Monthly Archives: June 2011

Femininity

It appears that today is World Femininity Day. Julie Bindel isn’t particularly keen on the idea, as she makes clear in this funny article. Personally, I think she’s overreacting. The threat to equality isn’t femininity per se, but the idea … Continue reading

Posted in Banning things and sexism, Definitions, Media, society and state | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My own name

This summer, we’ve received quite a few wedding invitations.  It’s because we’re the right age for it – our wedding was two summers ago, and many of our coupled-off friends have followed suit.  And I’m very happy for all of them. However, … Continue reading

Posted in About me, Banning things and sexism, Definitions | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The impact of the cuts on women?

In an interview for the Guardian, Harriet Harman MP is quoted as saying: “We mustn’t muddle up Theresa May with a champion for equality. There are some in the new intake of the Tory party who take the feminist agenda … Continue reading

Posted in Definitions, Media, society and state, Representation, Women in Parliament | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Progressive Conservatives

(This post was first published by Hackery Blog on 13 June 2011.) An assertion often made is that the Conservative Party is full of Progressive Conservatives who are, well, not particularly conservative. As a liberal-leaning, One Nation moderate, I strongly … Continue reading

Posted in Definitions, Media, society and state, Women in Parliament | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Slutwalk

Today is the London Slutwalk. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the last month, Slutwalk is a protest sparked by the comment of a Toronto police officer that girls should stop dressing like sluts … Continue reading

Posted in Banning things and sexism, Media, society and state | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sexualisation

Over the last few days, the sexualisation debate has become ubiquitous. It’s in the Guardian, the Independent, and the Telegraph. It’s probably in the Times too. And of course, all the tabloids. Humans are sexual beings. Most of us choose … Continue reading

Posted in Banning things and sexism, Foolish comments, Media, society and state | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Eff off Hef

Hugh Hefner is expected to open the new Playboy club in Mayfair tonight.  I say “open”, but it’s actually a “reopen” as the original club closed in 1981. Protesters from the “Eff off Hef” campaign are expected to be there … Continue reading

Posted in Banning things and sexism, Media, society and state | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment