Articles by Guest Blogger

Fertile Feminism

Amity Reed, founder of new website Fertile Feminism, explains why mothers should be central to feminism. Laura has written a reciprocal post at Fertile Feminism, which you can read here....

Guest Blogger // 30 March 2010

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The Oscar Curse

Mathilde Madden is an author and journalist who writes about sex, sexuality, feminism and popular culture. She was also co-editor of Erotica Cover Watch (NSFW). Women, know your limits! Fancy...

Guest Blogger // 26 March 2010

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Gender Studies and the objectification of transsexual people

thisismytruth girl explains why Gender Studies academia is not for her. As a transsexual woman I feel strongly that Gender Studies academics objectify transsexual people like lab rats. A year...

Guest Blogger // 22 March 2010

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She-Wolves in Manchester

Hannah Priest is holding a conference about female werewolves In September 2010, a colleague and I will be hosting a conference at the University of Manchester on female werewolves in...

Guest Blogger // 9 March 2010

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International Women’s Day 2010: Women’s rights abroad are not a UK priority

Hannah Wright argues that the British Government’s actions do not live up to its words when it comes to promoting global gender equality. Each year, International Women’s Day provides a...

Guest Blogger // 8 March 2010

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International Women’s Day 2010: Supporting women’s organisations and services

Vivienne Hayes, Chief Executive of the Women’s Resource Centre, argues that the women’s sector is essential to our ongoing fight for equality. It has been almost 100 years since the...

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Reclaiming Birth rally

Amity Reed invites us to march for maternity care reform. The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS), along with the National Childbirth Trust and many midwifery organisations, are...

Guest Blogger // 1 March 2010

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Guest post: Help us prove the worth of the women’s sector

Sarah Brown is head of communications at the Women’s Resource Centre. UPDATE: The survey is now open until March 14, and can be accessed in three parts here, here and...

Guest Blogger // 26 February 2010

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SFX magazine accused of sexism

Jenni Hill works as a junior editor at science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Solaris Books, where she very nearly has everyone using the Bechdel test. Very nearly. Author and...

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Guest post: Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice.

In this guest blog, Bethan Jenkins highlights the launch of Beat Cymru. Bethan is Assembly Member for South Wales West, and chairs the cross-party group on eating disorders at the...

Guest Blogger // 23 February 2010

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Parental Leave and “Choice”

Troon argues that recent announcements from Labour and the Conservatives of plans to offer families ‘radically more choice’ in how they balance work and childcare may actually reinforce traditional assumptions...

Guest Blogger // 8 February 2010

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22 Jan: Blog for Choice Day 2010

In this guest post, Earwicga gives details on how you can get involved in the fifth annual Blog for Choice day on Friday. In 1973 the United States Supreme Court...

Guest Blogger // 20 January 2010

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Lessons from Tinsley House

In this guest post, Debora Singer from Asylum Aid argues the Tinsley House report is just one example of a wider need for gender sensitivity in the UK Border Agency...

Guest Blogger // 19 January 2010

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Guest post: Reclaim the Night Leeds

Rosie, a member of the RtNL steering committee, reports back on the event. On November 28th 2009, 300 women, children and supporters reclaimed the night in Leeds. The weather held,...

Guest Blogger // 22 December 2009

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

A guest blogger talks about dealing with Christmas as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. (NB This post is not graphic, but for some it may be triggering) So, it’s...

Guest Blogger // 21 December 2009

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Guest post: “Facebook rape”

Alex Corwin reports on the insensitive and potentially triggering use of the word ‘rape’ on Facebook and explains how to report it. Today while skimming through the list of status...

Guest Blogger // 11 December 2009

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Guest post: Protecting choice in childbirth

Albany Midwives Practice is facing closure. In this guest post, Amity Reed reports on the effort to keep it open and why it’s so important for reproductive rights When we...

Guest Blogger // 8 December 2009

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For those of us who couldn’t be at the vigil in London yesterday, Gem, who is on the co-ordinating group for Million Women Rise, sent in this which she read...

Guest Blogger // 26 November 2009

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Guest Post: Misfits and rape culture

Longtime commenter JenniferRuth on rape culture in a new E4 superhero show On Thursday evening the pilot episode of Misfits was broadcast on E4. It seems that E4 has decided...

Guest Blogger // 13 November 2009

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Representations of Women in Media – back for 2009

The F Word reviewer and commenter, Sian Norris, tells us about an exciting upcoming West Country project … The Representations of Women in the Media Project was set up three...

Guest Blogger // 12 November 2009

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Guest Post: No to Eggsploitation!

The No to Eggsploitation campaigners argue that we need to protect women from the risks of egg donation. In July, Lisa Jardine, Chair of the Human Fertilization And Embryology Authority...

Guest Blogger // 15 October 2009

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Guest Post: Disability Benefits Under Threat

Amy Clare writes on the news that the Tories have announced plans to get half a million people “off incapacity benefit” if they get into power and explains why this...

Guest Blogger // 7 October 2009

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Guest post: More attacks on mums

Amy Clare is exasberated by yet another piece of research and media reporting stigmatising mothers who work in paid employment (as well as child care) Another day, another piece of...

Guest Blogger // 6 October 2009

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Guest post: How to respond to those viral ‘rape prevention’ emails

Katie Toms continues the theme of how to respond to viral emails urging women to be careful and stop themselves being raped/sexually assaulted, sharing with us the email she now...

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Guest post: More on Polanski

Guest post by Rosamund Urwin, journalist – for more on Polanski’s arrest see Laura and Louise’s posts It has been with horror that I have read most of the newspaper...

Guest Blogger // 2 October 2009

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