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PregnantWhen wounded bodies give birth: what we ought to know

People who have experienced sexual violence may find childbirth particularly traumatic. Julie Xuan argues that healthcare providers must reach out to understand these patients better

Julie Xuan // 14 November 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Family, Features, Violence

cleaneating-copyWomen in food – not just clean eating gurus

Leonie Sooke argues that women get short shrift when it comes to recognition of their professional culinary skills and are often unfairly consigned to the ‘Clean Eating’ sector

Leonie Sooke // 4 November 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Features

gone-girl-squareLifting the veil on the violent woman

To move towards equality, the feminist movement needs to make space for the character of the violent woman, no matter how unlikeable she is, argues Charlotte Barnes

Charlotte Barnes // 6 October 2016

Categories: Books, Features, Films

monitors-sqBeing a bisexual object

On Bi Visibility Day, Zoe Russell discusses the inconsistent treatment of bisexuality within the culture of hook up sites and sex parties

Zoe Russell // 23 September 2016

Categories: Features, Sex and Relationships

girlssquare“I’m so bloody glad I get to call myself a woman”

Huma Munshi talks to playwright Theresa Ikoko about her new play, Girls, and is inspired by her evident need to create a different and better world

Huma Munshi // 15 September 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Karen Guthrie - Director THE CLOSER WE GETHow close can you get? Karen Guthrie in conversation

Ania Ostrowska talks to Karen Guthrie about the making of her intimate family documentary The Closer We Get

Ania Ostrowska // 6 September 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Family, Features, Interviews

piercing sq“Why aren’t you pregnant yet?” The questions infertile women dread

Many young women receive intrusive questions and remarks about when they might get pregnant. Laura Cooke describes how that feels for women who can't have the families they would like

Laura Cooke // 19 August 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Family, Features, Sex and Relationships

Eno SMALL 25“I don’t see it as a negative thing to be a feminist”

Jo Whitehead talks folk tales and musical histories with the pioneering Eno Williams, front woman of Ibibio Sound Machine

Joanna Whitehead // 7 August 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Wildcats sqFrom baby to ‘Bitty’: How old is too old for breastfeeding?

During World Breastfeeding Week, writer Feminist Parent explores why there is so much stigma towards UK mothers who breastfeed their children beyond early infancy

Feminist Parent // 5 August 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Family, Features

shattered glass sq“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

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