Feminism


100 LGBTQ Black women you should know

25 March 2014 And other recommended reads from feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin.

The new year’s feminist web round-up

27 January 2014 Feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin shares the posts that have made her laugh and cry so far this year.

Women deserve better birth – NHS staff deserve better too

19 December 2013 Feminist Fightback argue that women and health workers need to fight on the same side.

Review – What Should We Tell Our Daughters?

19 December 2013 Kate Pickett and her 19 year old daughter Bronwen Pickett review What Should We Tell Our Daughters? by Melissa Benn.

December’s feminist web round-up

19 December 2013 Recommended reads by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin

A drama in three acts – Fortunes of Feminism

1 October 2013 Fortunes of Feminism: from state-managed capitalism to neoliberal crisis, by Nancy Fraser, reviewed by Nina Power

After Beyond the Fragments

1 August 2013 At a discussion in Manchester this summer, Alice Robson shared her experience of activism as a woman and how Beyond the Fragments is crucial reading for the new generation of feminists on the revolutionary left.

Back to the fragments

3 May 2013 Lynne Segal, one of the authors of the seminal 1979 socialist-feminist text Beyond the Fragments, reflects on its lessons for today

Sexism and the left: Fight the (invisible) power

26 April 2013 Recent controversies over allegations of sexual abuse and violence raise urgent questions about the dynamics of power and authority in our own organisations, argues Zoe Stavri

‘I can hear the roar of women’s silence’

15 October 2012 On the 25th Anniversary of Sankara's assassination Sokari Ekrine considers the importance of his vision for women's emancipation.

Go Feminist: Feminism for all

20 April 2012 Lola Okolosie reviews the first Go Feminist conference, aimed at inspiring feminist activism

Niger Delta: a quiet resistance

26 December 2011 Sokari Ekine meets women’s movements in the Niger Delta and discovers that in this militarised country even small acts take courage

A neoliberal assault on women

25 July 2010 The coalition's cuts will hit women hardest, says Tim Hunt, as he lays out a gender audit of the budget

All together now

25 July 2010 The feminist fightback against cuts needs to come from the grassroots, says Siobhan McGuirk

Together we can win

25 July 2010 Grass-roots women's campaigns are mobilising to fight the cuts on the frontline. Red Pepper spoke to women from five organisations, who explained how they are working to combat the impacts of the cutbacks

Feminist parenting

25 July 2010 Not sure where to start? Then let the CRAP! (that's Child Rearing Against Patriarchy) collective lead the way with this nine-point guide. It's as easy as chaining yourself to a runaway rollercoaster...

Do you remember Olive Morris?

25 July 2010 Red Chidgey reports on a collective of women using the internet to reactivate forgotten activist histories

The militarised zone

25 July 2010 Andrea D'Cruz talks to women from New Profile, a feminist movement for the demilitarisation of Israeli society

Mind the gap

16 June 2010 It was the 40th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act in May, but Jon Robins finds there's still a long way to go before equal pay becomes a reality

Feminism: now for the good news

16 June 2010 Women's oppression remains a major feature of British society, even if it sometimes looks rather different than it did during that last big wave of feminism in the 1970s. But the good news, argues Catherine Redfern, is that feminism is alive and kicking too

Reclaiming the revolution

29 May 2010 It is right to celebrate the re-emergence of feminism, says Laurie Penny, but we need to build a broad movement that has a clear analysis of the economic basis of women's oppression

Inspirational history, practical handbook

23 August 2009 Ireland's Hidden Diaspora by Ann Rossiter (Irish Abortion Solidarity Campaign), reviewed by Laurie Penny

We are woman, we are strong …

19 March 2009 Hilary Wainwright on the vital role women played in the miners' struggle

Do we still need an International Women’s Day?

8 March 2009 Yes, says Fiona Osler, as long as women's oppression is still alive and kicking

Feminism and war: confronting US imperialism

8 March 2009 Nathaniel Mehr reviews (Feminism and War) and writes that it is essential reading for anyone who is remotely convinced by the feminist pretensions of the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq

Out of the Shadows: A Life of Gerda Taro

7 March 2009 The reader feels the injustice of Gerda Taro's exclusion from history, says Jess Vyvyan-Robinson in her review of Francois Maspero's biography. Taro is all but forgotten, only mentioned in conjunction with Robert Capa

Women of the revolution

30 January 2009 Thirty years after the toppling of the Shah in Iran, Azar Sheibani looks at how Iranian women have defied the reign of misogynist terror

A rebel with many causes

2 January 2009 Tribute to Irene Bruegel

The ‘f’ word: from ’68 to ’08

1 December 2008 {'68-'78-'88: from women's liberation to feminism}, edited by Amanda Sebestyen, was published at a moment 'when feminism became uncool'. Ten years on, it became a key text on women's studies courses - its tales from feminists of various backgrounds documenting the many layers and differences woven into the women's liberation movement. Fast forward to 2008, and some of the contributors met at Housmans bookshop in London. We present edited extracts from that discussion to open a debate on feminism today, introduced by Hilary Wainwright and with a summary of current feminist activity by Andrea D'Cruz

Alaskan women demonstrate against Sarah Palin

12 October 2008 Sue Katz looks beyond the lipstick and the sound bites to unravel the real Sarah Palin. In this extract from her new book, {{Thanks But No Thanks: The Voter's Guide to Sarah Palin}}, she examines the critical response from Alaskan women to the next possible US vice-president

Commie Girl in the OC

6 July 2008 Laurie Penny interviews Rebecca Schoenkopf about politics, life, feminism and getting 'finger-fucked' by Hillary Clinton

Up for a fight

8 May 2008 The anti-choice lobby, with David Cameron at the helm, has proposed amendments to the abortion law that would target a vulnerable minority of women. Reforms are needed, but to extend rather than restrict women's reproductive freedoms, argues Laurie Penny

Planetary mythology

24 February 2008 Soundbite science and self-help manuals would have you believe that men and women can't communicate. Deborah Cameron's new book shows that the real issues are to do with power, writes Romy Clark

Babes without spice

14 December 2007 Laurie Penny explains what it means to have hopes dashed twice, first by the Spice Girls and second by Blair's Babes

It’s only natural

6 February 2001 The biological differences between men and women are no threat to feminism, says Helena Cronin



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