Articles from September 2011

September 2011: Trans Murder Monitoring Project update

The TGEU’s Trans Murder Monitoring project has issued a press release confirming that 116 reported murders of trans people have been registered since the start of this year. The September...

Helen G // 30 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Talk vs action

Political leadership in the form of public statements of intent can have an enormous impact on the rights of women. It can set new ideological standards, shift political debates, and...

zohra // 29 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Too much glee? Are the cuts only about the economy?

Does this government have it in for women and other minorities? Official line, of course, is not – though as a woman with much cause to be cynical once very...

Jane Fae //

Categories: Blog

Mock the Tweet

A guest post by Vicky Brewster, about the representation of women on comedy panel shows.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

Bad science alert! The evolutionary role of domestic violence?

Evolutionary psychology does not pass the age old scientific measuring stick of "measurability of hypothesis".

Josephine Tsui // 28 September 2011

Categories: Blog

New feature – Young women: unemployed and on the shelf?

As the economy fails to bounce back, young women are struggling to enter the workplace. Joanne Fradley calls for women in the workplace to reach out and help I’m writing...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Young women: unemployed and on the shelf?

As the economy fails to bounce back, young women are struggling to enter the workplace. Joanne Fradley calls for women in the workplace to reach out and help

Joanne Fradley //

Categories: Work and Play

7 October: ‘green scarves’ campaign in solidarity with Afghan women

I was fortunate to be able to attend ActionAid’s IWD event in March, when four prominent women’s rights activists from Afghanistan spoke of their experiences and the day-by-day struggles faced...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to the somewhat delayed weekly round-up and open thread (remind me not to attempt hideously difficult translations about tractor engines on a Monday afternoon!). Enjoy… Disclaimer: The weekly round-up...

Laura // 27 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Why the public sector cuts target women

A guest blog post by Mary Tracy about how the public sector cuts target women.

Guest Blogger // 24 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Kali Films have asked us to spread the word about their attempts to crowd-source the funding to allow them to release a film about the life of novelist Alice Walker....

Lynne Miles // 23 September 2011

Categories: Blog

The fight for abortion rights in Northern Ireland

**See update below 25/09/11** The fight for abortion rights in Britain was recently re-ignited by the attempts of Nadine Dorries and others to strip away at women’s reproductive freedoms and...

Kellie Turtle //

Categories: Blog

The healing power of English

My grandmother has recently returned from a stay in hospital. A few weeks back she decided to go for a walk in the garden and fractured a bone. It has...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog

September playlist

Welcome to the fourth F-Word playlist! It features a selection of both new and old stuff I’ve been listening to lately and starts off at a slower tempo, with a...

Holly Combe // 22 September 2011

Categories: Blog

41,000 women and children in the crowd at Fenerbahce match

It’s not that exciting when you see that Fenerbahce attracted 41,000 fans to their last home game. But take a closer look at the demographics, and it’s a bit more...

Carrie Dunn // 21 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Geordie Tait’s open letter to his future daughter: the story of Alyssa Bereznak and the misogyny of the gaming community.

I am a self-described geek and use to be a gamer. My brother and I use to have Warcraft inside jokes using character’s phrases and inserting them appropriately in our...

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

Un(i)sex me here

Should documents be gendered? On the basis of a distinctly unscientific poll, taken amongst a group of feminist academics yesterday, the answer is easy: if gender is not strictly necessary,...

Jane Fae // 20 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Pigtails and Army Boots

A guest post from Hayley Foster da Silva. Hello! My name is Hayley aka DJ Moonlight and I present a radio show that may be of interest to readers of...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

“Oh my god. You’re that nurse…”: Smear test post part 2

Philippa writes the second half of a 2-part post, begun yesterday, about women's experiences of smear tests, and how they could be improved.

Philippa Willitts // 19 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Picture shows three links in a chain (shared by Anita Pratanti under a Creative Commons license). It’s Monday, which means it’s time for our weekly links round-up and open thread!...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

“Oh my god. You’re that nurse from Casualty!”, and other things that should never be said during a smear test

Philippa talks about the problems many people encounter when having a smear test.

Philippa Willitts // 18 September 2011

Categories: Blog

On Tom Martin’s campaign to sue LSE

Amity Reed on Tom Martin’s attempt to sue LSE over ‘anti-male bias’ Is Tom Martin’s lawsuit against the London School of Economics for ‘anti-male bias’ a genuine complaint (however eyeroll-worthy...

Guest Blogger // 17 September 2011

Categories: Blog

New review: Cambodian Space Project – 2011: A Space Odyssey

Srey Thy is a singer with a story to tell. Louise Allan discovers this album from Thy’s band, Cambodian Space Project, is a mixture of Thy-penned Kmer rock and tributes...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Cambodian Space Project – 2011: A Space Odyssey

Srey Thy is a singer with a story to tell. Louise Allan discovers this album from Thy's band, Cambodian Space Project, is a mixture of Thy-penned Kmer rock and tributes to a golden age of 1960s Cambodian pop

Louise Allan // 16 September 2011

Categories: Music, Reviews

How could the government really support women?

The government’s rather feeble memo listing potential ways to win more female votes was leaked yesterday. Suggestions include banning all advertising aimed at children, front-loading child benefit so more is...

Laura // 14 September 2011

Categories: Blog

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