Feminist web round-up

The latest online reads collected by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin

November 30, 2013 · 2 min read

EmmaGender is more than performance – an extract from Julia Serano’s latest book.

Intersectionality, a fun guide – I really liked this comic in how it simply explains our need for intersectionality.

A case study of No More Page 3 –  a very thought-provoking piece on what it can mean to have popular support.

Sweden is now rating films for gender bias –  I found this to be an interesting approach, of course the Bechdel test is not a perfect system but I appreciate that they are at least trying.

Why this Janet Mock photo is more important than you think – I hope this photo speaks for itself.

Watch this amazing conversation between Bell Hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry – If you haven’t already seen this it is an absolute must watch.

Dr Magnati – a blog by the forensic scientist who became famous as Belle de Jour, whose writing became TV show Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Liley Allen’s anti black feminism – this is a brilliant break down and critique of the racism displayed in the recent offering from Lily Allen.

Are selfies radical? – this wonderful & empowering piece argues that they are, in retaliation to a recent Jezebel article.

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The NHS has become complicit in the exploitation of migrant workers

As a wave of strikes is planned across London, Petros Elia – an organiser with the United Voices of the World Union, outlines racist outsourcing practices that implicate some of our biggest ‘socially responsible’ employers

Global Justice Rebellion activists

It’s time to add global justice to XR’s demands

Extinction Rebellion must recognise the impacts of colonialism and capitalism, and demand a just transition for all, argues Aranyo Aarjan

Pride in an Irish border town

This summer, Irish LGBTQ campaigner Joseph Healy joined the Pride march in his home town of Newry. Here, he explains how life on the border has changed - and the stakes of Brexit installing a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic


Are community land trusts a way out of the system?

People are taking charge of land and housing across the UK, posing an alternative to the commercial market. But is it enough? Hazel Sheffield reports

Real Zero

2019 has seen climate consciousness reshape the political conversation around the world, but for this new awareness to make a difference, we need to get real about targets and timescale, write Souparna Lahiri, Niclas Hällström and Rachel Rose Jackson. 

The great British land sell

Austerity and neoliberal policy-making has led to the loss of some of our greatest assets and restricted the potential for social housing. Samir Jeraj explores how this has happened and ideas of how to stop it


Radical Roots – Corbyn and the Tradition of English Radicalism

The ideas underpinning Corbynism are deeply embedded in the English radical tradition. Reclaiming this tradition can play a key part in reinvigorating our ambitions for the future. By MICHAEL CALDERBANK with HILARY WAINWRIGHT