Monthly Archives: August 2011

Holidays (part two)

Yesterday I told you about how being the only woman out of a group of six car drivers made me feel as if I had something to prove. Today I’m going to tell you about the other slightly odd thing … Continue reading

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Independent advice on abortion? Really?

For some time, Nadine Dorries MP has been asking that women considering an abortion are given advice not by an organisation with vested interests in the abortion process (such as an abortion provider), but by an organisation offering independent counselling. … Continue reading

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Holidays (part one)

I’ve been on holiday over the summer. And despite the fact that this isn’t really a personal blog, I’m going to share a couple of things. These aren’t thoughts about how other people treated me (the French were charming, thank … Continue reading

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Another strawman definition of feminism

In the Telegraph today, Bryony Gordon has managed to simultaneously portray feminism as a man-hating, uncompromising ideological stance, and to suggest some rather dull self-evident truths are the answer to all relationship issues.  Ms Gordon is ostensibly supporting Kirstie Allsopp’s … Continue reading

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Riot girls

The riots in London are, as of the moment, going from a bad situation to a terrible one.  Fires are spreading across Croydon, Peckham and Hackney.  I know a couple of people who cannot get back to their homes tonight … Continue reading

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Right-wing feminism

Naomi Wolf has an interesting article about right-wing feminism on the Project Syndicate blog, in which she discusses the popularity of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann.  Ms Wolf argues that right-wing women crave equality just as strongly as left-wing women, … Continue reading

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