Articles about 'murder'

Why the constant portrayal of murdered women on TV dehumanises us

The multitude of female murder victims on TV reduce women to nothing more than bodies and confirm our fears that the world is unsafe for us, argues Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 1 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

Today marks the fifteenth Transgender Day of Remembrance: at least 238 trans people have been murdered worldwide since this time last year

Laura // 20 November 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Broadchurch

Beth Startin reflects on the ITV drama Broadchurch and finds an important message on abuse that subtly thwarts the conventional assumption that women whose partners have committed terrible crimes should...

Holly Combe // 29 July 2013

Categories: Blog

A slug in her house

Beth Startin reflects on the ITV drama Broadchurch and finds an important message on abuse that subtly thwarts the conventional assumption that women whose partners have committed terrible crimes should have known what was going on

Beth Startin //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New Review: A cut above the rest

In December 2012 Holly wrote about Bristol synth pop act Gaptooth and her explicitly feminist single ‘Ladykillers’, a song that was so strongly worded that some radio stations wouldn’t play...

Cazz Blase // 31 January 2013

Categories: Blog

A cut above the rest

Although wishing at times for a more personal touch, Hayley Foster da Silva is impressed by the breadth of She Bop, the recently revised and updated third edition of Lucy O'Brien's history of women and the music industry, and is pleased to come away from the book with lots of new information

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

Song of the day: Nina Simone/various – Strange Fruit

Nina Simone's chilling version of Abel Meeropol's shockingly candid description of a quiet rural scene in the aftermath of racist murder

Holly Combe // 22 August 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

Murder appeal, ten years on

Philippa writes about a police appeal for information about an unsolved, ten year old murder of a woman in prostitution

Philippa Willitts // 11 November 2011

Categories: Blog

“Saint or she-devil?” How about neither?

The case surrounding the horrific murder of Meredith Kercher and subsequent reporting on the convicted (now acquitted) killers is well-trodden ground in terms of feminist critique. I’ve tended to avoid...

Holly Combe // 5 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Heavenly Creatures

Revisiting the film she loved unconditionally as a teenager, Jess McCabe still finds its portrayal of two young perpetrators of a horrific crime highly compelling

Jess McCabe // 11 September 2011

Categories: Films, Reviews

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

Amanda Knox

Philippa Willitts writes about the treatment of women in the legal system compared to men, in relation to the conviction of Amanda Knox in Meredith Kercher's murder.

Philippa Willitts // 5 December 2009

Categories: Blog

“Shoot lezitabane” Drag Queen, Daisy Dube

It seems it is so easy to move from name calling to drawing a gun and shooting someone simply because they are different, different sexualities, different nationalities, different races. The murder of Daisy Dube is under investigation but like so many previous murders, rapes and acts of violence, the perpetrators remain free sometimes even to taunt their victims on the street, in the corner shop, in the HIV clinics.

sokari // 12 June 2008

Categories: Blog

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