

Cazz Blase // 19 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Mary on the Green

A campaign to fund the creation of a memorial to Mary Wollstonecroft.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

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