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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Am I a modern slave?

Lyn Caballero describes her experiences as a migrant domestic worker and explains why domestic workers are campaigning for immigration policy change

Political blackness and Palestinian solidarity

The question of Palestine has become a black political litmus test, argues Annie Olaloku-Teriba, defining the very nature of black identity and politics

After the virus: no return to the old economy

As the Covid recession hits, Adam Peggs lays out alternative economic proposals the Labour left should be demanding


In and against, and outside, the party

Following major defeats, the left on both sides of the Atlantic must urgently get stuck into community organising, movement building and political education, argues Joe Guinan

A tribute to Mike Cooley

Co-creator of the Lucas Plan, Mike showed how the immense talent of workers could be deployed for social use rather than private profit, writes Phil Asquith

Build small, think big

Phillip O’Sullivan looks at the role of community energy groups in disrupting the energy status quo

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