Category Archives: feminism

Why are we still so scared to talk about grooming gangs?

Last week, in what was hailed by many as a very brave step in the right direction, the BBC aired a three-part drama called “Three Girls”. It told the story of three teenage girls in Rochdale who were befriended by … Continue reading

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Why do we need more female role-models?

A disturbing video is doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment, showing a mother and daughter systematically going through the selection of children’s books in a local bookshop, highlighting the disproportionately low number of children’s books that have female … Continue reading

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Abortion should not be a political football

The media were full or reports yesterday about the fact that Donald Trump has reinstated the anti-abortion Global Gag Rule (or the Mexico City Law). Many reports and commentators made much of the fact that he was surrounded by men … Continue reading

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The Terrifying Ignorance of Lily Allen’s “White Males” comments

Lily Allen has once again projected herself into the media spotlight with her recent comment that “I have only ever been sexually assaulted by white males” in a Twitter spat with English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson on the subject … Continue reading

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The Twitterati Strikes Back

In the latest Twitter storm, Steve Martin has apparently been shamed into deleting the tweet he posted in tribute to Carrie Fisher. What was this tweet that was so offensive, you ask? Well, it turns out his words were “When … Continue reading

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Fire by social media

I’m still reeling from my recent encounter with the feminarkies (an evolution of my original proposed ‘femi-archy’ for which I have my mum to thank). A bit of further background. This whole argument kicked off as a result of one … Continue reading

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The rise of femi-archy

Today I got into a bizarre fight on Facebook with a small group of feminists.   I have only myself to blame – I should know better than to try to argue that an issue which a number of self-declared feminists … Continue reading

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