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Feminism in London 2008

Last weekend was the first Feminism in London conference. Charlotte Cooper reflects on the day in this guest post. You can also see Jess’ photos from the day on Flickr...

Guest Blogger // 17 October 2008

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Victims are never to blame for coercive, abusive ‘relationships’

In this guest post, Cara Grayling tackles our victim-blaming culture This article on how the manager of an NHS eating disorders clinic managed to get away with coercing several young...

Guest Blogger // 8 September 2008

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Chikipedia is like Wikipedia, except with chicks, right? Charlotte Cooper has more in this guest post Ever feel the fire has gone out of your feminism? Tired of having to...

Guest Blogger // 18 August 2008

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Ctrl+Alt+Shift? How about Delete

In this guest post, Charlotte Cooper considers how Christian Aid’s new user-generated magazine stumbles on issues of women’s oppression User-generated content has been the bon vivant of publishing for the...

Guest Blogger // 10 July 2008

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Sisters – or mothers and daughters?

Why does the ‘mother-daughter’ theme of generational conflict continue to plague feminism, asks Polly Cassidy, in this guest post I went to a talk at Housman’s bookshop in London last...

Guest Blogger // 7 June 2008

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Feminism and food

Earlier this week, Samara posted about how some women feel the need to apologise before eating “bad” food, such as cake. Philomela wrote the response you are about to read,...

Guest Blogger // 1 June 2008

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Retrosexual this…

Remember this quiz providing men with a helpful guide to satisfying the gender police? Now the Daily Mail has dug up a modern version – and some people clearly wish...

Guest Blogger // 30 May 2008

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More on Ladyfest

Ladyfest may be over, but the ringing in our ears continues here at The F-Word. In a guest post, Col Cruise reports back on the ‘Ladies and the Trans’ workshop...

Guest Blogger // 19 May 2008

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A tribute to Pauline Campbell

Pauline Campbell was found dead by her daughter’s grave yesterday. Since spent the last five years campaiging on the deaths of women in prison, after her own 18-year-old daughter died...

Guest Blogger // 16 May 2008

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Amity responds on birth rape

Amity Reed has written a response to comments on her birth rape feature for The F-Word, made by an NHS doctor blogging under the name ‘Dr Crippen’. You may want...

Guest Blogger // 14 May 2008

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Ladyfest London lead up

Jessica Bateman explains why she got involved in Ladyfest London, in this guest post I first found out about the plans for another Ladyfest London when I stumbled across the...

Guest Blogger // 7 May 2008

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Ladyfest London lead up

As Ladyfest London approaches, one of the organisers – Kate, of Dandizette – reflects on how Ladyfests provide both links to a history of feminist festival organising and a clean...

Guest Blogger // 2 May 2008

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Ladyfest lead up

Ladyfest London is nearly upon us. Here, Polly Cassidy, one of the organisers, guest-posts her pre-festival reflections There’s just over a week before Ladyfest London 2008 launches. I have been...

Guest Blogger // 1 May 2008

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Sexual good manners

The author of this guest post wishes to remain anonymous. The debate about the BNP/chocolate cake analogy continues to rage, which made me want to share an experience, which still...

Guest Blogger // 11 April 2008

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From the Edinburgh Feminist Network…

Feminist groups are springing up around the UK – in this guest post, the women behind the Edinburgh Feminist Network talk about their origins. A year ago this spring, the...

Guest Blogger // 15 March 2008

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‘The one thing we should change is hate’

Another guest post from Helen G. The murder of Lawrence King at a California school a couple of weeks ago has served to highlight the increasing intolerance of anyone who...

Guest Blogger // 4 March 2008

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What have you done for me lately?

Helen G guest posts on Barack Obama’s record on civil liberties and human rights The Bilerico Project (“Daily experiments in LGBTQ”) have posted an “open Letter from Barack Obama to...

Guest Blogger // 1 March 2008

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Freedom of expression does not include hate crimes – or biased reportage

This is a guest post by Helen G Recently there seems to have been an increase in the mass media’s coverage of violent hate crimes against transgendered women. It’s hard...

Guest Blogger // 25 February 2008

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Transgender Basics

From Helen G: Transgender Basics is a 20 minute educational film on the concepts of gender and transgender people. Two providers from the Gender Identity Project discuss basic concepts of...

Guest Blogger // 19 February 2008

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Call to arms

Charlotte Cooper of Subtext Magazine shares her thoughts on the launch of the new Feminist Coalition Against Prostitution My main problem with the feminist movement today has been the lack...

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Men resent ‘quality time’ breastfeeding

This is a guest post by Charlotte Cooper of Subtext Magazine Another day, another burgeoning battle on the field of motherhood and breastfeeding – the pros and the cons are...

Guest Blogger // 5 February 2008

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Property is theft!

This is a guest post by Helen G, who contributed last month’s feature on transphobia in feminist communities. What an inspiring and thought-provoking phrase. I even used to think I...

Guest Blogger // 2 February 2008

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Nativity shmativity

This is a guest post by Charlotte Cooper, the art director of Subtext Magazine Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat and then mass slaughtered because of bird flu....

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2007

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