Tag Archives: sexist comments

How to be a Woman

Quite a while ago, I said that I would review Caitlin Moran’s new book “How to be a Woman”. Put simply, I thought that it was brilliant. Clearly, an un-cool childhood in the late 1980s is similar to an un-cool … Continue reading

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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

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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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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

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Tory war on women

Feminist Letters, a fellow blogger, has started a list of anti-women quotes and policies to back up the assertion that the Government is pushing an anti-woman agenda – a “Tory war on women”. I don’t believe that this Government is … Continue reading

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Roger Helmer MEP

Roger Helmer MEP has written a blog post which, while proporting to support Ken Clarke MP, twists his (already clumsy) words.  I can believe that Mr Clarke did not mean quite what his phrasing suggested, as he was speaking live … Continue reading

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Ken Clarke and date rape

Whether or not Ken Clarke said something ridiculous and out of touch depends partly on the inclusion of a comma. In responding to a question about why rape sentences were, on average, only five years long, said this: “That includes … Continue reading

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