Articles from October 2011

Black history event

This Wednesday, Black History Walks & Women of Colour-Global Women’s Strike present: FILM: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 BOOK LAUNCH: Jailhouse lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v the USA, by Mumia...

Laura // 31 October 2011

Categories: Blog

On 7 billion: imagine if women could choose

So the world’s 7 billionth person was born today. Media and policy pundits have been beside themselves in the lead up to this moment, eager to say something remarkable about...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

Music for Mukuni

This is a guest post by Valerie. Earth Rise Music is holding a concert at Bush Hall tonight – you can support the music centre project by coming along. There...

Guest Blogger // 29 October 2011

Categories: Blog

In Other Worlds

Katherine Wootton reviews Margaret Atwood's new work of non-fiction which explores the importance and vast potential of science fiction - a much ridiculed and underestimated genre - in the literary canon, and delves into the significance it holds for Atwood as both a reader and writer

Katherine Wootton // 27 October 2011

Categories: Books, Reviews

New review: In Other Worlds

Katherine Wootton reviews Margaret Atwood’s new work of non-fiction which explores the importance and vast potential of science fiction – a much ridiculed and underestimated genre – in the literary...

Iman Qureshi //

Categories: Blog

Eamonn Holmes, victim blaming…no wonder students are scared

In the light of Pippa’s great blog earlier in the week (and her stardom in the Daily Mail!) I wanted to share a conversation I had with my second-year undergraduates...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Abortion and sexuality, under attack

Anti-choice campaigners are trying to turn back the clock on abortion - and attitudes to women's sexual identity, argues Adriana Pérez

Adriana Perez //

Categories: Body and Health, Feminism

Last call for the next round of guest bloggers

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we’re just about to start programming the next six months worth of guest bloggers so if you fancy a month-long stint, particularly if...

Lynne Miles //

Categories: Blog

Birds Eye View 2012 – cancelled because of cuts

A festival that screens films by women film-makers, Birds Eye View, has been cancelled because of funding cuts. Birds Eye View has been going for 10 years. Festival director Rachel...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Abortion and sexuality, under attack

Anti-choice campaigners are trying to turn back the clock on abortion – and attitudes to women’s sexual identity, argues Adriana Pérez For better or worse, women’s lives have historically been...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

African activists on British aid & LGBTI people

A statement has just been released calling on the British Government to rethink its approach to cutting aid as a way to promote human rights. The full statement is available...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

Peaceful protesting options for older women

As I’ve got older, my social conscience has developed, particularly in the direction of supporting equality. I’ve climbed the career ladder and reached my goals, found that I have a...

Jacqueline Christodoulou // 25 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Mothers and children OccupyLSX

Slightly late notice, but we received this invitation for mothers and children to join the London Stock Exchange Occupation tomorrow: PLEASE SUPPORT Rachel Mariner, a Harvard educated lawyer and mum...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Good Girls Marry Doctors

As Asian diaspora, we’ve all heard the story before. Culturally there is a small range of acceptable careers, partners need to follow strict guidelines of gender, culture and religion. It...

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

Victim-blaming on daytime TV

Philippa writes about Eamonn Holmes on daytime TV suggesting that a woman shouldn't have walked home alone, after she was successful in helping in the prosecution of her rapist.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are links that we have found that might interest you. If you have found anything that you think others will...

Shiha Kaur // 24 October 2011

Categories: Blog

New review: Tyrannosaur

Finding Tyrannosaur an unremittingly upsetting film, Chloe George salutes its ability to avoid clichés in the portrayal of violence against women Hannah doesn’t have much, but she does have wine....

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Tyrannosaur

Finding Tyrannosaur an unremittingly upsetting film, Chloe George salutes its ability to avoid clichés in the portrayal of violence against women

Chloe George //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Music paste up

It’s that end of the year when things start to heat up, musically speaking. I don’t know if it’s the Christmas rush to get an album out, or if it’s...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

New review: Be the same; be the change: Maple Bee and her world

Cazz Blase reviews the career of Maple Bee (AKA Melanie Garside from Mediaeval Baebes), taking in the albums Hello Eve, Home and Chasing Eva along the way Back in the...

Holly Combe // 23 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Be the same; be the change: Maple Bee and her world

Cazz Blase reviews the career of Maple Bee (AKA Melanie Garside from Mediaeval Baebes), taking in the albums Hello Eve, Home and Chasing Eva along the way

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

SlutWalk 2012

A plan is in the works for SlutWalk London 2012; this is interesting because one of the questions – implicit criticisms – we heard as SlutWalks were taking off was,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Blue Roses

David Wilkinson salutes the talents of Laura Groves, otherwise known as Blue Roses, and finds much to marvel at in her precocious debut album A gentle intake of breath opens...

Cazz Blase // 22 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Blue Roses

David Wilkinson salutes the talents of Laura Groves, otherwise known as Blue Roses, and finds much to marvel at in her precocious debut album

David Wilkinson // 21 October 2011

Categories: Music, Reviews

Are we there yet? The menopause and older women’s lives.

When it comes to the menopause, women need to be in control of their own bodies and their own choices. Although for some women the menopause, which literally means the...

Jacqueline Christodoulou // 20 October 2011

Categories: Blog

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