Articles about 'activism'

No women, no peace.

Chitra Nagarajan and Rhiannon Redpath introduce the No women, no peace. campaign with a brief overview of women's rights in Afghanistan

Guest Blogger // 7 March 2013

Categories: Blog

How feminism found me

Laura M discusses how feminism changed her life for the better

Guest Blogger // 26 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Another view on Silver Action

Shannon Harvey offers a different perspective on Suzanne Lacy's artwork Silver Action, as one of the younger women who took part in the event

Guest Blogger // 12 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Take action for women in Afghanistan: the importance of solidarity

Rhiannon Redpath urges readers to write to the British Ambassador to Afghanistan in solidarity with women human rights activists in the country

Guest Blogger // 6 December 2012

Categories: Blog

ReTheZine: the cure for inaction

This is a guest post by Kat Wall, content editor of ReTheZine, part-time masters student and full-time idealist. THE TITLE OF THIS GUEST POST WAS MODIFIED ON 5 NOVEMBER 12:57PM...

Guest Blogger // 5 November 2012

Categories: Blog

A Riot of Pussy poetry!

Sophie Mayer introduces ebook Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, an international anthology available from English PEN. It’s been assembled in three weeks to celebrate Pussy Riot and raise awareness of...

Guest Blogger // 28 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Slutwalk: Whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no!

Karis Hanson reports back on an empowering and emotional second London Slutwalk

Guest Blogger // 25 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Spanish feminist subjected to harassment campaign

Laura reports on an online harassment campaign against Alicia Murillo, a Spanish feminist who has spearheaded a project to highlight street harassment

Laura // 9 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Le Tigre – Get off the Internet

Le Tigre's call to activists to return to real life protest

Holly Combe // 7 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Hollaback! Sheffield

The founders of Hollaback! Sheffield explain why they decided to set up a local branch of the global anti-street harassment movement

Guest Blogger // 3 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Bradford No Means No

Laura shares some images from the Bradford demo in response to George Galloway's comments about rape and consent

Laura // 1 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Ian Dury – Spasticus Autisticus

Ian Dury's challenge to patronising attitudes towards disabled people

Holly Combe // 2 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Why we should be fighting for Cece McDonald

Max Brophy situates Cece McDonald's case in the wider context of the oppression of trans women of colour, and calls for the LGBTQ community to support Cece's campaign

Guest Blogger // 20 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Women born women?

As a controversial conference restricts entry to 'women born women', Helen G analyses this phrase

Helen G // 21 May 2012

Categories: Feminism, Language

Not so Lush

There’s lots of debate currently going on through our Twitter feed around Lush’s publicity stunt to highlight the cruelty of testing cosmetics on animals. It’s a performance piece in which...

Laura // 27 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Campaign to ban cosmetic surgery advertising

UK Feminista launches a new campaign, arguing that the rules preventing the advertising of prescription medicines should also apply to cosmetic surgery.

Laura // 15 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Hearing, Connecting, Building – a Feminist Day School

Scottish Women’s Aid – along with students and activists – will be hosting a feminist day school, Hearing, Connecting, Building, at Edinburgh University on the 17th of March. This event...

Charlene Moore // 16 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Tell AIBA boxers don’t need skirts

Next week the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) will make its final decision on whether to force female boxers to wear skirts in the ring, in a bid to make...

Laura // 15 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Spartacus Report reveals overwhelming opposition to disability benefit reform

A group of disability activists yesterday published the Responsible Reform report, or Spartacus Report. The report reveals that the government completely ignored disabled people in its rush to introduce cuts...

Laura // 10 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Her Naked Skin

Hazel Tsoi-Wiles reviews a production of Her Naked Skin, a suffragette romance which whisks the audience back to a time of protest on the street, activists smashing windows and police clamp-downs

Hazel Tsoi-Wiles // 23 December 2011

Categories: Theatre

The 21st Century Motherhood Movement

Andrea O'Reilly argues that activist mothers are creating an autonomous and distinct social movement. Adele Jones reviews this first anthology of its kind, which profiles organisations who are all fighting for a shift in the value given to the roles and responsibilities of motherhood

Adele Jones // 14 November 2011

Categories: Books, Reviews

Peaceful protesting options for older women

As I’ve got older, my social conscience has developed, particularly in the direction of supporting equality. I’ve climbed the career ladder and reached my goals, found that I have a...

Jacqueline Christodoulou // 25 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Nobel Peace Prize winners announced today

It was announced today that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been jointly awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman in recognition of “their non-violent struggle for...

Holly Combe // 7 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Abortion Rights Action Alert

Abortion Rights have issued the following Action Alert encouraging us to contact our MPs to ensure women are not forced to seek counselling from anti-choice organisations prior to obtaining an...

Laura // 14 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Feminist Media History: Suffrage, Periodicals and the Public Sphere

Red Chidgey reviews a book focusing on the feminist periodicals which emerged from the campaign for women's right to vote, highlighting the central role of grassroots publications to engage the wider public

Red Chidgey // 27 July 2011

Categories: Books, Reviews

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