Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fighting for equality

Australia has recently allowed women to serve on the frontline. While military life and customs hold no personal appeal, many men and women feel the call to defend our country. Traditional thought says that women shouldn’t engage in frontline combat … Continue reading

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A bad law for the burqa

Last spring, France banned full face veils in all public places.  Much as I oppose the burqa, I didn’t support a ban.  This ban was designed to protect the state, not women. This article in the Guardian this morning reports … Continue reading

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Should the Topman t-shirts be banned?

The Telegraph wonders why “feminists are getting their knickers in a twist” over the Topman t-shirts.  These are the t-shirts are the ones which say “Nice new girlfriend: what breed is she?” and “I’m sorry, but…” followed by a list … Continue reading

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Logic

Let’s get this straight: being logical does not make you right.  It’s perfectly possible to construct a logical argument based on flawed premises. You take a premise like, ooooh, the fact that it’s cold at night, and form a logical … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage

Excellent news regarding same-sex marriage: the Government is planning on holding a consultation next year, with a view to allowing same-sex civil marriage. I’ll certainly be responding in support of marriage equality, and will also ask the Government to allow … Continue reading

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That leaked memo…

There’s recently been something of a backlash against the Conservative’s thoughts about how to help women. The leaked document sets out the issue – that many policies have had a disproportionate effect on women – and some ideas around possible … Continue reading

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An open letter to Nadine Dorries

Dear Ms Dorries This morning I read a series of letters sent to you regarding uteruses. Some of these I agreed with, others I did not. I would like to add my voice. I’ve met you a couple of times. … Continue reading

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