Monthly Archives: April 2013

Misogyny has no place in feminism

Lauren Rankin is ‘a graduate student in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.’ She recently wrote an opinion piece, ‘Transphobia Has No Place in Feminism.’ The arguments put forward will not be news to radical feminists. But what did surprise me – and what prompted me to write this post – is the fact […]

I like this

A very good piece on why women-only spaces are important:

The room that’s not for *all* women

Presumably along with most feminists, I was delighted when The Women’s Room was launched. For those who don’t know, The Women’s Room (TWR) aims to address the under-representation of women in the media by providing a database where females can sign up to be listed under their respective fields of expertise. The idea is that […]

Letter to ITV regarding Ched Evans broadcast

Originally posted on zedkat:
[Content note: discussion of rape]   Update (10:20 23/4/13): Apparently ITV have decided to pull the slot about Ched Evans! Many thanks to those who contacted Calendar News. x Below is a copy of the email I just sent to ITV and the Calendar programme regarding the broadcast planned for tomorrow…

Feminist Coffee.

Originally posted on The Blog of Knitted Fog:
Coffee is one of the greatest pleasures in life, and I was so happy to find these beans which are produced by women, who own the land and who process it themselves. It is Organic, Fair Trade and Carbon Neutral.  Plus, it tastes great!!! the website is:…

Child Killers

Originally posted on Karen Ingala Smith:
I decided to write this piece in response to some of the reactions to Mick and Mairead Philpott’s killing of six of their children, together with their friend Paul Mosley. The Daily Mail, Louise Mensch, George Osborne and others were keen to identify ‘benefits culture’ as the biggest problem, overlooking…

the fallacy of cis privilege, again.