Articles about 'choice'

Navigating feminist choice

As a relatively new feminist, Jennifer Evans supports individual choice but worries about the consequences of women in the public eye being overtly sexualised

Jennifer Evans // 29 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Why I won’t pose for Playboy

Although Jane Chelliah’s daughter thinks Kim Kardashian’s revealing pictures are empowering, our guest blogger for March wonders if these are the choices the feminist movement should champion

Jane Chelliah // 13 March 2016

Categories: Blog

All grown up and still no kids

After reading Abigael Watson's recent blog, Liz Smith wrote a response, telling her experiences as a 32-year-old woman who continues not to want children

Liz Smith // 17 August 2014

Categories: Blog

The individual and society in feminism

Natasha Gorbert-Hopkins considers the power of society to change individuals and individuals' power to change society, in the context of feminist theory and activism

Guest Blogger // 11 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Abortion debate alert

I was pleased to see this recent piece from Mehdi Hasan talking about the ten things he had learned from trying to ‘debate’ abortion on Twitter. I also don’t think...

zohra // 30 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: India Arie – Video

"Sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don't"

Holly Combe // 12 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Lads’ mags and the (clothed) women involved

Holly considers how women are expected to respond to sexist culture and discusses a recent Guardian article featuring four women who have been involved in lads' mags

Holly Combe // 23 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Your nose has no place in my bedroom (unless it’s invited)

On Wednesday, Hugo Schwyzer wrote a piece at Jezebel titled “He wants to jizz on your face, but not why you think”. For many reasons which I won’t go into,...

Natalie Dzerins // 13 January 2012

Categories: Blog

On 7 billion: imagine if women could choose

So the world’s 7 billionth person was born today. Media and policy pundits have been beside themselves in the lead up to this moment, eager to say something remarkable about...

zohra // 31 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Let’s talk about it…

When I found out I was going to write blog posts for The F-Word I was delighted. Following the old adage of ‘write what you know’ I decided that, during...

Jacqueline Christodoulou // 6 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Baby friendly – but is it woman friendly?

A guest blog post by Lorrie Hearts about the issue of women's choice, with regards to breastfeeding, following a news story about a maternity hospital who will no longer provide formula milk.

Guest Blogger // 3 October 2011

Categories: Blog

The “choice” that is everybody else’s business

A guest post from Katie Gardner about a tellingly old-fashioned question during a recent debate on a BBC TV programme. Why was the question ‘Should women stay at home with...

Guest Blogger // 24 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Upcoming radio phone-in for women who don’t want children

Are you a woman who has decided she doesn’t want to have children and, if so, have you ever encountered negative attitudes towards your decision? My own perspective as a...

Holly Combe // 13 March 2011

Categories: Blog

Last chance to send your support to Sr McBride

Today is the last day in which to send messages of support to Sr McBride of St Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. For those who don’t know, Sr McBride has...

Quinn Capes-Ivy // 1 June 2010

Categories: Blog

What does the election mean for reproductive rights?

Is there a straightforward answer to this? Not really. There’s certainly no consensus in the EFC office about how anyone should vote, because the future of reproductive rights in this...

Education For Choice // 30 April 2010

Categories: Blog

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