Tag : feminism

International Women’s Day: A column about Karen Pritchard

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As you may or may not have realised by now, I love feminism. I can bang on about feminist issues and women’s issues and patriarchy for hours and hours, until I’ve noticed that no one is listening and that I’m just in a room by myself shouting about the Mail … Read More

Can you be a Page 3 girl and a feminist?

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Yes Charlotte Gray In the last few years, The Sun’s notorious ‘Page 3’ has become a go-to example of the lingering and anachronistic misogyny that underlines our society. The ‘No More Page 3’ campaign has gone from strength to strength and The Sun has been banned from sale in our … Read More

We shouldn’t be taxed for bleeding, period.

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Women who menstruate (and those who menstruate who don’t identify as women), have to pay tax on top of what they already have to fork out for sanitary products. This is because they are classified as non-essential, luxury items. Let’s be honest with ourselves: if men had periods, sanitary products would … Read More

Under the Covers: An Interview with Vagenda

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Features Editor Ruby Lott-Lavigna talks to Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, the brains behind the hugely successful feminist website, the Vagenda, and authors of The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media. Not wanting to mess up this opportunity to interview the Vagenda editors, I arrive at Rhiannon’s … Read More

Jailed Twitter troll warns of Uni drinking culture

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A Leeds alumna who was jailed for trolling a feminist campaigner has told students to rethink their relationship with alcohol. Isabella Sorley served 12 weeks in jail in 2013 for sending abusive tweets to Caroline Criado-Perez while she was ‘off her face with drink’. She has since founded anti-alcoholism charity … Read More

Vagina-owners of the world, unite and take over

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Fun fact. Nowhere on a bottle of femfresh does it say the word “vagina”. Or vulva, or labia, or genitals. Which is odd for a product which is specifically designed to clean one’s vagina, vulva, labia and genitals. Instead it claims to be an “intimate wash” for your “intimate area” … Read More

Politics in pink: is Labour’s pink van really a cause for concern?

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In the run up to the General Election, a ‘magenta’ bus, manned by female Labour MPs, is currently touring the country and engaging with women on female-orientated political issues such as childcare, the gender pay-gap and domestic violence. There are some important questions to be asked. Firstly, why is the bus … Read More

I want a steak and a blow-job

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Let me be clear. This isn’t some sort of tirade against basic bitches who want to enjoy Valentine’s Day in all its pink and read heart-shaped glory. And I use basic bitch here as a mightily reclaimed compliment. I adore basic-ness. In my house we have a sort of Cold … Read More

No More Page 3: a hindrance or a help?

4 years ago / 0 comments

I am the first to jump on the feminist bandwagon wherever possible, but when, a few weeks ago, the Sun supposedly ‘banned’ Page 3 for a whole 24 hours, I wasn’t celebrating a victory over the patriarchy with the rest of the sisterhood; in fact, I was a bit dubious. … Read More

Libby puts Church on a new Lane

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Most of us will have been aware of the upsurge in the feminist movement lately, led by celebrities such as Emma Watson supporting her ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ slogan. However, the Church of England’s historical moment last Monday, consecrating the first ever female bishop, has caused an … Read More