Articles by Barbara Felix

Book Club Choice #2: Noughts And Crosses

Following the success of our previous book club discussion, I am pleased to announce the second F-Word book club choice. This months choice was nominated by Lindsey: “I’d like to...

Barbara Felix // 30 November 2008

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Models

On the 3rd November, Manchester Cornerhouse is showing the film ‘Models’ as part of ‘Between Heaven and Hell: The films of Ulrich Seidl’ it’s Cert 18, and starts at 18:05...

Barbara Felix // 27 October 2008

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Good News

Some good news at last… it’s an old story, but still worth mentioning, Moving People, a consortium of mental health charities that includes Mind, Mental Health Media, and Rethink, amongst...

Barbara Felix // 11 October 2008

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General round up

Over in Amsterdam, a study has taken place to gain insight into the fit and feel of condoms, …Meanwhile, over in Manchester, the student paper Student Direct is disturbed by...

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Satire round up: Private Eye and Schnews, mainly…

Private Eye’s current issue is an absolute blinder, I believe Catherine has already blogged on their Roger Alton/Independent story, but I specifically wanted to mention M.D’s column this issue (Eye...

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Book Club Choice #1: We Need To Talk About Kevin

The first choice of the F-Word book club/reading group is Lionel Shriver’s ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’. This book was nominated by Aideen Johnston, who described it as being...

Barbara Felix // 5 October 2008

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The F-Word blog seeks book nominations for the F-Word book club

As a sort of sub section of the F-Word blog, we’re seeking to start an F-Word bookclub. The idea is for this to be as reader-led as possible, with readers...

Barbara Felix // 28 September 2008

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Human Rights Watch and International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commision call for an end to the police harassment of Ugandan sexual rights activists

In violation of Ugandan law, two human rights activists working with LGBT groups and communities in Uganda were arrested on the 10th September and held for 8 days without charges...

Barbara Felix // 24 September 2008

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Axewomen a go go… for a change: Venus Zine takes on Rolling Stone at its own game

This is a bit of an old story now, from March… Fed up with those glossy music mag cover stories hailing ‘The best guitarists of all time’, and specifically fed...

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Red Cross forms partnership with Girlguiding UK

The Red Cross have formed a partnership with Girlguiding UK the idea of the partnership, which launches on Tuesday 23rd September, is to teach guides first aid and citizanship skills....

Barbara Felix // 20 September 2008

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Coming up at The Women’s Library in London… Exhibitions/Events for Autumn/Winter 2008/2009

There’s some really interesting exhibitions and events coming up at The Women’s Library in London in the next few months. Between The Covers: Women’s Magazines and their Readers is an...

Barbara Felix // 23 August 2008

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Call out for submissions for zine about Fashion and Gender

A friend of mine is looking for contributions for a zine she’s doing on connections of Fashion and Gender identity – I’ll let her explain…. I’ve mentioned to some of...

Barbara Felix // 22 August 2008

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Ladyfest Manchester 2008 website

Just a quick post to tell you about the new Ladyfest Manchester site, which has some tantalising details of the bill already listed…

Barbara Felix // 20 August 2008

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Cervical Cancer Vaccine: New Twist

I have just finished reading M.D’s column in the current issue of ‘Private Eye’ (25/7-7/8/08), in which the anonymous doctor poses the following question: “Why has “new” Labour chosen not...

Barbara Felix // 30 July 2008

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Dangerous Jobs For Girls, Dubious Fetishism For Women, and Sheer Blinding Hatred…

I see there’s a programme on T.V next week called ‘Dangerous Jobs For Girls’ and, to be fair, I have no intention of watching it, but, having seen the adverts...

Barbara Felix // 29 July 2008

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Never Fear, Ladyfest Is Here (Again, well, in November…)

Still feeling wistful after Ladyfest London? well, never fear, because Ladyfest Manchester is due to happen in November, and events are underway to raise money, including a compilation CD. So,...

Barbara Felix // 25 July 2008

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Elections: There is blog life outside London….

As a kind of follow up to the ‘The End Of The World Has Arrived, And Its Name Is Boris’ type blogs above, would just like to point out to...

Barbara Felix // 3 May 2008

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Report on women’s rights in Saudi Arabia

Over on the Economist there’s a piece concerning a recent report on women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. I shan’t attempt to summarise it here, but it’s summed up well by...

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Lancashire Police To Widen Scope Of Incidents It Will Record As Hate Crimes

According to The Big Issue In The North, Lancashire constabulary is to broaden the scope of incidents it will record as hate crimes to include offences against disabled and elderly...

Barbara Felix // 26 April 2008

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Women Warriors, not in Woolworths…

There is an interesting short piece in The Economist concerning atlatlists, that is, spear throwing. Atlatl is an Aztec word, which refers not to the spear itself, but to the...

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Oxfam mothers campaign

From The Big Issue In The North, 14-20/4/08: “Oxfam wants people to knit nine inch squares for a giant baby blanket, with each square representing a mother who did not...

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Boys, boys, boys…

Nice to see WKD going down the Yorkie bar route with their recent ads. I wonder if they will cause a wave of young ladies to down their last cheeky...

Barbara Felix // 29 March 2008

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Because a war in Chechnya is still a war

A former conscript of the first Chechen war (1994-6) and volunteer in the second one (1999 onwards) has written a book about his experiences. Entitled ‘One Soldier’s War in Chechnya’,...

Barbara Felix // 1 December 2007

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Cameron’s bid to make the Tories sympathetic towards rape victims

David Cameron has been speaking out against Britains low rape conviction rate, and has been calling for longer prison sentences for convicted rapists, plus changes in school sex education, and...

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Learning And Inequality From An International Perspective

There’s also a good piece about learning and inequality in The Economist, but looking at it from an international perspective, which makes for sobering yet occasionally uplifting reading.

Barbara Felix // 17 November 2007

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