Muslim women are too often subject to opportunistic politics, including white feminism, that ignore the fact they can speak for themselves, writes Rabiah Hussain
Guest Blogger // 5 February 2017
Tanis Smither interviews Susannah Appleby and Faye O'Rourke about women's rights in Ireland
Tanis Smither // 3 February 2017
A Muslim woman refusing to shake a man’s hand is a feminist, cultural, religious and political issue that exposes what it really means to be treated equally, writes Monica Karpinski
Monica Karpinski // 5 October 2016
Jennifer Brough finds that opera is an ideal medium for this new production of Sarah Kane’s classic play 4.48 Psychosis
Jennifer Brough // 22 June 2016
A weak and uncertain supporting cast lets down an otherwise fascinating Salomé for Kat Wootton
Katherine Wootton // 10 September 2015
Charlotte Rowland applauds The Heresy of Love, a new play about the struggles of 17th century nun and playwright Juana Inés de la Cruz
Charlotte Rowland // 23 August 2015
Itala Attieh finds Shurooq Amin's new exhibition We'll Build This City on Art and Love provocative and powerful, as it explores and challenges the position of women in Kuwait and the wider Middle East
Itala Attieh // 7 January 2015
The F-Word is back in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. In this post, we review shows about vaginas, Christianity, Tourette's syndrome and Greek myths
Various Authors // 13 August 2014
Seven. Deadly. Sins. Three little words that still send a shiver down spines but in today's world what relevance do they have and do we still reference them in any meaningful way? The nature of sin itself is to be argued. As a performance artist and poet, my work can only ever be truthful. I have no censor. What must be spoken is spoken. Whether it be perceived as deadly or as a sin. My truth as a woman. A feminist. An artist. Am I committing a sin every time I write my truth? The wages of sin are death after all. Perhaps the deadlier the sin, the higher the price to pay. But doesn't that make it all the more tempting and what exactly is a 'sin' these days?
Isadora Vibes // 3 July 2014
Christmas is supposed to be joyful, but for many people it is a time full of triggers, loneliness and bad memories. Philippa offers advice and further information for those dreading the seasonal festivities.
Philippa Willitts // 16 December 2013
Raisa Kabir reflects on the lack of Muslim women's voices in recent debates surrounding the full-face veil, arguing against any form of ban and for increased solidarity between Muslim and non-Muslim women
Guest Blogger // 19 September 2013
A play written in the 1950s led by black female characters still has a lot to say, finds Lissy Lovett
Lissy Lovett // 13 July 2013
Hannah Boast of LaDIYfest Sheffield describes what happened when a DIY feminist group took the risk of going 'official' to work with the University of Sheffield's Biblical Studies department on a new project, Hidden Perspectives
Guest Blogger // 9 May 2013
Herpreet Kaur Grewal talked to her colleagues on the Sikh Feminist Research Institute's editorial board about why they are feminists. This blog post collects their views to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, which took place this weekend
Guest Blogger // 16 April 2013
Double Bind asks important questions of the cross sections of being Muslim and women's rights argues Jolene Tan
Josephine Tsui // 15 March 2013
Holly shares the details from a press release by the Thomson Reuters Foundation about their launch of a Vox Pop project featuring interviews with 25 women in post-Arab Spring countries
Holly Combe // 30 January 2013
Herpreet Kaur Grewal reflects on the Sikh feminism conference she attended in Vancouver recently
Guest Blogger // 5 December 2012
Hannah Mudge, a member of the Christian Feminist Network collective, introduces the group and its aims
Guest Blogger // 28 November 2012
If the likes of Nadine “I-heart-depriving-women-of-the-right-to-determine-the-course-of-their-own-lives” Dorries and co. are to be believed, the real problem with thongs and padded bras being marketed at young girls and pop culture being...
Laura // 2 June 2011
Hannah Mudge, of We Mixed Our Drinks fame, is setting up a new blog to provide a space where women can write about and discuss their experiences of faith, religion...
Laura // 3 May 2011
As you will know, France’s ban on the wearing of the burqa and niqab in public came into force on Monday, and was met with protests by some Muslim women....
Laura // 15 April 2011
London Doodler Gabriel has posted this reframing of the story of Eve. Her His short comic strip was the result of a class assignment to “think of a famous person...
Jess McCabe // 12 November 2010
Five male Anglican bishops have resigned from the Church of England and will join the Catholic church in protest at the prospect of women becoming bishops, which should happen in...
Laura // 8 November 2010
Last night’s 4Thought featured Church of England priest Miranda Threllfall-Jones discussing gender, feminism and the Church. Unfortunately the video cannot be embedded, but you can watch it here. Transcript: “It...
Laura // 10 September 2010