Articles by Louise Livesey

Round-Up

Here’s some things that have been interesting me over the past few days…. Further to previous coverage of the Roman Polanski (see here, here and here) I was interested to...

Louise Livesey // 15 October 2009

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UK Supreme Court starts work…

And guess how many are women? Yep tokenism is alive and well – the only woman on the panel of twelve judges (although one seat is unfilled) is Brenda Hale...

Louise Livesey // 1 October 2009

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Polanski Part II

It appears this week, and this story, will just keep causing disappointment after disappointment for us all… First Whoopi Goldberg comes out and say that Polanski didn’t commit “rape-rape” in...

Louise Livesey // 30 September 2009

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End Violence Against Women Consultations

So it’s almost the deadline for responses to the EVAW national consultation from the Home Office and part way through the London and Welsh Consultations. In case you haven’t already...

Louise Livesey // 26 May 2009

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European Union Campaign

Apparently the European Women’s Lobby have been told by “high-level European decision makers” that women obviously don’t care about equal gender representation in Europe. The reason? Apparently they didn’t get...

Louise Livesey // 21 May 2009

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International Day Against Homophobia

OK so a day late but it’s IDAHO time of year again. This year they are campaigning around an end to transphobia An Appeal to the United Nations, the World...

Louise Livesey // 18 May 2009

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Why (anti)fascism is a feminist issue…

The European elections are fast approaching (alongside some local elections) and the BNP are hoping to get MEP elected. Why is this a feminist issue? (We have covered some issues...

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BBC’s “Call Yourself a Feminist” programme

You can listen again here. What do you think?

Louise Livesey // 11 March 2009

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100 Most Influential Women

There are discussions here and here about lists of the most influential women (in history). Who would you nominate?

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14 year old girl in court for being an “Escort”

This story truly troubles me because we have a legal commitment to treating under 16 year old as victims of exploitation where they are prostituted not as perpetrators. Unless, apparently,...

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Activism

First up Fem Academ is starting an Oxfordshire Feminist Network – see

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Would you Eve it?

We all know women are to blame for everything but three guesses where this question leads: Does the woman in your life really need a job? Yes apparently working women...

Louise Livesey // 26 February 2009

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Disabled woman “too scary” for TV according to some parents

Oh yes, presenter Cerrie Burnell has been slated by some parents – did she go topless in storytime? Did she eat a live animal on TV? No she was born...

Louise Livesey // 25 February 2009

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Why everyone loves to hate clever women….

Gail Trimble has been declared amazing in the admittedly small world of University Challenge. The PhD student from Corpus Christi College Oxford demonstrated a remarkable degree of general knowledge recall...

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Oxford International Women’s Festival is 20 years old!

So we managed to catch a few minutes with one of the organisers, Christine, to ask some questions…. I know this is really hard as an organizer but what are...

Louise Livesey // 24 February 2009

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You’re not designed to be alone…

Gold stars for anyone naming the song! Anyway here’s a round-up of interesting links…. Firstly can I recomment the fantastic Pink Stinks! campaign which aims to challenge the ubiquitous “culture...

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Of interest?

This is a great piece about men’s responses to women talking about their abortion. Makes for interesting and awesome reading. This piece on Islamic Feminism is also exciting, sadly the...

Louise Livesey // 23 February 2009

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Every woman is a super woman

Unless you believe Coca Cola and singer Duffy in the latest ad campaign.

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The F Word credited for major rethink of “Cervix Savvy” advertising campaign…

See here….. Just goes to show that activism online can and does have an impact! Lets just be very clear – it’s really important women are screened regularly for cell...

Louise Livesey // 20 February 2009

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OK I truly give up on PETA

Yes they have done it again….

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Apparently Wales doesn’t count….

The Home Office’s integrated strategy on violence against women which is being drawn up as we speak will not apply to Wales. Secretary of State for Wales, Paul Murphy, has...

Louise Livesey // 19 February 2009

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Take a Picture

My previous entry got me thinking about photo’s and who gets included and who doesn’t. So I did a quick content analysis of the Guardian’s The World in 24 Hours...

Louise Livesey // 18 February 2009

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Can someone explain to me….?

Why the ASA upholds complaints because the advert has the word S-E-X in it but doesn’t uphold complaints about the objectification and sexual exploitation of women? (See here and here...

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Some news

So first off, yes there are no depths to which PETA will not sink, Yes apparently the American Kennel Club is much like the KKK according to PETA. Not sure...

Louise Livesey // 16 February 2009

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Bodies are Important

Over at Sociological Images is an interesting piece on the downsizing of bodies. The pictures are particularly striking! The point I want to make is that these women have ALWAYS...

Louise Livesey // 4 February 2009

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