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
A polyamorous plea performed by the "first female rock superstar" Linda Ronstadt
Holly Combe // 9 August 2012
Chrissy D responds to Erica Lust winning "Movie of the Year" at the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto this month
Guest Blogger // 30 April 2012
A guest post from Chrissy D, looking at how a discussion about masturbation on Woman's Hour has caused outrage in the Daily Mail and the view of women this reaction reflects
Guest Blogger // 29 January 2012
Anti-choice campaigners are trying to turn back the clock on abortion - and attitudes to women's sexual identity, argues Adriana Pérez
Adriana Perez // 27 October 2011
Anna David devoted a year of her life to following the advice set down in a classic book from the 1960s, but Diane Shipley questions the self-empowerment message in a book bogged down with regressive ideas and strict gender-roles
Diane Shipley // 13 October 2011
Unfortunately, popular wisdom still seems to have it that women and men can’t be platonic friends. Society might oh-so-tolerantly let you off the hook as a so-called “exception” if you’re...
Holly Combe // 27 September 2009
The film Matinée, directed by Jennifer Lyon Bell, has been given the “Best Short Film” prize by an official jury at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2009. The August 26...
Holly Combe // 2 September 2009
Next month, Dame Eileen Atkins will be starring in a comedy said to be inspired by Germaine Greer being held hostage in her home by a student in 2000. The...
Holly Combe // 17 June 2008
Reporting on Kira Cochrane’s article about Nick Clegg admitting to having slept with ‘no more than 30’ partners, Dodai on Jezebel is asking whether the number of people we’ve slept...
Holly Combe // 11 April 2008
There’s a very heartening article in the Telegraph about the recent finding that being a feminist seems to offer some protection against the negative influence of current fashion when it...
Holly Combe // 21 March 2008
There’s a post on Regina Lynn’s Sex Drive on the rise in awareness of polyamory in recent years, due to the availability of information on the internet and selection of...
Holly Combe // 2 March 2008
First, a bit of background: Yahoo Answers is a community where users informally ask and answer questions on a range of topics. It can be a bit hit and miss...
Holly Combe // 16 February 2008
If you ever visit the Yahoo homepage to look at the news, you will be aware that it regularly has links to dating advice articles associated with match.com. These generally...
Holly Combe // 12 December 2007
The Feminist Fightback conference will be taking place on 21 October at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London. (Nearest tube stops are Russell Square, Euston and...
Holly Combe // 16 October 2006
The writer of a book of sexual adventures (based on her blog) has had her identity revealed by the Times, just 3 days after the book’s publication. Predictably, the overall...
Holly Combe // 11 August 2006
There’s an article by ex-GQ sex columnist, Kate Taylor, in today’s Guardian, slating Ariel Levy for criticising women who embrace raunch culture. (I’ve not read Levy’s Female Chauvinist Pigs yet...
Holly Combe // 23 March 2006
You may already be aware that under-age people’s right to confidential sexual health advice is to be challenged in the courts next month by Sue Axon, a woman who wishes...
Holly Combe // 19 October 2005
According to blogcritic Adam Ash, feminism urgently needs a pro-sex feminist. I think he means well but why does this have to be a position for a “poster child” who...
Holly Combe // 3 June 2005