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Guest post: Feminism in London 2009

Less than two weeks to go until Feminism in London 2009, Yasmin Eshref talks through what the event is about and what to expect. This year, Saturday 10 October is...

Guest Blogger // 1 October 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest Post: No, Katie Price is not obliged to name her rapist.

Reader Anji Capes responds to Abby’s post on Katie Price. Katie Price (the former glamour model more commonly known as Jordan) has stated that she is one of the estimated...

Guest Blogger // 18 September 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: [95] Minutes of Sexual Double Standards

In this guest post, Kaite Welsh considers the sexist backstory to (500) Days of Summer (500) Days of Summer is the latest indie hit about to make it big. Based...

Guest Blogger // 28 August 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: The Lib Dems manifesto for ‘Real Women’

In this guest post, Melanie Newman considers the Liberal Democrats’ ‘Real Women’ manifesto The Liberal Democrats have produced a 42-point manifesto for women, which includes proposals on airbrushing in advertising,...

Guest Blogger // 15 August 2009

Categories: Blog

What would a Tory government do?

In this guest post, Ella Prostick takes a look at just how ‘Progressive’ the Conservatives are under Cameron It’s been a year since David Cameron’s speech in which he argued...

Guest Blogger // 10 August 2009

Categories: Blog

Killing of Sister George re-visited

Queer feminist film festival Club des Femmes organised a screening of The Killing of Sister George during Pride. Here, co-curator Sarah Wood reflects on how the film fares more than...

Guest Blogger // 27 July 2009

Categories: Blog

Cheap sex for the saddle sore: Berlin brothel offers cyclists discount

In this guest post, Charlotte Cooper considers a German brothel that is offering a ‘green’ discount for punters who arrive by public transport or bike “Release the puns” must have...

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2009

Categories: Blog

Real Justice?

In this guest post, Clare Laxton considers the Coroners and Justice Bill’s impact on women who kill their partners after years of abuse. Clare is feminist campaigner, living in London...

Guest Blogger // 17 July 2009

Categories: Blog

In-fighting injures feminism

Ellie Levenson, author of The Noughtie Girl’s Guide To Feminism, wants an end to the in-fighting… One of the defining characteristics of the feminist movement, as well as other liberal...

Guest Blogger // 10 July 2009

Categories: Blog

Review: Germaine Greer: “not despondent…worried”

Christabel D reviews Germaine Greer: Four Decades of Fun with Feminism at Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury. I was afraid that Germaine Greer’s Four Decades of Fun with Feminism gig at Gulbenkian...

Guest Blogger // 28 June 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: A few words about France and the burqa

zohra asked if I could write about France’s project to launch a Parliamentary inquiry about the burqa from a French perspective. I write with two caveats: I am not a...

Guest Blogger // 24 June 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Body Image panel debate at the Women’s Library

Chrissy D reports back from last night’s debate on body image at the Women’s Library, which featured Susie Orbach. At the panel debate, “Body Image: the impact of magazines”, last...

Guest Blogger // 19 June 2009

Categories: Blog

What is going on at the Guardian?

Orlanda Ward does not think much of Tim Worstall’s musings on how there is “no gender pay gap” Now I understand that these are testing times, and papers are doing...

Guest Blogger // 17 June 2009

Categories: Blog

You’re fired! Sexism in The Apprentice

Fiona Hutchings is not impressed with the BBC’s sexist hype around Sunday’s final of The Apprentice… The BBC really can’t handle the idea of career, competence and women in the...

Guest Blogger // 9 June 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Woman-friendly news?

Lindsey M Sheehan longs for a newspaper that doesn’t alienate female and feminist readers… I’m starting to realise that there is no such thing as a woman-friendly newspaper. At one...

Guest Blogger // 5 June 2009

Categories: Blog

M&S chair says women have “more equality than you ever can deal with”

In this guest post, Charlotte Cooper considers M&S chair Stuart Rose’s views on women (oh, excuse me, “girls”) in the workplace “Apart from the fact that you’ve got more equality...

Guest Blogger // 31 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Telling the truth

Jake talks through her family’s reactions to learning she was sexually abused by her father I am an incest survivor; my father sexually abused me during my adolescence. I kept...

Guest Blogger // 28 May 2009

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Guest post: Rape is not entertainment

Anber Raz, Asia Programme Officer for Equality Now, reports on the organisation’s new campaign against sexually violent computer games produced in Japan and their promotion of sexual violence against women....

Guest Blogger // 23 May 2009

Categories: Blog

An open letter to Carol Sarler

Amy Clare guest posts about a particularly infuriating article in the Daily Mail, about women without children Dear Carol, Thank you so much for writing this well researched, intelligent and...

Guest Blogger // 22 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Bullied Boys

All bullying is bad. But the Independent has its priorities mixed up, argues Rosalind Kemp The Independent’s Education section yesterday ran an article claiming that clever boys are “most vulnerable”...

Guest Blogger // 15 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Home birth and mattresses

Kate Joester muses on a beautiful depiction of home birth – in a Spanish mattress ad. Check out Kate’s blog Rebel Raising (subtitled “changing the world, one nappy at a...

Guest Blogger // 4 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Civil partnerships and the NUS

Katie Sutton reports on the NUS LGBT Campaign’s annual conference Last weekend, the NUS LGBT Campaign held its annual conference in Nottingham, to elect officers for the 2009/10 academic year...

Guest Blogger // 3 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Cambridge gets ready to Reclaim the Night

The women of Cambridge are all set to Reclaim the Night this Sunday, 3 May. The march is for self-defined women, and starts at 8:30pm in the middle of Parkers’...

Guest Blogger // 1 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: The Femagazinist Initiative

Charlotte Cooper, from Subtext Magazine, talks us through a project to support feminist magazines over ‘women’s’ mags The Femagazinist Initiative gleefully caught my eye this week when I noticed it’s...

Guest Blogger // 23 April 2009

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Time to complain to the ASA again…

Reader Anber Raz explains why an advert for IT equipment has been raising her hackles. Getting off the train at Waterloo station in London I was stunned to see this...

Guest Blogger // 17 April 2009

Categories: Blog


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