Articles about 'marriage'

No-fault divorce: time for the UK to catch up?

Mercedes King-Jones thinks it's time for the law to recognise unhappiness in marriage as a reason to seek divorce

Guest Blogger // 19 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Can mum be the word when it comes to modern feminism?

The choice to get married and have children is never a free one, but is the way we speak about how feminism intersects with this choice alienating our mothers? Hannah Murden investigates

Hannah Murden // 12 April 2017

Categories: Family, Features

The power of a loving couple

Emily Chudy reviews touching civil-rights drama Loving, exploring the lessons that still need to be learnt from one marriage that changed the course of history

Emily Chudy // 8 March 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews, Uncategorized

Comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe – part one

This is our first post bringing you reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We'll have a few more over the coming days. Today we begin with comedy

Various Authors // 9 August 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Breaking up is hard to do

In the week of the year which sees a boost in business for divorce lawyers, D H Kelly discusses our cultural reluctance to accept that some relationships must come to an end

D H Kelly // 6 January 2016

Categories: Blog

A fair perspective

Nick Beard watches the second series of The Affair and finds a sophisticated examination of the gap between who we perceive ourselves to be and the reality of how we behave

Nick Beard // 22 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Dilemmas in feminism

Sometimes there are issues that aren't easy to work out. Megan Stodel discusses why she isn't sure whether to campaign for mothers to be added to marriage certificates

Megan Stodel // 3 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Would you miss Mrs?

August's guest blogger Abigael Watson encourages people to choose the title they want rather than automatically accepting whatever is conventional for their marital status

Abigael Watson // 26 August 2014

Categories: Blog

I don’t

Despite upcoming changes that would see mothers included on marriage certificates, Megan Stodel isn't wedded to the idea of marriage

Megan Stodel // 21 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Marriage: a cry for help?

This week we read that Cheryl Cole had got married. For the second time. To a French man. Nothing unusual in that and why not?

Isadora Vibes // 16 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Writing Joan…

This week is PRIDE in Bristol - my new adopted city. To celebrate I submitted a monologue I wrote some time ago - inspired by staying at a boutique B&B in the Lancashire town of Chorley. I had chosen this place to stay at random and wasn't expecting it to be owned and run by a lesbian couple. And when I say lesbian - what I actually mean is two women in a relationship. One thing I am learning as I begin to my own and explore my 'queer' status, is that labels come with their own instructions. But I digress..

Isadora Vibes // 9 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

No excuses: anti-rape campaign launched in Bristol today

Holly gives details of the this is not an excuse campaign, which calls out victim blaming myths while also linking to help and support

Holly Combe // 21 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Reviving Private Lives

A revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives is heralded as a success by Lola Ripley

Lola Ripley // 18 July 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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

Socially liberal fiscal conservatives, or the definition of an oxymoron

Elisa argues that it is impossible to be both fiscally conservative and morally "liberal" on issues such as abortion rights, gender equality and gay rights

Guest Blogger // 19 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Maria Miller backs same-sex civil marriage

The current ban on same-sex marriage is discriminatory, says Laura, but the conservative obsession with marriage is outdated nonsense

Laura // 19 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Gossip – Standing in the Way of Control

There is more to this song than lending itself well to scenes of partying, hedonism and bear suits

Holly Combe // 8 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free

Candi Staton warns against being trapped into a negative relationship for the sake of settling down

Holly Combe // 6 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Barbara Mason – Another Man

Nice tune, shame about the homophobia

Holly Combe // 27 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Want a divorce? You’re probably mentally ill!

Elin Weiss and Hennie Weiss dissect the sexism and disablism behind one man's attempts to change divorce law

Guest Blogger // 25 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Breaking up is hard to do

There are many ways to leave a marriage, but there are only two ways to leave your own wedding: as the bride, or as the bitch who did a runner.

Guest Blogger // 29 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Gay marriage is really very scary

Philippa writes about the Coalition for Marriage, who feel very strongly that allowing gay people to marry would be dreadful. She disagrees.

Philippa Willitts // 20 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Families are not factories

My parents have been married for thirty years. I grew up in a semi-detached house in a suburb, one of three kids. The only surprise in the set-up is that...

Ray Filar // 5 December 2011

Categories: Blog

5 Live discussion about politics, partners and CBB

Do the partners of people in politics have a responsibility not to draw too much attention to themselves? This was one of the questions in a debate I recently took...

Holly Combe // 23 August 2011

Categories: Blog

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