Articles by Laura

Assistance to live, not assistance to die

Laura highlights some of the arguments against Lord Falconer's assisted dying bill, from the perspective of disabled people

Laura // 18 July 2014

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Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 7 July 2014

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Calling feminist web designers!

Can you help improve Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre's website?

Laura // 23 June 2014

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Congolese women activists shut out of event at Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

An open letter to William Hague from the Bradford Congo Campaign

Laura // 16 June 2014

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New blogger: Amber Collins

Amber Collins is keen to blog about sex, sexuality and relationships, hence the made-up name and very pretty picture of someone else. Her interests include weightlifting, cartoons and cocktails, which is to say her feminist interests include body confidence, media representation and getting drunk

Laura // 30 May 2014

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Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 20 January 2014

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SWOU statement on the Soho raids

A press release from the Sex Worker Open University in response to Wednesday night's police raids of sex work premises

Laura // 6 December 2013

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

Today marks the fifteenth Transgender Day of Remembrance: at least 238 trans people have been murdered worldwide since this time last year

Laura // 20 November 2013

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Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 11 November 2013

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Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 16 September 2013

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“Not guilty” does not mean she lied

Laura speaks out against the inaccurate portrayal of the girl in the Le Vell rape case

Laura // 11 September 2013

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Hollie McNish on breastfeeding in public

Laura shares a fabulous spoken word performance by Hollie McNish, who felt she had to breastfeed her daughter in public toilets due to negative reactions from members of the public to her breastfeeding

Laura // 10 July 2013

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Hall, Saatchi and male violence against women

A mini rant about male violence, abuse apologism and victim blaming, after yesterday's news

Laura // 18 June 2013

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Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 17 June 2013

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World Sex Project TV opportunity

We were recently contacted by Firecracker Films, who are looking for 16- to 24-year-olds to take part in a documentary on sex and relationships. The F-Word is not involved in and does not endorse this project, but we thought some of you might be interested. If so, please read on!

Laura // 19 May 2013

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Leading barrister deems Operation Yewtree “grotesque spectacle”

Laura takes down an article that paints Stuart Hall's acts of child abuse as "low-level misdemeanors" and accuses anti-abuse campaigners and law-enforcement agencies of "fetishising victimhood"

Laura // 9 May 2013

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Government attacks Equality Act

The Government is on the verge of repealing an essential part of equality legislation; Laura has the details and information on what you can do to try and stop it

Laura // 19 April 2013

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Thatcher and women’s liberation

Laura argues that Thatcher's individualism and her actions during her time in office mean she cannot be considered a feminist

Laura // 9 April 2013

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Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 1 April 2013

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Fight the bedroom tax

Laura explains why we should all be protesting against the bedroom tax on Saturday 16 March

Laura // 15 March 2013

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March guest bloggers

Introducing our guest bloggers for March, Daria Ramone and the No women, no peace team

Laura // 3 March 2013

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Rennard, sexual harassment and male dominance

Laura reflects on what the Lord Rennard scandal tells us about the way sexual harassment is used by men to keep women in our place

Laura // 26 February 2013

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LGBTQ asylum seekers facing life threatening prejudice in UK

Laura shares some shocking examples of asylum judges' attitudes to LGBTQ asylum seekers

Laura // 10 February 2013

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End female genital mutilation

6 February is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, a human rights abuse that affects 140 million women and girls worldwide

Laura // 6 February 2013

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Asylum seeker mother faces eviction after speaking out against G4S

Laura shares an urgent press release from South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group about an asylum seeker woman and her one-year-old who face eviction from their accommodation tomorrow

Laura // 22 January 2013

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