Articles by Guest Blogger

Lejla DamonWe must give a voice to the victims of rape in war

We must not forget the children born of rape during war nor the mothers who bore them, writes Lejla Damon

Guest Blogger // 14 July 2018

Categories: Blog

Sanne Thijs @full_of_freckles_illustrationsIf FTSE companies won’t put women on boards, we will

We need to put pressure on big companies to put women on boards by literally showing them what it looks like, writes Sophie Becker

Guest Blogger // 10 July 2018

Categories: Blog

Don’t get swept into this Ocean

Lauren Fraser is not impressed by the Hollywood's continuing obsession with all-women reboots

Guest Blogger // 10 June 2018

Categories: Blog

Woman alone staringA brief history of normalising female pain

Women’s pain being dismissed or not taken seriously is a tale as old as time, writes Helena Jackson

Guest Blogger // 7 June 2018

Categories: Blog

I won’t stop writing about things that upset men

I’m not thinking about men’s feelings when I write because I don’t write for men, argues Jordan King

Guest Blogger // 21 May 2018

Categories: Blog

A brief history of period shame

Kitty Busz delves into the historical and cultural past of periods in order to better understand society’s fearful attitudes towards them

Guest Blogger // 18 May 2018

Categories: Blog

Church of EnglandChallenging the Church’s menstrual shaming with poetry

Sharon Jagger investigates period shaming in the Church of England

Guest Blogger // 28 April 2018

Categories: Blog

VaginismusMy vaginismus is not for male sexual pleasure

More awareness of vaginismus as a serious medical condition is needed to challenge the idea that we’re simply women with ‘tight’ vaginas, says Vanessa de Largie

Guest Blogger // 15 April 2018

Categories: Blog

Wonder WomanIs Wonder Woman a feminist?

She might be a powerful woman who embraces her strength and physicality, but, Sharon Jagger asks, can we really call Wonder Woman a feminist?

Guest Blogger // 7 April 2018

Categories: Blog

Women’s stories told for everyone

Sophie McKay reflects on the worrying lack of women’s stories in UK theatre and how a new show at the Arcola challenges the idea that women’s stories aren’t universal

Guest Blogger // 6 April 2018

Categories: Blog

Man and woman at workTrade unions are (still) fighting for women at work

Anything but old-fashioned, trade unions are at the forefront of the fight for women to be treated fairly at work, writes Marion Scovell

Guest Blogger // 24 March 2018

Categories: Blog

Amy Schumer I Feel PrettyAmy Schumer may be privileged, but she’s allowed to feel ugly

It’s dangerous to use a woman’s privilege to justify dismissing her feelings of being unworthy or out of place, writes Katie Jane

Guest Blogger // 18 March 2018

Categories: Blog

The dangers of putting equal marriage to referendum

Emily Chudy investigates whether there is ever any reason to put a human rights issue to vote, where the majority decides the fate of a minority

Guest Blogger // 28 February 2018

Categories: Blog

Frances BusheThere’s nothing ‘broken’ about not being interested in sex

The pressure to perform and enjoy sex a certain way can make some women feel they’re ‘broken’ for not doing it ‘right’, writes Fran Bushe

Guest Blogger // 12 February 2018

Categories: Blog

The Choice: cutting-edge technology offers a fresh take on women’s right to choose

Joanne-Aśka Popińska introduces her innovative VR experience The Choice that puts you in the shoes of a woman considering abortion

Guest Blogger // 31 January 2018

Categories: Blog

Mother and daughterStop telling me my post-baby body is ‘brave’

Women don’t need to be told that we’re brave for existing in our bodies after giving birth, writes Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2017

Categories: Blog

Pregnancy and body hairPregnancy should be about birth, not body hair

There’s enough pressure on pregnant women to have the perfect birth without the worry of ‘embarrassing’ body hair, writes Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 9 December 2017

Categories: Blog

Quentin TarantinoTarantino, your apology is inadequate

Quentin Tarantino's response to the sexual abuse allegations against his long-time friend, Harvey Weinstein, is nowhere near good enough, writes Constanze Wilson

Guest Blogger // 11 November 2017

Categories: Blog

Pelvic mesh exposes misogyny in medicinePelvic mesh scandal exposes misogyny in medicine

A worldwide medical scandal has not only left hundreds of thousands of women in pain but exposed how deeply entrenched misogyny is in medicine, writes Kate Harveston

Guest Blogger // 6 October 2017

Categories: Blog

SununuCelebrating LGBT+ film with the Iris Prize Festival

Earlier this year, Suryatapa Mukherjee joined the team behind the Iris Prize Festival to help produce its programme catalogue. She gives us a run-down of what to expect from this year’s festival

Guest Blogger // 27 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Woman on computerHow reading the comments can help the women’s movement

The comments section is often rife with dark abuse but exposes how deep certain types of prejudice run. It’s something feminists can’t ignore, writes Tilly Grove

Guest Blogger // 23 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Sex worker rightsWhat sex workers want should be a vital part of feminist politics

If sex workers support the decriminalisation of sex work, left-wing and feminist politics should, too, writes Tilly Grove

Guest Blogger // 20 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Why we need to stop feeling guilty around sugar

Catherine King considers some of the current culture around eating, particularly the idea of 'guilt'

Guest Blogger // 2 September 2017

Categories: Blog

#ThatsHarassment campaignExamining the #ThatsHarassment campaign

Kate Harveston considers a new campaign designed to raise awareness of everyday sexual harassment

Guest Blogger // 25 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Mother and two children on a sofaShould mums listen to the wise ladies that live in their phones?

Online parenting groups can be a source of support but can also prompt competition between mums, writes Kat Arksey

Guest Blogger // 23 August 2017

Categories: Blog

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