Articles from September 2012

New review: Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped!

Queer-feminist pop-punk singer, Dandelion Radio DJ, ‘zine writer and organiser Ste McCabe has been described as a performer “armed with a mean, lean, bedroom Disco drum machine, a cheap guitar...

Holly Combe // 30 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped!

Edinburgh may not immediately come to mind as a music city or pioneer for queer activism but there is clearly a demand there for space for diverse performers. Pop punk singer and organiser Ste McCabe has helped create that in the form of the Pussy Whipped queer feminist festival. Liz Ely reports

Liz Ely //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Women & asylum: what should the government do next?

Asylum Aid's Russell Hargrave argues that the government must include asylum seeking women in its strategy to end violence against women and girls

Guest Blogger // 28 September 2012

Categories: Blog

A Riot of Pussy poetry!

Sophie Mayer introduces ebook Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, an international anthology available from English PEN. It’s been assembled in three weeks to celebrate Pussy Riot and raise awareness of...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Godliness and hairiness

Balpreet Kaur and her courage in standing up to those who made fun of her facial hair is the feel good story of the moment. A woman wronged on the...

Shiha Kaur // 27 September 2012

Categories: Blog

The Art of Zines/Zine Swap: 6 October, The Stuart Hall Library, Iniva, London

The Stuart Hall Library and the South West London and Surrey Zine Collective launch a new exhibition of zines on Saturday 6 October, 1-4pm The Stuart Hall Library hosts an...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

Slutwalk: Whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no!

Karis Hanson reports back on an empowering and emotional second London Slutwalk

Guest Blogger // 25 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Club Des Femmes presents Two Lives @ Scala Beyond

In this guest post Selina Robertson, one half of queer feminist film club Club Des Femmes, introduces the screening taking place this Friday as part of Scala Beyond season. Selina’s...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Your weekly roundup

Hello and welcome to this week’s round-up! It’s an exciting collection of interesting things. Standard disclaimer: linking does not apply complete agreement, or endorsement. All photos in this round-up are...

Jess McCabe // 24 September 2012

Categories: Blog

“I don’t even know her name…”

Philippa presents a different angle to a "romantic story" in the media.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: White Blush, El Perro del Mar, Pure Bathing Culture, Ladyhawke tour dates

Hello, and welcome to the first music paste up of the autumn. I say autumn with genuine conviction as it has been enthusiastically raining all day, accompanied by howling wind....

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

How to wear a photograph

Elaine Castillo celebrates Sebastián Moreno's City of Photographers, a documentary that puts ethics and empathy back into photography

Elaine Castillo // 21 September 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

DocHouse RESISTENCIA: Focus on Latin America minifest (plus new review)

DocHouse is a year-round festival of weekly showcase documentary screenings in UK cinemas, bringing its audiences the best of international and UK documentary as well as masterclasses and education partnerships....

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Put women at the heart of peace

On the International Day of Peace, Sarah Jackson of Womankind Worldwide writes about a new campaign to put women at the heart of peace and research showing how women build peace from the ground up.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

New review: Mary Stuart modernised

Charlotte Rowland reviews a production of Mary Stuart, which she finds an excellent portrayal of two different yet equally trapped women Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart are two of the...

Megan Stodel // 20 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Mary Stuart modernised

A new production of Mary Stuart glows with relevance, and Charlotte Rowland has only good words to say about it

Charlotte Rowland //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Maria Miller backs same-sex civil marriage

The current ban on same-sex marriage is discriminatory, says Laura, but the conservative obsession with marriage is outdated nonsense

Laura // 19 September 2012

Categories: Blog

We Can Stop It

Laura is impressed by a new police anti-rape campaign

Laura // 18 September 2012

Categories: Blog

A trans man on feminism and bodily autonomy

Gethin Jones argues that feminist demands for the right to bodily autonomy must also include trans people

Guest Blogger // 17 September 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: Perfume, power and popular media

A play written four decades ago by Spanish playwright Ana Diosdado receives its UK premiere. Eli Davies appreciates its continued relevance though is disappointed by the play’s focus There is...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

Perfume, power and popular media

After a UK premiere of Ana Diosdado's Yours for the Asking, Eli Davies wonders if it's really what we're asking for

Eli Davies //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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 other readers...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog

Nominations open for the 2012 True Honour Award

Nominations open for the 2012 True Honour Award

Josephine Tsui // 16 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Martha and the Muffins – Women around the world at work

A single from Martha and the Muffins 1981 album This is the ice age, ‘Women around the world’ doesn’t match the bands earlier hit ‘Echo Beach’ in terms of sales...

Cazz Blase // 15 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Amy Studt – My Paper Made Man

The UK musical climate throught the 2000’s seems to have belonged to the Amy’s: Winehouse, Duffy, MacDonald, and Studt. In the light of the success of the other three Amy’s,...

Cazz Blase // 14 September 2012

Categories: Blog


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