Articles by Guest Blogger

woman pensiveUnderstanding trauma: how women’s distress is wrongly medicalised

The medical model of care reduces women’s experiences into problems they are expected to manage themselves. This is failing us, writes Emma Hamilton

Guest Blogger // 10 February 2017

Categories: Blog

Woman of colour sadAre we really so empowered? On post-feminism and mental health

As well as being a word of strength and empowerment, feminism is too easily dismissed as whiny and entitled. This has severely damaging consequences, writes Emma Hamilton

Guest Blogger // 7 February 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: Women’s March

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, tackles criticism of the Women's March

Guest Blogger // 6 February 2017

Categories: Blog

Muslim womanThe bodies of Muslim women as a political battleground

Muslim women are too often subject to opportunistic politics, including white feminism, that ignore the fact they can speak for themselves, writes Rabiah Hussain

Guest Blogger // 5 February 2017

Categories: Blog

In defence of board games as a feminist pastime

Kitty Jansz-Moore hails board games as fantastically 'equal' spaces and encourages us all to embrace our inner geek

Guest Blogger // 4 February 2017

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Time to redefine: why feminism must be intersectional to fight against Trump

Our monthly guest blogger for January, Rabiah Hussain, argues that we must redefine mainstream feminism if we are to successfully respond to the current threats to women's rights

Guest Blogger // 28 January 2017

Categories: Blog

The Casey Review: we all need to be part of the solution

Nazmin Akthar-Sheikh disagrees with Dame Louise Casey's defence of her review on community cohesion in Britain, arguing that employers, institutions and individuals must all work together to achieve integration

Guest Blogger // 26 January 2017

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Turn this moment into your own movement

Anna Reeve calls on us all to be galvanised by the diversity, scale and energy of the Women's March on London, and pledge our contribution to keep moving forward

Guest Blogger // 22 January 2017

Categories: Blog

Celebrity feminismIs celebrity feminism hurting the women’s movement?

Celebrities might be working to bring feminism into the mainstream, but could they be hindering its progress? Rachel St Clair investigates

Guest Blogger // 13 January 2017

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Men Speak Out Press Conference at the House of CommonsMen need to do more to end FGM, says new campaign

It’s a feminist and women's rights issue, but to end female genital mutilation men need to get involved too, writes Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead

Guest Blogger // 10 January 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: commercial feminism

Ahead of Christmas, our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, takes on the commercialisation of feminism

Guest Blogger // 24 December 2016

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An open letter to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Gemma Croffie disagrees with the Nigerian writer's assumption that balancing childcare and work is the only way to self-fulfilment

Guest Blogger // 21 December 2016

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In praise of funny women

Catherine King discusses the challenges of being a funny woman on the dating scene

Guest Blogger // 19 December 2016

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Bechdel Testing Theatre

Beth Watson of Bechdel Theatre wants to hear your conversations for a new project

Guest Blogger // 16 December 2016

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Woman lost in thoughtBullying Melania Trump is not my feminism

Trump’s victory exposed the gendered skew in what’s considered acceptable behaviour but turning against Melania Trump will only set women back, writes Alice Spencer

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2016

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Review: Loud Women – The Nyx, The Baby Seals, IV, Guttfull

Ngaire Ruth reviews bands The Nyx, The Baby Seals, IV and Guttfull, as part of a Loud Women music event

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Lessons from Period School

Sarah Hewett teaches us all a few things about menstruation and calls for more openness and education around periods

Guest Blogger // 13 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Single womanSingle women don’t need your modern pity

Being a single woman in a swipe-left, swipe-right culture too often reduces us to damaging stereotypes, writes Rachel St Clair

Guest Blogger // 7 December 2016

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The comic strip: Did you come here on your own?

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is back and taking on the double standards of solo travel

Guest Blogger // 28 November 2016

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Little Red Riding Hood handmade figureTravelling alone: the Big Bad Wolf is not on every corner

We won't stop attacks on solo female travellers by staying indoors or following contrived Government guidelines, argues Jane Buffham

Guest Blogger // 26 November 2016

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A lesson in victim blaming

If even little girls doing cartwheels are being told to cover up in case they get teased, no wonder victim blaming is so ingrained in our society, argues Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 15 November 2016

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Models on the catwalkIs a model-free edition of Vogue simply window dressing?

It may seem a bold move, but Vogue’s seeming celebration of real women falls short of the truth, writes Sarah Jung

Guest Blogger // 9 November 2016

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Catfights and crying: let’s end harmful stereotypes of all-female teams

We've come a long way in avoiding assumptions about women as individuals, but myths about female groups are still pervasive in the workplace, argues our guest blogger

Guest Blogger // 6 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Youtube prankstersSorry pranksters, women’s bodies aren’t playthings

New waves of self-styled pranksters are flooding YouTube, but these ‘jokes’ only normalise non-consensual use of women’s bodies for entertainment, writes Sarah Jung

Guest Blogger // 3 November 2016

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Transgender children exist and they need our help

We need to change the dangerous narrative that all children are cisgender and heterosexual and that the supportive parents of transgender kids are abusive or pushy, argues Mia Violet

Guest Blogger // 29 October 2016

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