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Close-up of a woman's faceIt’s time to talk about endometriosis

Healthcare and medicine may be improving rapidly, but why do women still face a barrier of shame in the doctor’s office? Asks Emily Chudy

Guest Blogger // 23 May 2017

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Is our sexual health the final unexplored frontier?

Mother Pearl calls on us to start talking about our libidos and feeling more comfortable with low sex drives

Guest Blogger // 22 May 2017

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Please stop calling your daughters ‘stupid’

Madeleine Pownall argues that we should be careful how we label our children, as words are powerful and can have a lasting impact

Guest Blogger // 20 May 2017

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No-fault divorce: time for the UK to catch up?

Mercedes King-Jones thinks it's time for the law to recognise unhappiness in marriage as a reason to seek divorce

Guest Blogger // 19 May 2017

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My rape wasn’t dramatic – but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t real

Our monthly guest blogger, Madeleine Pownall, welcomes the portrayal of rape in Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, and argues that lack of resistance does not constitute consent

Guest Blogger // 17 May 2017

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The D Word

Jackie Thomas argues that we need to shine a spotlight on dementia as the leading cause of death for women and introduce a gender-specific approach to tackling the disease

Guest Blogger // 15 May 2017

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Why the constant portrayal of murdered women on TV dehumanises us

The multitude of female murder victims on TV reduce women to nothing more than bodies and confirm our fears that the world is unsafe for us, argues Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 1 May 2017

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The comic strip: cake election

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, warns that cakes baked by women are not necessarily feminist cakes

Guest Blogger // 30 April 2017

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Mixed race friendsWhy having black friends doesn’t mean you can’t be racist

It takes more work than having a few black friends to unlearn racial prejudice and move towards equality, writes Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 25 April 2017

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Anyone but the Tories

Kate Townshend shares her exasperation with the general election, imploring us not to buy what Theresa May is selling

Guest Blogger // 20 April 2017

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Reframing sexual violenceWe need to change the way we frame sexual violence

Some women don’t realise they are sexually assaulted until later due to internalised sexism, writes Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 11 April 2017

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Heterosexual civil partnershipsHeterosexual civil partnerships are about privilege, not equality

The fight for mixed sex, heterosexual couples to have the right to a civil partnership overlooks and dismisses a history of LGBTQ+ struggles for equality, writes Hannah Westwater

Guest Blogger // 7 April 2017

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Sidelined: we need to get serious about girls’ participation in sport

The need to control and emphasise the way women look and behave is having a serious impact on girls’ participation in sport, argues Sally Parkin

Guest Blogger // 28 March 2017

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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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