Articles by Guest Blogger

Lessons from Period School

Sarah Hewett teaches us all a few things about menstruation and calls for more openness and education around periods

Guest Blogger // 13 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Single womanSingle women don’t need your modern pity

Being a single woman in a swipe-left, swipe-right culture too often reduces us to damaging stereotypes, writes Rachel St Clair

Guest Blogger // 7 December 2016

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: Did you come here on your own?

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is back and taking on the double standards of solo travel

Guest Blogger // 28 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Little Red Riding Hood handmade figureTravelling alone: the Big Bad Wolf is not on every corner

We won't stop attacks on solo female travellers by staying indoors or following contrived Government guidelines, argues Jane Buffham

Guest Blogger // 26 November 2016

Categories: Blog

A lesson in victim blaming

If even little girls doing cartwheels are being told to cover up in case they get teased, no wonder victim blaming is so ingrained in our society, argues Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 15 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Models on the catwalkIs a model-free edition of Vogue simply window dressing?

It may seem a bold move, but Vogue’s seeming celebration of real women falls short of the truth, writes Sarah Jung

Guest Blogger // 9 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Catfights and crying: let’s end harmful stereotypes of all-female teams

We've come a long way in avoiding assumptions about women as individuals, but myths about female groups are still pervasive in the workplace, argues our guest blogger

Guest Blogger // 6 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Youtube prankstersSorry pranksters, women’s bodies aren’t playthings

New waves of self-styled pranksters are flooding YouTube, but these ‘jokes’ only normalise non-consensual use of women’s bodies for entertainment, writes Sarah Jung

Guest Blogger // 3 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Transgender children exist and they need our help

We need to change the dangerous narrative that all children are cisgender and heterosexual and that the supportive parents of transgender kids are abusive or pushy, argues Mia Violet

Guest Blogger // 29 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Sanitary napkins and tampons on white backgroundLook out, a teen “meninist” is here to teach us about periods

Some may have laughed when a 19-year-old “meninist” told women to hold in their periods, but this lack of basic knowledge sidelines real women's health issues and experiences, writes Hayley Smith

Guest Blogger // 25 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Bright blue woman's eye staring at the cameraNot guilty does not mean innocent

The overturning of Ched Evans’ rape conviction isn’t just an exception, it’s a threat to the fabric of institutions that campaign to protect women, writes Rashida Islam

Guest Blogger // 22 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Two women looking at a computer screen with concentrated expressionsIt’s data, not ambition, that holds back female business owners

A new government report may infer that ambition works against women succeeding in business, but the real problem lies in a lack of data focused specifically on the gender gap, writes Emily Clark

Guest Blogger // 18 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Why I’m angry about breastfeeding

Jill Wells is angry about the prevailing approaches to breastfeeding in public

Guest Blogger // 17 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Noor TagouriA hijab in Playboy is still not progress

Featuring a hijab-wearing woman in Playboy might increase visibility for Muslim women, but it’s still not progress, writes Sarah Jung

Guest Blogger // 14 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Five women with their arms around each other, smiling and wearing 'I am a #techmum'Changing the world, one mum at a time

Technology needs women as much as women need technology, says Sue Black, founder of #techmums

Guest Blogger // 11 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Women in science and on the stage

On Ada Lovelace Day, Molly Freeman writes about the inspiration behind her new play, physicist Lise Meitner

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Categories: Blog

Mum sex – lie back and think of casseroles?

Let's put an end to tired, retrograde and dangerous ideas about 'mum sex', argues Ellie Hutchinson

Guest Blogger // 7 October 2016

Categories: Blog

“Go home!” The aftermath of Brexit

Following the UK vote to leave the EU, our anonymous writer describes how racist arguments have infected many communities and are now spilling out onto racist aggression on our streets

Guest Blogger // 29 July 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Racism, Street harassment

Shutting down the Ghostbusters hate: three films to remake with men

Chelsey Lang suggests the reverse-Ghostbusters treatment for several popular films with female leads

Guest Blogger // 27 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Theresa May is not my feminism

Theresa May becoming Prime Minister has been hailed by some as a victory for feminism. Osha Al-Mossallami argues that the representation of women in politics should be about more than an image

Guest Blogger // 25 July 2016

Categories: Blog

The wrong kind of victim

Following the coverage of the Stanford university rape case, an anonymous contributor discusses her own experiences of sexual assault and the difficulties she faced when identifying herself as a victim of rape

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2016

Categories: Features, Violence

Sawdust and sisterhood

Flora Herberich writes about the role of women in contemporary circus and the upcoming Postcards Festival at Jacksons Lane Theatre in London

Guest Blogger // 11 July 2016

Categories: Blog

A personal story of disordered eating

An anonymous author endured years of anxiety about food and weight, but without a diagnosis to describe her experiences. She wonders how many others may be in a similar position

Guest Blogger // 2 June 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Features

The hidden work of being a woman in public

Fiona Vera-Gray writes about how Doll’s Eye Theatre are bringing street harassment to the stage

Guest Blogger // 29 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Keep your rosaries off our ovaries! Defending reproductive rights in Poland

Hanna Mroczek from Dziewuchy Dziewuchom Irlandia explains the current abortion law situation in Poland and talks about activism it triggered

Guest Blogger // 27 April 2016

Categories: Blog

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