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