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.

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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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Angela Davis quote reading we have to act as if it is possible to radically transform the world, and you have to do it all the time

What do we do now?

After knocking on so many doors, the movement built in support of Jeremy Corbyn needs to stay present particularly where people feel abandoned or under attack

Election 2019: The latest attack on travelling communities

The Conservative manifesto includes yet another attack on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. We can resist at the polls - and by responding to the public consultation, says Beth Holmes

We stand with Jeremy Corbyn

Letter: We stand with Jeremy Corbyn – just as he always stood with us

Organisations and individuals including Kehinde Andrews, Hanif Kureishi, Ahdaf Soueif, Gillian Slovo, Robert Del Naja and Anish Kapoor urge BAME and migrant communities to vote for Labour


Election 2019: Tackling tech giant tax avoidance

Conrad Bower reports on the main parties’ manifesto promises to address ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance by multinationals like the ‘Silicon Valley Six’

Election 2019: Battle lines drawn in Sheffield Hallam

Sam Gregory of Now Then magazine reports on the candidates vying for votes in a key Lib Dem-Labour marginal

Jo Swinson at the BBC leaders debate

Election 2019: Anti-semitism and phoney solidarity

The faux-concerns from the party’s opponents does little for Jewish people, argues Oscar Leyens


Football’s Race Stain

Racism marred the Manchester derby this weekend. This blemish on the game is an echo of our Prime Minister’s words, says Remi Joseph-Salisbury.

Another World is Possible

Election 2019: The end of neoliberalism in sight?

If elected, the next Labour government can finally depart from the neoliberal consensus and deliver a major shift in wealth and power, argues Adam Peggs

Small change

Simon Hedges shares his famous-on-Twitter analysis of the state of the left today


Election 2019: Transatlantic socialism rising

As Sanders and Corbyn head to the polls, Peter Gowan describes a new spirit of international collaboration on the left

Jeremy Corbyn and front bench holding copies of the 2019 manifesto

Election 2019: An ambitious, agenda-setting and credible manifesto

The 2017 Labour election manifesto was good but the 2019 version is the document we’ve really been waiting for, argues Mike Phipps

Brian Eno: Why I’m backing Labour in Kensington

In 2017, Labour won Kensington by just 20 votes. Brian Eno explains why he's backing Emma Dent Coad in the seat - and why voting Lib Dem is ‘voting Tory without admitting it’


Cartoonist from 1888 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism, grabbing land on every continent. Public Domain.

Election 2019: Education and Empire

Following Labour’s manifesto pledge to educate the public on the histories of empire, slavery, and migration, Kimberly McIntosh explains the dangers of colonial nostalgia in the national curriculum

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