Articles by Abby OReilly

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread, 13 – 20 August 2012

Hello Lovely F-Word Readers, Here’s this week’s round-up of interesting news articles and happenings from around the blogosphere that we’ve not had time to write about in detail. As always,...

Abby OReilly // 20 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread, 16 – 23 April 2012

Hello Lovely F-Word Readers, Here’s this week’s round-up of interesting news articles and happenings from around the blogosphere that we’ve not had time to write about in detail. As always,...

Abby OReilly // 23 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread, 16-23 January 2012

Hello Lovely F-Word Readers, Here’s this week’s round-up of interesting news articles and happenings from around the blogosphere that we’ve not had time to write about in detail. As always,...

Abby OReilly // 23 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread, 10 – 17 October 2011

Hello Lovely F-Word Readers, Here’s this week’s round-up of interesting news articles and happenings around the blogosphere that we’ve not had time to write about in detail. As always, if...

Abby OReilly // 17 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up, 11-18 July 2011

Hello Dear F-Worders…. Hope you are all fine and well this very lovely Monday morning. Here’s this week’s list of stories we wanted to write about, but just did not...

Abby OReilly // 18 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Wigs, lipstick and alcohol: review of the BBC’s Silk

Although it may be a gripping courtroom drama, Abby O'Reilly argues that Silk fails to reflect the true status of women in the legal profession

Abby OReilly // 27 March 2011

Categories: Television

Weekly Round-Up, 8 -14 February 2011

Here’s this weeks list of stories we’ve not had chance to blog about at length. As always, if there’s anything you think we’ve missed, feel free to share the wealth...

Abby OReilly // 14 February 2011

Categories: Blog

The efficacy of the sex ban

In Aristophanes’ anti-war comedy Lysistrata, the eponymous heroine convinces the women of Greece to withhold sex from their husbands in an attempt to end the Peloponnesian war. This is possibly...

Abby OReilly // 11 February 2011

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 // 13 December 2010

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 // 24 October 2010

Categories: Blog

Girl With a One Track Mind: Exposed

Sex blogger Abby Lee saw her anonymity stripped away by the media. Her latest book explores the personal consequences in a society that has yet to come to terms with female sexual desire, says Abby O'Reilly

Abby OReilly // 9 August 2010

Categories: Books

Zoe Margolis wins libel damages

Zoe Margolis, author of the Girl with the one-track mind blog and books under the pseudonym Abby Lee, yesterday won libel damages from the Independent on Sunday following publication of...

Abby OReilly // 22 May 2010

Categories: Blog

Does bra colour really matter?

Most female users of the social networking site Facebook will have received a message encouraging them to substitute their status with the colour of their bra in a supposed bid...

Abby OReilly // 10 January 2010

Categories: Blog

Katie Price: why she should name her rapist

Glamour model and reality TV star Katie Price was raped prior to her marriage to Peter Andre, according to her column in OK! Magazine earlier this month. In response to...

Abby OReilly // 17 September 2009

Categories: Blog

Rise in number of women prisoners self-harming

The number of women injuring themselves in prison has almost doubled in five years, according to an article in The Independent today. More than half of all self-harming incidents in...

Abby OReilly // 27 June 2009

Categories: Blog

RIP Farrah Fawcett (1947 – 2009)

The actress Farrah Fawcett died yesterday aged 62 following a two-year battle with liver cancer. Fawcett was first diagonsed with a rare form of anal cancer in 2006, but three...

Abby OReilly // 26 June 2009

Categories: Blog

More stay-at-home dads than ever before

More men are stay-at home dads in Britain than ever before, according to a report published this month. Research conducted by Tesco’s Baby & Toddler Club found that since April...

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Categories: Blog

Leave it go

Anna Mikhailova, the journalist who ‘outed’ Zoe Margolis as the author of Girl with a one-track mind, has written an article attempting to justify her actions. Instead of apologising or...

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Categories: Blog

Jessica Simpson: what’s the big deal?

In the 2005 remake of The Dukes of Hazzard Jessica Simpson enhanced her status as an international pin-up as the svelte, chesty, Daisy Duke, tottering around in high-heels and tight...

Abby OReilly // 30 January 2009

Categories: Blog

The Daily Mirror’s Mandy

I came across a cartoon sequence in the Daily Mirror today titled Mandy, charting the adventures of a robust blonde with a cleavage fighting to either get out of, or...

Abby OReilly // 23 January 2009

Categories: Blog

Is it good to give head?

(I’ve been thinking about the implications of women performing oral sex on men for a while. I began writing this as a feature, but thought it would be more interesting...

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Categories: Blog

Not Another Spur(r)ious Claim!

Ah, good old Dr Pam Spurr. She’s only gone and done it again, hasn’t she! Espoused a fresh pile of garbage masquerading as “relationship advice,” presumably designed to help us...

Abby OReilly // 22 January 2009

Categories: Blog

Virgin Atlantic: 25 years on and still behind

On 20th June 1984 Richard Branson launched Virgin Atlantic, marketed as a cheaper and more efficient alternative to British Airways. To celebrate their 25th year, Virgin has a nostalgic new...

Abby OReilly // 20 January 2009

Categories: Blog

Madonna: should she put it away?

As the chameleon of the pop world, Madge is the queen of reinvention. She can appropriate a new look with more ease than it takes some of us to put...

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Categories: Blog

Sexism in the house: Celebrity Big Brother 2009

I might be alone in admitting this, but I love Big Brother! Can’t get enough of it, in fact. While the programme has courted controversy both nationally and internationally, I...

Abby OReilly // 19 January 2009

Categories: Blog

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