Articles about 'activism'

SlutWalk London

Somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 people marched in London’s Slutwalk on Saturday. I’ve posted up my photos on Flickr. A few people have also added their photos to The F-Word’s...

Jess McCabe // 13 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Pro-choice meeting – some thoughts

Was a great turn-out tonight at the pro-choice meeting that Sunny and Jess organized. The discussion was wide-ranging, with some excellent speaking from Diane Abbott MP, Abortion Rights and Education...

zohra // 6 June 2011

Categories: Blog

New feature – A woman called Toothpaste: an interview with Lucy Whitman

Cazz Blase interviews Lucy Toothpaste, who wrote the fanzine JOLT and played a central role in the punk feminist movement During the course of researching and writing my recent series...

Jess McCabe // 21 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Madrid manages what London didn’t

25,000 protesters are currently occupying Puerta del Sol, the capital’s main square (sound familiar?), having defied the midnight deadline in Spanish law which prohibits political rallies the day before elections....

zohra //

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A woman called Toothpaste: an interview with Lucy Whitman

Cazz Blase interviews Lucy Toothpaste, who wrote the fanzine JOLT and played a central role in the punk feminist movement

Cazz Blase // 20 May 2011

Categories: Culture and Media, Herstory, Interviews, Magazines, Music

Fair pay for royal cleaners

I’m a bit late to this one, but PCS trade unionists protested outside Buckingham Palace the day before the royal wedding to put pressure on the royal family to pay...

Laura // 8 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Guest bloggers for May

A big thank you to Melanie Jeffs and Tracey Plowman, our guest bloggers for April, as the month comes to an end. Please welcome our guest bloggers for May, Amity...

Jolene Tan // 30 April 2011

Categories: Blog

The tyranny of silencing

If I asked everyone here who had been called "humourless" or "too angry" when they stood up for their beliefs in equality to raise their hands, I imagine we would see a forest of hands. It's such a familiar situation - stressful, distressing, frustrating, alienating, but so common. Call out a sexist joke? Humourless. Call out racist taunts? Oversensitive. Call out cissexism? Angry over nothing.

JKBC // 28 March 2011

Categories: Blog

Join me on the Bridge for the 100th International Women’s day

Jesspreet Thethi is a feminist and recent graduate who enjoys reading comics, playing games, wondering around museums and galleries and acting as childish as possible The 100th anniversary of International...

Guest Blogger // 25 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Get Lippy – new project

ActionAid UK has launched a new project for International Women’s Day called ‘Get Lippy‘. Featuring video testimonials from women from around the world who are fighting for their rights, Get...

zohra // 21 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Call to action

The cuts are looming and the threats are real; isn’t it time to take mass action?, asks Rahila Gupta If anybody needed any further evidence of the devastating times we...

Guest Blogger // 17 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Attend a global feminist activism workshop in Bristol, Birmingham or Leeds

Sarah Haynes from Women for Women International urges readers to sign up for global feminist activism workshops in three major cities – all outside London It’s hard to deny there’s...

Guest Blogger // 1 February 2011

Categories: Blog

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

New feature: Global feminism(s)?

Feminists in the UK should be learning from women’s activism in other countries, says Sarah Jones Global connections With all the hype around the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit in...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Feminist Soapbox, a weekend of workshops, discussion and entertainment in Edinburgh

Guest post by sophie – on behalf of the edinburgh anarcha-feminist kollektive This weekend, 25-26 September, the Edinburgh Anarcha-Feminist Kollektive and Ladyfest Edinburgh have teamed up to organise an action-packed...

Guest Blogger // 23 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Unite against the regime of stoning and flogging, 18 September

In this guest post, Shreen Ayob urges readers to join a protest this Saturday in London New venue: Trafalgar Square, North Terrace (outside the National Gallery) 2:00-3:30pm Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani,...

Guest Blogger // 16 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Protest the Pope!

If you’re none too thrilled with the fact that millions of pounds of our money is being spent on the Pope’s state visit to the UK next week (16-19 September)...

Laura // 6 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Summer school for feminist activists

UK Feminista is holding a free two-day summer school in London on Saturday 31 July-Sunday 1 August. Here’s the schedule, I’ll be chairing a panel on women and the media...

Jess McCabe // 26 May 2010

Categories: Blog

Stop Rape Now

In a symbolic gesture that sexual violence is unacceptable, UN is calling on people world-over to upload photos, with arms crossed, to its Stop Rape Now map. The UN campaign...

Jess McCabe // 30 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Women Speak Out

Two feminists are travelling up and down England, to meet women and discuss what issues affect them. Michelle (an F-Word contributor) and Jessica are inspired by the Girldrive project, which...

Jess McCabe // 29 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Urgent fundraising message from Abortion Support Network

Abortion Support Network seeking funds to help a young teenage girl who’s travel to the UK to access an abortion has been thwarted by the volcano transport chaos. (The network...

Jess McCabe // 21 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Disabled Feminism

Guest blogger Philippa Willitts continues a discussion on disabled feminists, the validity of online activism, and the accessibility of feminist groups.

Philippa Willitts // 10 November 2009

Categories: Blog

Send a card, save a life?

Guest blogger Philippa Willitts writes about the importance of the Amnesty International greetings card campaign, and gives some examples of women you can send cards to this year.

Philippa Willitts // 5 November 2009

Categories: Blog

Feminist Spoons

Philippa Willitts presents her first guest post, talking about disability and the Spoon Theory in relation to feminist activism.

Philippa Willitts // 3 November 2009

Categories: Blog

Coming out for animals

Why do queer activists in Uganda but animal activists in the USA bear the brunt of police suppression in their respective countries? Are they similarly subversive of “cultural” practices that turn out to be critical to the maintenance of state power?

sokari // 25 September 2008

Categories: Blog

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