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Stella Creasy on being a woman in public life, Eagle Eye

Stella Creasy on being a woman in public life

In my interview with Stella Creasy for Ethos Journal, which was mostly about her campaign against payday lenders and her views on empowering in consumers in other parts of the private sector and in public services (longer version here), I also asked her about being a woman in politics.
What about Laura Sandys, I said, referring [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 1 May 2014 at 4:02 pm

The Pro-Death Movement, Eagle Eye

The Pro-Death Movement

I was hoping to write something lighthearted today, but no such luck. A friend sent me a link to this piece on the ultra-right US website Newsbusters, and it’s made me so incandescently angry I have to write it out of my system.
I’d like to start by saying that the grief being expressed by the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 14 February 2014 at 5:56 pm

Page 3 isn’t the problem, Fashion

Page 3 isn’t the problem

Yesterday some idiots celebrated the possible end of Page 3 girls in The Sun as a victory against female sexual objectification.
They’ve got it wrong. We need more images of pretty, healthily slim, natural-looking girls smiling confidently at the world. Yes, they’ve got their boobs out. But they aren’t aggressive, sexually explicit or peddling infantile vulnerability as desirable.

By | Fashion, Health, Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 12 February 2013 at 5:37 pm

Can feminism survive the next generation?, Notebook

Can feminism survive the next generation?

However, feminism is also in crisis. Not only does it have a long, long way to go before it reaches its goal of complete equality, it suffers a negative image among young women, and men, for whom it should be a rallying cry.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 at 11:37 am

Rape is no less of a trauma for the victim just because you call it something else, Notebook

Rape is no less of a trauma for the victim just because you call it something else

According to the wise voice of Brendan O Neill, there’s a reasonable and rational view that ignorance is, or should be, a central factor in deciding how we not just punish, but how we actually define, serious crimes.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 30 August 2012 at 12:00 am

Everyday Sexism: It isn’t restricted to adults – even young girls in school uniform share their experiences, Notebook

Everyday Sexism: It isn’t restricted to adults – even young girls in school uniform share their experiences

There is a common misconception that sexism is something that only affects young women, or pretty women, women with large breasts or blondes.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at 10:40 am

Rihanna is still doing Chris Brown’s emotional housework, Notebook

Rihanna is still doing Chris Brown’s emotional housework

Rihanna’s protectiveness towards Chris Brown, whose fists styled her for the most disturbing celebrity headshot in recent years, places her in the company of countless beaten wives and girlfriends.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at 1:00 am

Don’t Touch Me: Is spiky fashion a sartorial defence mechanism?, Notebook

Don’t Touch Me: Is spiky fashion a sartorial defence mechanism?

The idea of a hard edge to feminine fashion is nothing new. But this is different.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 23 August 2012 at 11:42 am

Everyday Sexism: What’s the big deal?, Notebook

Everyday Sexism: What’s the big deal?

What does it matter if a guy makes a comment on your looks in the street? Is it really such a huge issue if somebody assumes your male colleague is your boss?

By | Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 21 August 2012 at 11:38 am

Why body hair is on the frontline of feminist action, Our voices

Why body hair is on the frontline of feminist action

Body hair is everywhere! At least it will be soon. In the two years since I stopped shaving, we have seen a feminist movement build and, frankly, mock the idea that hair removal was ever necessary.

By | Our voices | Thursday, 16 August 2012 at 6:00 am

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