Tag Archives: feminism

“Colour blindness” and equalities legislation

Last week, I watched this programme on Channel 4 about race. It was a fascinating breaking down of a lot of the myths we have been fed about race and racial stereotyping and it certainly made me think. However, the section … Continue reading

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“The boobs are dead, long live the boobs!”

The above quote appears in this article on the Guardian website, in a short piece written by well-known writer and radical feminist, Bidisha. This is in response to The Sun quietly deciding to cover up its famous “page 3 girl” with … Continue reading

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The new wave of misogyny and sexism

Recently, I read this excellent piece by Alison Graham in the Radio Times, lambasting sexism in advertisements. Then my parents passed on this little gem by Michael Hogan from The Observer a week or so ago. Sexism is alive and well, … Continue reading

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Equal marriage – equal but different

On 29th March 2014, equal marriage entered the statute books in England and Wales. I am using the word “equal” here advisedly, as I have had just about enough of it being called “gay marriage” or “same-sex marriage” in the … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus and THAT performance

I’m not going to write much about this, as I think the excellent blogger and journalist, Emily Heist-Moss, has said it all here. However, here is what I will say. I just watched the video of Miley’s performance with my … Continue reading

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“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke – joke or dangerous?

Yesterday, my sister drew my attention to this video on YouTube. Watch it all the way through, if you can bear it. My sister works as a therapist, counselling children and young adults. She views this song as one of … Continue reading

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Another award!

Another day, another award! Thanks so much to If You Tolerate This, Then Your Daughters Will Be Next for nominating me for the Liebster. As with the Very Inspiring Blog Award there are a set of rules: 1. Say 11 things about … Continue reading

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Teaching girls to fight is not the best solution

Today, I happened to view this video on Facebook. What an awesome little girl, right? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200228146483319 It was posted onto my News Feed by one of the many small campaigning groups I belong to on Facebook. All of these groups … Continue reading

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My body image journey and a call to women everywhere

At a time when we have some women willingly mutilating their feet so that they can fit into the latest shoe fashion, whilst at the same time there is a growing movement that seeks to empower women and make them love … Continue reading

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Women Bishops and the need for a split in the Anglican Communion

On 11th November 1992, I was in the middle of studying for my Religious Education A level. My (female) RE teacher was passionately in favour of women priests being allowed to be ordained into the Church of England, so on … Continue reading

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