Articles about 'law'

Law, love and the era of the alt-right

Becky Kukla is impressed with how The Good Fight tackles issues in the current political climate

Becky Kukla // 7 June 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

Revenge porn law puts perpetrators first

Rikke Amundsen argues that the law supposedly created to protect victims is weighted in favour of perpetrators

Guest Blogger // 31 January 2016

Categories: Blog

Getting control back

New legislation criminalising coercive control is a positive step forward, writes Megan Stodel, as it strengthens and clarifies the definition of domestic abuse

Megan Stodel // 29 December 2015

Categories: Blog

Are fat people disabled?

The European Court of Human Justice has ruled that, in some circumstances, fat people will be able to use disability discrimination law to respond to discrimination. D H Kelly examines whether fat people can be described as disabled

D H Kelly // 19 December 2014

Categories: Blog

“Not guilty” does not mean she lied

Laura speaks out against the inaccurate portrayal of the girl in the Le Vell rape case

Laura // 11 September 2013

Categories: Blog

7000 Irish women a year travel to the UK for abortions

Cara Murphy highlights how little impact the new Irish abortion legislation would actually have on Irish women, whose only current option is to travel overseas - if they can afford it

Guest Blogger // 15 July 2013

Categories: Blog

An open letter to Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Reubs Walsh shares their letter to the Government's spokesperson in the House of Lords for Women & Equalities regarding the negative implications of the Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Bill for trans people

Guest Blogger // 1 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Justice: the preserve of the rich?

Ellen Robertson discusses the impact of the government's cuts and changes to legal aid and explains what we can do to fight them

Guest Blogger // 1 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Leading barrister deems Operation Yewtree “grotesque spectacle”

Laura takes down an article that paints Stuart Hall's acts of child abuse as "low-level misdemeanors" and accuses anti-abuse campaigners and law-enforcement agencies of "fetishising victimhood"

Laura // 9 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Government attacks Equality Act

The Government is on the verge of repealing an essential part of equality legislation; Laura has the details and information on what you can do to try and stop it

Laura // 19 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 1 April 2013

Categories: Blog

LGBTQ asylum seekers facing life threatening prejudice in UK

Laura shares some shocking examples of asylum judges' attitudes to LGBTQ asylum seekers

Laura // 10 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Teena Marie/Apollo – Happiness is in Your Soul/Happiness

An early Teena Marie composition showcased by disco act Apollo in 1979, with the acoustic version from Lady T herself finally becoming available 32 years later

Holly Combe // 20 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Sudanese woman sentenced to death by stoning

Please write to the President of Sudan to oppose the killing of a young woman.

Laura // 1 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Legalities of excluding trans women from women only spaces

Julian Norman looks into the legalities of excluding trans women from women only spaces

Julian Norman // 22 May 2012

Categories: Blog

Where are all the feminist lawyers?

A guest post, wondering where all the feminist lawyers are, and proposing they make contact.

Guest Blogger // 25 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Is this the way to keep women safe?

Philippa discusses a proposed law to inform women if their partner has any previous convictions for violence.

Philippa Willitts // 17 July 2011

Categories: Blog

UN Women’s first report

Today UN Women launched Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice, its first major report since its doors opened at the start of this year. The report is...

zohra // 6 July 2011

Categories: Blog

A feminist pioneer in law: Gwyneth Bebb

Last week a new woman appeared in the Oxford Dictionary of Biography, a woman who played an important role in English first-wave feminism.

Guest Blogger // 6 June 2011

Categories: Blog

New review – Wigs, lipstick and alcohol: review of the BBC’s Silk

Although it may be a gripping courtroom drama, Abby O’Reilly argues that Silk fails to reflect the true status of women in the legal profession Be it a voyeuristic insight...

Jess McCabe // 27 March 2011

Categories: Blog

Wigs, lipstick and alcohol: review of the BBC’s Silk

Although it may be a gripping courtroom drama, Abby O'Reilly argues that Silk fails to reflect the true status of women in the legal profession

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Categories: Television

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