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Baby talk: what’s so bad about little girls playing mum?

Sally Parkin, our monthly guest blogger for March, argues that playing parent teaches children about responsibility and empathy, so we shouldn't be so quick to discourage little girls from dolls

Guest Blogger // 27 March 2017

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The comic strip: gender assumptions

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is fed up with correcting people's assumptions about gender

Guest Blogger // 25 March 2017

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He said, she said: the misogyny of the casual pronoun

Beth Leslie argues that use of gender-specific pronouns is often a microaggression and we cannot achieve a more equal society until we overcome our inherent bias

Guest Blogger // 20 March 2017

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Fitting in – why bras should support more than just our breasts

Nursing bras should boost self-esteem as well as boobs, argues Sally Parkin

Guest Blogger // 13 March 2017

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Rock-a-lie: single mums deserve better

Despite its huge popularity, Clean Bandit's 'Rockabye' sends out a troubling message to single parents and their children, argues Sally Parkin

Guest Blogger // 8 March 2017

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Why can’t Theresa May put women first?

The Human Rights Act is a lifesaving piece of legislation for women, so why, asks Jennifer Hudson, is the Prime Minister so keen to scrap it?

Guest Blogger // 6 March 2017

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Close-up of woman's eyesWho is speaking up for women seeking care for mental health?

Vulnerable young women are being denied the care they need when it comes to mental health. Emma Hamilton asks: who will speak up for them?

Guest Blogger // 4 March 2017

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The feminist behind the surgical tape

Mercedes Yanora explains why it's OK to have plastic surgery and still call yourself a feminist

Guest Blogger // 2 March 2017

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The comic strip: limited feminism

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, depicts people's reluctance to care about feminist issues that don't affect them

Guest Blogger // 28 February 2017

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Not every film about rape is a feminist film

Sophie Mayer on why she won't be seeing Elle, Paul Verhoeven's latest film which opens in cinemas soon

Guest Blogger // 27 February 2017

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two womenSeven times the media was awesome for bisexual representation

Mainstream media doesn’t often give the bisexual community much to celebrate, so when it does, it’s worth shouting about, writes Emily Chudy

Guest Blogger // 23 February 2017

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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

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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

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The comic strip: Women’s March

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

Guest Blogger // 6 February 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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