Articles about Activism

It’s all very well to talk about problems, but these feminists are taking action.

DIY Cultures 2017 shows us that counterculture is alive and thriving

Erin Aniker chats with festival founders Hamja Ahsan, Helena Wee and Sofia Niazi

Erin Aniker // 8 June 2017

Categories: Activism, Art, Books, Comics, Culture and Media, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

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Musician Sula Mae encourages us all to support women in music this International Women’s Day

Sula Mae // 22 February 2017

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media

Gentrification threatens the future of the London Feminist Library

Emma Snaith investigates the potential eviction of the Feminist Library and the ongoing fight to save this vital resource

Emma Snaith // 23 June 2016

Categories: Activism, Features, Herstory

Grrrl, Interrupted

Cazz Blase speaks to DIY icon Karren Ablaze! about her illustrious career as riot grrrl extraordinaire and fanzine pioneer

Cazz Blase // 23 January 2016

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Sisters Uncut: direct action changes conversations very quickly

Emma Snaith interviews Sisters Uncut, a campaign group who take direct action to oppose cuts to domestic violence services. They discuss the successes of activism in 2015 and look towards the next stage in their fight to save the lives of women in and escaping abusive relationships

Emma Snaith // 6 January 2016

Categories: Activism, Features

Dementia is a feminist issue

Women make up two thirds of the people living with dementia in the UK and a huge proportion of carers looking after those living with dementia, yet policy making doesn't recognise and value them. Nada Savitch speaks to women affected by dementia and calls on young women to change their futures

Nada Savitch // 21 April 2015

Categories: Activism, Body and Health, Family, Features, Interviews

Asking the right questions

Psychologist Dr Nina Burrowes talks to Lizzie Atkinson about her online video project that opens up the conversation on sexual abuse

Dr Nina Burrowes // 21 October 2014

Categories: Activism, Interviews, Violence

Remembering our foremothers

Laura Wilkinson speaks to women who participated in the 1984 miners' strike to find out how the industrial dispute changed their lives

Laura Wilkinson // 27 May 2014

Categories: Activism, Class, Features, Herstory, Interviews

Why crimes against sex workers should be treated as hate crimes

Most sex workers find it difficult to report rape or violence because of the stigma associated with prostitution. Ruth Jacobs argues for a model that treats crimes against sex workers as hate crimes, a model that has been successful in increasing reporting of crimes and convictions in Merseyside

Ruth Jacobs // 19 August 2013

Categories: Activism, Features, Violence

Breaking out of isolation: feminism and creativity

Being creative doesn't have to mean being alone - Jen Steiner argues for increasing the visibility of creative feminists and developing feminist friendly spaces for creative work

Jen Steiner // 4 August 2013

Categories: Activism, Features, Feminism, Work and Play

Being a young mum: representation and reality

Teenage mums are seen as at best, a problem and, at worst, a burden. Izzy Koksal talks to a young mum about the reality of teenage motherhood

Izzy Koksal // 3 April 2013

Categories: Activism, Family, Features, Interviews, Stereotypes

Caring and living in poverty

Suzanna, a lesbian and single mother, currently on benefits, talks to Anastasia Richardson about the effects of poverty

Anastasia Richardson // 4 February 2013

Categories: Activism, Class, Features, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

Lucy Anne-Holmes, heroine of the No More Page 3 campaign

Lucy Holmes has been spearheading the campaign to pressurise The Sun to drop the bare boobs from its Page 3. Sarah Edmonds speaks to Lucy about her inspiration and challenges

Sarah Edmonds // 21 January 2013

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Interviews

Feminism: still excluding working class women?

Working class women talk to Pavan Amara about feeling excluded and patronised by a classist feminist movement where middle class voices are still dominating the debate

Pavan Amara // 7 March 2012

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Education, Family, Feminism, Language, Work and Play

Feminist critics of SlutWalk have forgotten that language is not a commodity

SlutWalk is primarily a protest movement against victim-blaming, points out Sophie Jones. Feminist critics of the name have got the wrong end of the stick, she argues

Sophie Jones // 8 June 2011

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Language, Violence

Why feminists should join the fightback against higher education cuts and fees

Critical skills taught on university humanities courses challenge the world view of students and make them a breeding ground for resistance to the status quo, argues Nola Kay

Nola Kay // 1 April 2011

Categories: Activism, Education, Work and Play

Students offer a glimmer of hope

An encounter with students at an Oxford University festival on gender and equality leaves Lisa Ansell optimistic

Lisa Ansell // 23 January 2011

Categories: Activism

Global feminism(s)?

Feminists in the UK should be learning from women's activism in other countries, says Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones // 12 January 2011

Categories: Activism, Feminism

Empowering just one person: An interview with Zoe Margolis

The outspoken feminist and author of Girl With a One Track Mind and Girl With a One Track Mind: Exposed spoke to Catherine Redfern about feminism, sex, activism and writing

Catherine Redfern // 16 September 2010

Categories: Activism, Features, Feminism, Interviews, Sex and Relationships

On campus, feminism wavers

University students are used to applying feminist theory in their academic work, but this fails to transfer out of the classroom, reports Lizzie Dearden

Lizzie Dearden // 29 August 2010

Categories: Activism, Education, Feminism

Bring the herstory of riot grrrl back into the present

What has happened to the legacy of riot grrrl? asks Heather McIntosh

Heather McIntosh // 3 February 2010

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Feminism, Herstory, Work and Play

In our satin tights, fighting for our rights! But are women really natural campaigners?

Stereotypes about women drawn to campaigning because they are natural nurturers do more harm than good, argues Mhairi Guild

Mhairi Guild // 14 January 2010

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Work and Play

On sisterhood

Katie Sutton was called sexist names at Reclaim the Night, amid continued disagreements between feminists over the issue of prostitution/sex work. Where now for sisterhood at these public events? Includes a response by Finn Mackay

Various Authors // 9 December 2009

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Violence

A gude cause maks a strong arm

Wisrutta Atthakor reports back from the Gude Cause march through Edinburgh, 100 years to the day since Scottish suffragettes took to the city's streets

Wisrutta Atthakor // 18 November 2009

Categories: Activism, Feminism, Herstory, Scotland

Feminism in London 2009

Charlotte Cooper reports back from the capital's second Feminism in London conference

Charlotte Cooper // 13 October 2009

Categories: Activism, Feminism

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