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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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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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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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Credibility

The story of Dominique Strauss-Khan continues, first with his release earlier this week, and then a second accusation of rape. I’ve seen a number of blogs about the media interest in the credibility of the women involved, and in particular … Continue reading

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Hiring a criminal?

The hacking scandal, which has intensified over the last few days, provides further suggestion that Andy Coulson, former Communications Director for 10 Downing Street, was involved. The scandal is no longer about hacking the phones of celebrities – deleting messages … Continue reading

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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

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