Articles about Politics and Current Affairs

Abortion: still a feminist issue

It is 40 years since abortion was legalised in the UK, yet our right to control our own bodies is still under threat. Irina Lester reports

Irina Lester // 6 October 2007

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Family, Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships

The F Word podcast: episode one!

Welcome to the first ever F Word podcast!

Jess McCabe // 9 July 2007

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Feminism, Podcasts, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes

A worthwhile women’s day

Fed up with most of the events put on for International Women's Day, Angela Brant found herself at an illuminating talk on women living under religious and oppressive laws

Angela Brant // 29 March 2007

Categories: Activism, Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

Where’s the real war on terror?

Michelle Wright thinks the Government has the wrong priorities when it comes to protecting British citizens from terrorism. Women are under attack, she argues; not only from the abusers and rapists, but from the institutions and systems that are supposedly there to protect us.

Michelle Wright // 1 July 2006

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

New Rights, Old Wrongs

Civil Partnerships being restricted to same-sex couples is more than a strange and irritating political decision - it's an indefensible refusal to create real legal equality for all citizens. Susan Hunter explains how the Equal Partnership Campaign is fighting to end 400 years of sexual segregation - and how you can help.

Susan Hunter // 29 May 2006

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships

The Appliance of Science

Earlier this year the President of Harvard made some controversial comments about innate differences between men and women. Ealasaid Gilfillan explains why we should care, and how feminists can contribute to the debate by learning to distinguish between science and politics.

Ealasaid Gilfillan // 1 August 2005

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

Left behind?

Louise Whittle explains why she is disillusioned with the revolutionary left and its attitude towards feminism. She argues that the revolutionary left only pays lip-service to feminism, and sexism and machismo are as pervasive in these organisations as in mainstream society. When women are exhorted to "wait for the revolution", what's a socialist feminist to do?

Louise Whittle //

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

Crime and Punishment: Maxine Carr and other ‘evil women’

Jo Knowles explains how the media's demonisation of Maxine Carr is symptomatic of stereotypes often attached to women: either Angels or Monsters, not flawed human beings.

Jo Knowles // 1 June 2004

Categories: Culture and Media, Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

Re-classifying rape

Ilona Jasiewicz argues for re-classifying rape from a sex crime to a hate crime, to make clear that the motive of rape is power - not passion.

Ilona Jasiewicz // 19 December 2003

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

Support Our Boys

Lindsay and Francesca Levy discuss the difficulties of "supporting the troops" with a clear conscience, and the problems in being an anti-war demonstrator during wartime.

Lindsay and Francesca Levy // 16 April 2003

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher - Was she good for feminism?

Catherine Redfern // 16 August 2001

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Soundbites

Election 2001

They seek her here, they seek her there. At last, the election is over. But where, oh where were the women?

Catherine Redfern // 16 June 2001

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

Fawcett briefing on women and voting

This article is taken from a Fawcett Society briefing on women and voting reform.

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

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