Articles about 'body'

My public body

When Sephy Hallow decided to change her body, everyone seemed entitled to comment

Guest Blogger // 15 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Happy in their colourful skin

From seedy parlours to political tattooing, we have come a long way. Alison Barton-Simmons speaks to women about their motivations for getting inked

Alison Barton-Simmons // 13 January 2015

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Features

From public services to public women: a morality tale for the age of austerity

The tabloids' moral stand against the use of NHS funds for cosmetic surgery is only part of their constant attack on the 'undeserving' and public services, argues Alexandra M. Kokoli

Alexandra M Kokoli // 7 April 2014

Categories: Body and Health, Class, Culture and Media, Features

New review: Demand the Impossible!

Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Wilson has spoken of a longing to make music that “talks straight to the stomach”. Marta Owczarek listens to her latest album and finds a sound that...

Holly Combe // 27 November 2013

Categories: Blog

To the riot, the survival and the fight

Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Wilson has spoken of a longing to make music that "talks straight to the stomach". Marta Owczarek listens to her latest album and finds a sound that is decidedly more aggressive than her previous work

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Music, Reviews

The circle of shame

Gemma Louisa Morrison decries the promotion of dieting and negative body image in women's magazines

Guest Blogger // 16 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Hollie McNish on breastfeeding in public

Laura shares a fabulous spoken word performance by Hollie McNish, who felt she had to breastfeed her daughter in public toilets due to negative reactions from members of the public to her breastfeeding

Laura // 10 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Thoughts on sex education

Guest blogger Rachel reflects on what she should have learned in sex education, from female orgasms to LGBT relationships

Rachel Munford // 12 January 2013

Categories: Blog

A trans man on feminism and bodily autonomy

Gethin Jones argues that feminist demands for the right to bodily autonomy must also include trans people

Guest Blogger // 17 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Panty liners

Amy Ekins and her lady garden give the purveyors of "feminine hygiene" products a big thumbs down

Guest Blogger // 14 August 2012

Categories: Blog

The power of the postnatal body

The postnatal body is under-appreciated, says Rowena Pelham

Rowena Pelham // 18 June 2012

Categories: Body and Health

My pregnant body: sexualisation and sanitisation

Yasmin reflects on how her pregnant body is viewed and portrayed by others.

Guest Blogger // 22 May 2012

Categories: Blog

An experience of crossing the gender divide: personal comfort before real difference

A guest blog post from Jane Fae on a topic she wanted to cover during her guest blogging stint (back in September) but found hard to tackle until now

Jane Fae // 8 February 2012

Categories: Blog

In defence of fake beauty

'Natural' beauty demands hard labour to appear effortlessly beautiful and blemish-free. Brash, flamboyant, over-the-top makeup and clothes can let us reclaim our image, argues Shona McCombes

Shona McCombes // 23 December 2011

Categories: Body and Health

From body hatred to vulva diversity

The Independent today reports that there has been a five-fold increase in NHS genital cosmetic surgery over the past decade, with more than 2000 women undergoing a procedure in the...

Laura // 24 August 2011

Categories: Blog

My body, my choice: dissonance and positivity

Body positivity is, to my mind, a key tenet of feminism and indeed any kind of anti-kyriarchism. The body does not dictate the worth of the person. Any person in any body, whatever its size, shape, needs or configuration, is worthy and no person deserves shame for their body. Our beauty standards are sizeist, ableist, misogynist, cissexist, binarist, ageist, racist, probably other -ists as well and thoroughly broken and everyone's body deserves celebrating for being the shell that holds a person/s, a person/s who is/are always of worth.

JKBC // 13 March 2011

Categories: Blog

Being Fat

Philippa talks about how being fat is fine. Really fine.

Philippa Willitts // 10 August 2010

Categories: Blog

Resolve Not to Resolve

Philippa writes about girlcotting diets as new years resolutions.

Philippa Willitts // 1 January 2010

Categories: Blog

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