Articles about 'sexual freedom'

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

Song of the day: The Stone Poneys – Different Drum

A polyamorous plea performed by the "first female rock superstar" Linda Ronstadt

Holly Combe // 9 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Lusting for Lust

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

Categories: Blog

Woman’s Hour discussion: the “female masturbation” taboo

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

Categories: Blog

Abortion and sexuality, under attack

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

Categories: Body and Health, Feminism

Falling for Me

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

Categories: Books, Reviews

BBC Three Counties Discussion on Platonic Friendship

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

Categories: Blog

Erotic Film With Feminist Aims Wins Award Despite Ban

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

Categories: Blog

Eileen Atkins to Star in Play Inspired by Greer

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

Categories: Blog

The Numbers Game

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

Categories: Blog

Another round-up: Unsurprising News, PMS, Playground Insults and a Porn Debate

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

Categories: Blog

Regina Lynn on Polyamory and the Internet

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

Categories: Blog

Vulvas Get Bad Rap on Yahoo Answers

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

Categories: Blog

Cheating: Who’s to Blame?

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 These generally...

Holly Combe // 12 December 2007

Categories: Blog

Feminist Fightback Conference on 21 October

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

Categories: Blog

Girl With One-Track Mind Exposed by Media

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

Categories: Blog

Men! Don’t Expect Equality on a Thursday

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

Categories: Blog

New Government Discussions Place Young People’s Rights Under Serious Threat

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

Categories: Blog

Feminist Wanted: Must Love Bonking

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

Categories: Blog

What’s Your Pleasure?

Madeleine Bunting’s recent Guardian article, The Price of Pleasure, rightly draws attention to contraception’s failure to break the link between sex and reproduction. But is it really true that such...

Holly Combe // 18 April 2005

Categories: Blog

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