Angst

Feminist Times: Ten things I hate about feminism

Hate's a strong word but, from polarisation to anti-trans, to putting on two stone in her role as Editor, Deborah vents!


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Feminist Times: My Feminist Times ‘journey’

As Feminist Times as we know it is put on ice, Founder Charlotte Raven reflects.


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The Best of Feminist Times

A look back at some of the best moments from ten months of Feminist Times.


Money & Work

Feminist Times: Money and a room of our own

Deputy Editor Sarah Graham on labours of love: how often women are expected to work for free, including us.


Politics

What Feminist Times means to me…

Consciousness raising, subjectivity, troublemaking, and freedom to write while still paying the bills.


Culture

Dolly Parton – “A radical in rhinestones”

Author Helen Morales on the feminism of music legend Dolly Parton.


Hard Times

Companies must end culture of secrecy for the Equal Pay Act to work

Gloria De Piero, on why 44 years after it was enshrined in law, women earn just 80p to every man's £1


Relationships

Andrea Dworkin’s Last Rape

Her harrowing experience is now a theatre piece. Her life partner tells the backstory.


Bodies

The Ecosexuals are Coming!

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein interviews Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens about ecosexuality and Post-Porn Modernist.


Speculum

“Cliquish, tunnel-vision intolerance afflicts too many feminists”

An interview with "dissident feminist" Camille Paglia about the fourth wave.


Gender

“The left has a tendency to eat itself. The anti-capitalist left, the feminist left”

Laurie Penny in conversation with Contributing Editor Roz Kaveney.


Angst

Most rapists and murderers aren’t ill. Don’t call misogynists “mad”

Philippa Willitts looks at the impact of language on furthering mental health stigma.


Hard Times

Lifeworks and the power of protest

An update from Lifeworks, the mental health clinic threatened with closure.


Culture

Suarez got a longer ban for biting than racism

Football fan Jude Wanga on how the biggest story of the World Cup has a racist undercurrent.


Culture

Song Sisters: A free songwriting masterclass tour, just for women

Are you an aspiring singer-songwriter? Don't miss the Song Sisters tour this summer.


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Feminist Events Listings: July 2014

Storm in a Teacup's Verity Flecknell presents this month's feminist event highlights.


Culture

Kahlo’s work still tells a story we struggle to talk about, even today

Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo, the retrospective feminist icon.


Gender

Trojan Horse: Ofsted & the media fall short on gender

The girls and their views have been invisible in the narrative of an Islamic extremist plot.


Culture

Eclectica: the project demanding equality

Daniel Ball speaks to Eclectica's Project organisers to find out more about the two day festival.


Culture

Why is the BBC filing Rolf Harris coverage in “Entertainment & Arts”?

Louise Pennington believes the BBC continues to demonstrate a lack of understanding.


Culture

Orphan Black: TV’s most woman-centred drama

Roz Kaveney on the series that passes not only the Bechdel Test but the Trinity Test too.


Relationships

Bates’ blueprint for a ‘normal’ wedding won’t inspire those who want to be different

Deputy Editor Sarah Graham asks why feminist wedding guides are so reluctant to be radical.


Politics

Land of Smiles: exploring Thailand’s anti-trafficking movement

Erin Kamler, creator of 'Land of Smiles', explains why some policies do more harm than good.


Gender

Video: “Expected victimhood” – do you know how to escape a zip tie?

Director Claire Kurylowski addresses why "How to Break Out of Zip Ties" went viral.


Politics

It’s divisive to talk about rebranding the F word

Leisa Taylor reports back from the second Feminist Times West Midlands event.


Money & Work

SHE-form: Art and feminism beyond borders

Anna Olsson tells us about She-form, an organisation for women in design.


Politics

Iranian women’s stealthy freedom

As William Hague reopens Britain's embassy in Iran, Contributing Editor Kat Lister looks at the lives of Iranian women.


Money & Work

Howzat? Cricket board stumps women’s pay potential

£20,000 a fortnight women's tournament rejected, while men bowled over by six figure salaries.


Angst

OJ, Yewtree & Pistorious: It’s time we listened to Sue Lees

Kate Smurthwaite on how our justice system continues to let men get away with murder and rape. When will it change?


Politics

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: Slow steps towards progress

Jude Wanga's final report examines the pros and cons of initiatives to end rape in war.


Politics

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: An interview with Women for Women International

The second of Jude Wanga's reports from the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.


Bodies

End sexual violence in conflict: Change will come from the Congolese

Jude Wanga reports from the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.


Bodies

A Womb With a View: After birth – what I’ve learned…

After the birth of her baby boy, Jude Rogers has some epiphanies and top tips.


Culture

“I call on those who live in the shadows”

Maleficent: Patriarchy, the Queer world & trauma. Contributing Editor Roz Kaveney on why Jolie's new film is radically subversive.


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Elizabeth Fremantle: Feminism is…

Novellist Elizabeth Fremantle tells us what feminism is for her.


Politics

We need more women in politics.

The UK, where the gender majority are ruled by the minority, came 65th out of 189 countries when it comes to women in politics.


Utopia & End Times

Coat hangers and blood: Imagine a world without abortion

Illegal abortion is only a channel away from the UK & the US is making it harder. We must remember the cost of not having control over our bodies.


Hard Times

Unemployment up by as much 272%: Black & minority ethnic women hit hard

We need to highlight the different experiences within ethnic groups says Kalwinder Sandhu


Bodies

Summertime body-shaming is upon us: No more bikini body war!

Bethany Rutter explains how every time you subvert cultural norms about how a body should look in public, that’s a victory.


Bodies

Brown beauty: from TV to the high st the beauty industry is still racist

A feminist critique on femininity is all very well, says Contributing Ed Reni, but women of colour still don't even have equal access.


Relationships

Sexism makes female sexual dysfunction a hidden problem

When women are assumed to have low sex drives, medical problems can fly under the radar. Emily Griffith asks why.


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Rachel Williams: Feminism is…

Rachel Williams gives us her definition of feminism.


Hard Times

Beaten & begging: all India’s parties ignore the “untouchable” widows

"Widows here are in a prison-type situation of hellish purgatory and people think they deserve it. "


Speculum

How pioneering women took back Yoga from men.

How did a medieval male practice become a multi-billion pound global business with an almost entirely female customer base?


Culture

True Detective & the fetisisation of killing women

As long as we accept a low amount of women making our telly, rape and violence against women will be used to prop up stories about men.


Bodies

Why don’t you use the female condom?

Why hasn't the female condom taken off in developed countries?


Speculum

‘Worcester Woman’ talks back: should there be more women in politics?

Co-ordinator of the first of our local teams explains why this new project is important.


Politics

Forget fascists for a moment as Sweden’s Feminist party make history in the EU

Swedish political party Feminist Initiative has gained a seat in European parliament.


Bodies

Fourth-wavers: We still need to fight for abortion.

Emily Letts and Josie Cunningham shocked because they treated abortion as normal.


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Erica Böhr: Feminism is…

Erica Böhr tells us what feminism means to her.


Gender

Fem:Ale a beer festival for women

The founder of Fem-ale on why we need to start taking women in the beer industry seriously.


Gender

The fear of reprisal: What happens if you stand up to harassment?

After Jeanne Marie Ryan was attacked for confronting a harasser, how do we weigh up the risk?


Relationships

The essential feminist’s guide to Pick Up Artists

Kate Smurthwaite investigates the sinister world of The Game.


Politics

Mothers and babies will die

NHA candidate responds to NICE's new guidelines about childbirth as we hurtle towards insurance-based maternity care.


Culture

The Punk Singer – Return of the Riot Grrrls?

Faye Lewis hopes Kathleen Hanna's legacy will inspire a new generation.


Hard Times

Why the East London housing crisis is a feminist issue

Fightback on the crisis facing Stratford's young mums


Money & Work

Who cares if Jill Abramson was bossy?

Abramson's dismissal affects us all, says Contributing Editor Kat Lister, in a world of work where language is used against women.


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Ana Hine: Feminism is…

Ana Hine tells us what feminism means to her.


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A feminist alternative to asylums?

Editor-in-Chief Charlotte Raven explores progressive solutions to the national mental health crisis.


Speculum

Hysteria 2.0: has fourth wave feminism made us all mad?

Freud & Firestone: the issue of feminism and mental health.


Hard Times

Save Lifeworks campaign: “They used our mental health against us”

Sarah Graham visits the patients occupying their community mental health clinic.


Bodies

“Silly, attention-seeking girl”: self-harm is a feminist issue

Naomi Salisbury explores a more feminist response to women using self-harm.


Politics

Why do so many progressives always fall short on mental health?

Editorial Board member Roz Kaveney asks why even the politically correct keep failing the mentally ill.


Culture

Eight ways to keep yourself sane on Twitter: online feminism & mental health

Psychiatrist Anna Fryer on taking care of your mental health online.


Relationships

W*NK: We need to talk about women & pleasure

Artist Sophie Crow explains why she created a book on female masturbation.


Gender

Why mixed therapy groups may do more harm then good

Mental health campaigner A. Lewis looks at the treatment of personality disorder.


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Feminist Events Listings: May 2014

Storm in a Teacup's Verity Flecknell presents her top feminist events in May 2014.


Bodies

Anorexia: an “anti-feminist” battle with my own body?

Glosswitch explores how we, as feminists, should respond to eating disorders.


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Donna Navarro: Feminism is…

Donna Navarro gives us her definition of feminism.


Gender

Why we can’t have nice things: A Gender Week post-mortem

Editorial Board member Roz Kaveney reflects on Gender Week.


Money & Work

“I break hearts & faces”: Women fighters forced to be sexy

Meet the women who are fighting back against sexism in Mixed Martial Arts


Culture

Plenty of problems but no solutions in Kirsty Wark’s ‘Blurred Lines’

Deputy Editor Sarah Graham gets a sneak peek at the BBC's Blurred Lines: The New Battle Of The Sexes.


Culture

We launch new Members perks with Blazing World competition

Members-only competition for two tickets the London Review Bookshop's event.


Angst

The Daily Mail, “White Dee” & the “Happy Depressive”

As Mental Health Awareness Week approaches the tabloids continue to foster contempt.


Money & Work

The ‘Model Minority’, like the ‘Virgin/Whore’ dichotomy, is man-made

White supremacy and patriarchy are unified, and we must be too, writes Joy Goh-Mah.


Speculum

“Whose Islam? Whose feminism?”

Making space for Muslim women at the feminist table means opening up our ideas of what both Islam and feminism can be.


Gender

#GenderWeek: What is gender? Survey results

The results of our #GenderWeek survey: what is gender?


Speculum

#Genderweek: Why are men violent?

We asked our #GenderWeek contributors to tell us why they think men are so violent and how that affects gender theory.


Speculum

#GenderWeek: The problem is capitalist-patriarchy socialising boys to be aggressive

Rad Fems need women-only space because trauma's complicated, not because we're essentialist.


Gender

#GenderWeek: Respectful discussion is possible

Other organisations as well as Feminist Times are trying to foster understanding and respect.


Angst

#GenderWeek: Truce! When radical feminists and trans feminists empathise

Is it possible to have both trans inclusion and women only space?


Speculum

#GenderWeek: Non-binary gender makes me free, not a traitor

CN Lester gives four reasons why gender pluralism is a feminist concept.


Relationships

‪#‎GenderWeek: Andrea was not transphobic

Andrea Dworkin's life partner on why she would not have allied herself with any view that furthers “biological superiority.”


Hard Times

#GenderWeek: The delusion of choice

Feminism must do more than talk about 'freedom of choice', says Lynne Segal.


Culture

#GenderWeek: “TERF-war”, online bullying & the dark art of doxing

Barrister and feminist Julian Norman unpicks the legalities around online debate & abuse.


Utopia & End Times

#GenderWeek: Class is to gender what a tube map is to London

Gender as a class system is a useful schematic but it does not show the full terrain of gender.


Angst

#GenderWeek: Male violence goes beyond domestic violence

Fatal male violence against women? No such thing as an "isolated incident".


Politics

‪#‎GenderWeek: Race shatters the idea of a shared female experience

Feminists who compare trans women to white cultural appropriators are wrong.


Money & Work

#GenderWeek: What about men? The end of women-only charities?

Why this domestic violence worker feels the pressure to stop seeing DV as a gendered crime.


Bodies

#GenderWeek: Biological sex is not binary

Evolutionary biologist Malin Ah-King gives us a scientific perspective on sex and gender.


Gender

#GenderWeek: Survey – What is gender?

How do you define gender?


Politics

It’s feminist to vote in the EU elections

Or you risk a UKIP win and a trashing of women's rights, says Paola Buonadonna of British Influence.


Gender

Announcing #GenderWeek, starting 28th April

Essentialism, Dworkin, TERF War, Gender Violence, Class, Choice, Women-Only, Rad V Lib...


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Feminist Toolkit: Free Tampons For All

How can your workplace, uni, or even local pub have a supply of free tampons for when you need them most?


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I didn’t know how to help until Rumble in the Jumble

How you can join women from the UK music industry raising money for women in the DRC.


Money & Work

The forgotten women of Kalamazoo

How Gibson forgot the women who made some of their best guitars.


Hard Times

10 reasons why debt is a feminist issue

We need to start talking about women's debt, says Fran O'Leary.


Culture

Sisterhood & After: Listen to Fifty Years of Feminism

Exclusive excerpts of the British Library's Sisterhood & After oral history collection.


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Janet Sparks: Feminism is…

Janet Sparks gives us her definition of feminism.


Money & Work

£500 million Easter indulgence in perspective

Deputy Editor Sarah Graham looks at our national £500 million spending on Easter chocolate.


Speculum

You don’t only get photographed when you’re eating

Tube eating shame photographs are the tip of a massive iceberg of creep shots.


Angst

Radical Agony Aunts: “I don’t respect my passive boyfriend”

Our Radical Agony Aunts respond to a question on hypocrisy in relationships.


Gender

Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

An in-depth Q&A on Chinese gender politics, with journalist & author Leta Hong Fincher.


Culture

The Daily Fail doth protest too much

This morning's Daily Mail gets all defensive as UK is branded sexist by UN special rapporteur.


Gender

EVAW welcomes UN expert’s comments on UK’s ‘sexist culture’

The End Violence Against Women Coalition respond to Rashida Manjoo's comments.


Relationships

Disabled Dating: I am not a freak, I am not a fetish

Disabled women have the right to be sexual beings too, writes Lisa Jenkins, but don't fetishise.


Culture

Be a girl with a mind, be treated like a dog on its hind legs

Kat Lister raises a popular question once more: do we really need a women's book prize?


Bodies

The march backwards: Women’s sexual & reproductive rights at risk

Marie Stopes International's Thilde Knudsen on recent attacks against reproductive rights.


Culture

Review: Everyday Sexism

Lee Chalmers, a Founder Member of Feminist Times, reviews the Everyday Sexism book.


Culture

Hollywood still male and pale

New York Film Academy audits Black inequality in film.


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Hannah Wheatley: Feminism is…

Hannah Wheatley tells us what feminism means to her.


Bodies

Happy fatties are erased from the media

The mainstream media censors the joy of fat people through fear of promoting obesity.


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Becoming Advertising

Now even the Guardian's at it, will it be long before reality segues seamlessly into advertising? Or has it already happened?


Culture

Everyday Sexism Book Launch: Does anything shock Laura Bates anymore?

Q&A with Laura Bates to celebrate the publication of the Everyday Sexism book.


Politics

Feminism cannot compromise on the liberation of women

Compromise cannot and should not be a feminist policy, argues Louise Pennington.


Bodies

Manifesto: Doctors of the World campaign for women to be “Names not Numbers”

Doctors of the World present the manifesto for their Names Not Numbers campaign.


Hard Times

‘Manifestly Inadequate’: austerity and cuts are punishing and devastating

Philippa Willitts looks at the impact of austerity on the lives of disabled women.


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Feminist Events Listings: April 2014

Storm in a Teacup's Verity Flecknell presents her top feminist events in April 2014.


Politics

Be prepared to compromise or ‘feminism’ will be a dirty word once again

Fourth wave feminism is in danger of being derailed, warns Body Gossip's Natasha Devon, unless we sugar the medicine.


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Heather Dale: Feminism is…

Heather Dale tells us what feminism is for her.


Money & Work

Womb with a View: Bounty – I’ve got my best “fuck-off face” ready

In her final column before giving birth, Jude Rogers reminds us of the continuing presence of Bounty on maternity wards.


Gender

The most badass women in history: Sister Like You

Jade Coles on why we need to learn some lessons from history's most notorious women and demand more power in our lives.


Speculum

“Crying wolf”: Why don’t the police believe women?

Psychiatrist Anna Fryer analyses the police force to try and discover why women are so often still not believed.


Culture

Preview: Birds Eye View Film Festival

A look ahead at the highlights of next week's Birds Eye View Film Festival.


Hard Times

Hackney’s Active Citizens

Young people from Shoreditch Trust's Active Citizen's programme present their arguments for change.


Relationships

“You’re such a nice girl, why aren’t you married?”

What drove photographer Suzanne Heintz to take a family of mannequins on holiday?


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Obituary: Nuts Magazine

Comedian Kate Smurthwaite bids good riddance to Nuts magazine.


Bodies

Happy 40th Birthday, free contraception!

bpas celebrates 40 years of free contraception in the UK and calls for a new contraceptive revolution


Money & Work

Creatures of Adland: collective nouns for advertisers

Introducing Creatures of Adland, a blog project holding a mirror up to the advertising industry.


Relationships

Put your money where your rights are: Top 5 of Lesbian Wedding Gumpf

We're celebrating everyone having the right to spend a fortune on a wedding.


Politics

Call yourself an “Intersectional Feminist”?

Contributing Editor Reni Eddo-Lodge interviews the mother of intersectionality, Dr Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw.


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Joan Munro: Feminism is…

What is feminism? Joan Munro gives us her answer.


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#SexIndustryWeek: Manifesto – Indigenous Women Against the Sex Industry

As part of #SexIndustryWeek, the Indigenous Women Against the Sex Industry present their manifesto.


Utopia & End Times

#SexIndustryWeek: We can’t have good sex in an unequal society

From the Puritans to Josephine Butler, Susan Dowell explores a history of sex industry free utopias and what they can offer us.


Hard Times

#SexIndustryWeek: Playing The Whore – The Saviors

The fifth and final extract from our exclusive serialisation of 'Playing The Whore'.


Gender

#SexIndustryWeek: My enemy’s enemy is my friend

Roz Kaveney writes on the alliance between sex workers and the trans community.


Money & Work

#SexIndustryWeek: Manifesto – English Collective of Prostitutes

The English Collective of Prostitutes present their manifesto.


Speculum

#SexIndustryWeek: Playing The Whore – The Stigma

The fourth extract from our exclusive serialisation of 'Playing The Whore'.


Bodies

#SexIndustryWeek: Nobody’s entitled to sex, including disabled people

Disabled feminist Philippa Willitts addresses the argument that, without sex workers, poor disabled people would never get any sex.


Culture

#SexIndustryWeek: The Future of Porn

Technology journalist Jordan Erica Webber explores the potential future of porn.


Money & Work

#SexIndustryWeek: Playing The Whore – The Industry

The third extract from our exclusive serialisation of 'Playing The Whore'.


Gender

#SexIndustryWeek: Five Gloria Steinem quotes

As Gloria Steinem turns 80, we look at her perspective on the sex industry.


Angst

#SexIndustryWeek: Dworkin was right about porn

"Feminism has to do more than simply polish patriarchy’s turds," says Glosswitch on porn.


Politics

#SexIndustryWeek: Playing The Whore – The Debate

The second extract from our exclusive serialisation of 'Playing The Whore'.


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#SexIndustryWeek: Review – Playing The Whore

Editor-in-Chief Charlotte Raven kicks off #SexIndustryWeek with her review of 'Playing The Whore'.


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#SexIndustryWeek: Playing The Whore – The Police

The first extract from our exclusive serialisation of 'Playing The Whore'.


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Lydia Johnson: Feminism is…

Lydia Johnson gives us her definition of feminism.


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Profile: Hamburger Queen

Performer and broadcaster Scottee explains why he founded Hamburger Queen, a fat talent show.


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Again! Again!

Editor-in-Chief Charlotte Raven hymns the redemptive power of running jokes.


Culture

Shakespeare’s Dark Aemilia

Was Aemilia Lanyer the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets? Novelist Sally O'Reilly reimagines her inspiring life.


Money & Work

Comeback: I had a duty to challenge Julia Bradbury’s comments

Broadcaster Miriam O'Reilly responds to Lynne Segal's article on the Countryfile ageism row.


Gender

Men, know your place!

"Men who understand feminism don’t need our praise," says Louise Pennington.


Culture

Should we stop asking pop stars about feminism?

Contributing Ed Kat Lister on how feminism is being used to market popstars and yet we fall for it every time.


Bodies

Review: Close To You

Sarah Graham reviews Jennie Eggleton's powerful one-woman play on living with an eating disorder.


Gender

Mild-mannered Countryfile gets ugly: TV, ageism & sexism

Professor Lynne Segal looks at sexism & ageism in TV as mudslinging continues between presenters O'Reilly & Bradbury.


Politics

Feminist Times presents: SEX INDUSTRY WEEK, 24th – 30th March

Exclusive serialisation of Playing the Whore, plus content by Glosswitch, Susan Dowell, Jordan Webber, Roz Kaveney


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Profile: Sheroes of History

Naomi Wilcox introduces her new blog, Sheroes of History.


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Janet Veitch: Feminism is…

Janet Veitch tells us what feminism means to her.


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A Womb With A View: Antenatal depression

We all know about post-natal depression, but what about antenatal depression?


Bodies

Profile: My Body Back Project

Pavan Amara writes about how My Body Back Project hopes to support sexual violence survivors.


Hard Times

LONG READ: Chav is a feminist issue

Intersectional feminism, class and austerity: a speech from Manchester feminism conference by Rhian E. Jones.


Angst

Not into trains: Gender bias & Asperger’s Syndrome

Michelle Parsons was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as an adult. She explores the gender bias associated with the condition.


Gender

A guide to being a woman in 21st century Israel

As David Cameron visits Israel, Hila Beyovits-Hoffman looks at women's role in the Israel Defense Forces.


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20 years of women priests, but still no women bishops

Sarah Graham interviews Angela Berners-Wilson, one of the first women priests.


Politics

NHA Party: “Your NHS is being destroyed and you don’t even know it”

Deputy Editor Sarah Graham interviews Dr Louise Irvine and comedian Rufus Hound about the National Health Action Party.


Gender

The unheard voices of World War One

As part of Women's History Month, Rebecca Winson asks why, 100 years on, we've forgotten the women writers of WW1.


Gender

Women are used to being ignored, even in their millions

Does Million Women Rise's front page coverage this weekend show that women are finally being listened to, asks Reni?


Politics

Wowzers: “Controversial themes are overlooked in bigger events”

Wowzers, running parallel with the bigger WOW Festival on the Southbank, sought to give even greater representation.


Culture

From Trafficking to Fashionistas: WOW tries to encapsulate all feminisms

Contributing Editor Kat Lister immersed herself in the world of WOW Festival 2014.


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Natalie Bennett: Feminism is…

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett tells us what feminism means to her.


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RadFem UK launches

New radical feminist organisation RadFemUK launches this evening.


Relationships

“Plagiarism begins at home” – uncovering the real Zelda Fitzgerald

Kat Lister looks at Zelda Fitzgerald's hidden literary legacy.


Culture

How the youths’ villain went from Thatcher to Harry Styles

Harry Styles beats Putin and Cameron at being "Villain" for NME readers.


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Feminist Toolkit: How to organise a union

As part of our coverage of the miners' strike 30th anniversary, Frances O'Grady provides a guide to organising a workplace union.


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Women Against Pit Closures: memories from the miners’ strike, 30 years on

As part of Women's History Month, we mark the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike.


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Anne Scargill: “There’s no jobs. There’s nothing. In 1984 we knew this would happen”

Sarah Graham interviews Anne Scargill on the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike.


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Emmeline Pankhurst turns up in a pancake

Celebrate Pancake Day with your very own Pankhurst Pancake.


Politics

Review: Nineties Woman – Rosie Wilby

Deputy Editor Sarah Graham reviews Rosie Wilby's Nineties Woman show.


Culture

The end of orchestral sexism?

Morley College launches a conducting course for young women - what does it mean for classical music?


Speculum

Open letter to journalists: middle class strippers – it’s neo-liberalism, stupid

After another Daily Mail journo gets in touch, Dr Kate Hardy is compelled to write an open letter.


Gender

Yarnstorming manly Manchester

Craftivists Warp & Weft explain why they've yarnstormed Manchester Town Hall.


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Feminist Events Listings: March 2014

Storm in a Teacup's Verity Flecknell presents her top feminist events in March 2014.


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#LGBTMarryMe: Feminist Times & Fox Problem Debate

The podcast and Storify of our debate: "Is same sex marriage just a distraction?"


Money & Work

Comeback: Why the Nordic Model harms women

Independent escort Laura Lee and the English Collective of Prostitutes respond to RadFem UK's article on the Nordic Model.


Politics

“Prostitution harms women”: RadFem UK & the Nordic Model

As the Nordic Model is voted through the European Parliament, we publish RadFem UK's case for abolition.


Politics

Profile: Maanda Ngoitiko

African Initiatives introduce Maanda Ngoitiko, who founded the Pastoral Women's Council.


Culture

Debbie Harry to become first woman musician awarded Godlike Genius

Blondie will pick up NME's Godlike Genius award tomorrow; Kat Lister looks at the impact for women in music.


Culture

Wowzers Festival: A feminist fringe event for International Women’s Day

Gianna Goulding explains why the Wowzers team are putting on a feminist fringe event, at the same time as Southbank's WOW Festival.


Speculum

Pussy Riot split confusion: cultural action always has blurred lines

Two years since Punk Prayer, researcher Susan O'Shea looks at feminist cultural activism.


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Profile: Women’s Independent Alcohol Support

Patsy Staddon on the work of Women's Independent Alcohol Support.


Culture

“PUSSY RIOT” release new video

Whoever Pussy Riot are, today their message is still incredibly important.


Angst

Review: My Life in Agony, Irma Kurtz

Our Personal Agony Aunt reviews Irma Kurtz's 'My Life in Agony'.


Politics

Tatchell: “Macho athletes are timid & silent in their collusion against human rights”

Peter Tatchell attacks the "retreating Left" and "timid, silent athletes", in an interview with Bernadette Hyland.


Bodies

After Abuse: The Noise of the Unsaid

Pakistani journalist Amna Iqbal interviews other survivors of sexual abuse in Karachi.


Politics

Profile: West London Fawcett

Nicola Ambler introduces the West London Fawcett report, 'Vote4Women'.


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Valentine’s Day: The anniversary of my mother’s death

While others are exchanging gifts, Charlotte remembers her mother on the anniversary of her death.


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Happy Valentine’s from Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

Make love to the Earth today, and every day! A message from Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle


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Taboo Corner: He was gorgeous – but married

An anonymous Feminist Times reader opens up about her recent entanglement with a married man.


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Greer? hooks? Dworkin? Send a feminist Valentine’s card

Looking for the perfect Valentine's card for the feminist in your life? Look no further.


Bodies

Congo Stigmata: The day Ensler crucified herself

Jude Wanga mourns a loss of faith in V-Day, telling Eve Ensler: "The women of Congo are not living cadavers."


Relationships

Top 10 Shit Valentine’s Gifts

What not to buy the woman in your life this Valentine's Day.


Speculum

I was sexually harassed more when pregnant and with my kids

Louise Pennington believes the harassment of women with children is sadly overlooked.


Angst

A Womb With A View: The anti-medicine brigade

In her first pregnancy diary, Jude Rogers rails against the anti-medicine brigade policing her choices.


Hard Times

Young mums are Stratford’s biggest Olympic losers

Sochi? Send John Sweeney to Stratford, says Editor Deborah Coughlin; the Olympic legacy is not all squeaky clean.


Politics

Many Russias: Sochi’s Absurdist Olympics

Russian academic Alexander Kondakov writes for us about the 'cultural bondage' of Russian anti-gay politics.


Relationships

‘Girls’: Lesbians in Russia

Artist Anastasia Korosteleva presents her photography series looking at the state of Russia for lesbian women.


Culture

Q&A: Dazed & Confused about feminism

February sees style mag Dazed & Confused take on feminism.


Gender

TV’s got a Fox Problem and I hope it’s zoo TV

The second series of an all-female zoo TV show heralds a serious channel change predicts Editor Deborah Coughlin.


Bodies

#FeministFatChat: Is Fat Still A Feminist Issue?

Catch up on the discussion from last week's panel event: Is Fat Still A Feminist Issue?


Politics

Obama sends lesbians to Sochi

Ahead of the Russian Winter Olympics, Carol Wical looks at the lesbian sportswomen fighting for LGBT rights.


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Bums, heels and media darlings: What feminists want?

Why do even our readers prefer high profile media stories to the environment? Shape up, says Salvidge.


Politics

A brief herstory of lesbian feminism

As part of LGBT History Month, Dr Finn Mackay presents a brief herstory of lesbian feminism.


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Feminist Events Listings: February 2014

Storm in a Teacup's Verity Flecknell presents her top pick of feminist events in February.


Money & Work

Farage, it’s the system that needs changing – not biology

Comments made by the UKIP leader Nigel Farage belie truths about sexism which society likes to pretend don’t exist, says Mel Tibbs.


Hard Times

How to make the unhappiest town happy

Social Artist Dan Thompson explains how we can make revolution an everyday thing.


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Happy Birthday to Eu-nuch

Today is Germaine Greer's 75th birthday. Charlotte Raven reflects on her life and work.


Bodies

Carry on Groping

Dave Lee Travis said groping was the "norm" the 70s, wasn't it just normal to get away with it?


Angst

Porn searches lead to feminist websites

We are distressed to discover half of the top ten keywords that lead readers to Feminist Times are porn or rape porn related.


Culture

From Beliebers to broadcasters, noisy women are powerful

Noisy women are seen as a danger to the powers that be, says Jude Rogers as her Radio 4 docu on female fandom airs.


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Profile: Clit Rock

We continue our series of grassroots profiles with Dana Jade explaining how Clit Rock was born out of rage.


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Feminist Toolkit: How to make a Citizen’s Arrest

Just because you probably shouldn't ever make a citizen's arrest, doesn't mean you shouldn't know how to do it.


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Feminist evangelism: Blurred Lines at The Shed

Sarah Graham reviews Blurred Lines at The Shed, National Theatre.


Gender

VIDEO: The World After Men

Matthew Hancock, Carol Gilligan and Finn Mackay debate the merits of matriarchy.


Culture

Cate Blanchett, choice and complicity on the red carpet

Glosswitch responds to Lynden Barber's trashing of Cate Blanchett in yesterday's Guardian.


Bodies

Intrusive entitlement: disabled women as public property

Philippa Willitts objects to the oppressive paternalism forced on disabled women.


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Your dinner’s been spiked

Eating more fish to be healthy? Rachel Salvidge uncovers what's really in your fish supper.


Bodies

The politics of skin lightening

Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the impact of Eurocentric beauty ideals on women of colour.


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My last word on Reality TV

Editor-in-Chief Charlotte Raven explores our collective relationship with Reality TV.


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Rebecca O’Connor: Feminism is…

Rebecca O'Connor tells us what feminism means to her.


Gender

Newsflash: Notorious sexist Russell Brand ‘slain’

Russell Brand comes out against Page 3, declaring "teenage, sexist me was slain."


Bodies

Did Barbie’s trademark get the Plastic Surgery app taken down?

Barbie puts her weight banning that awful game, but has it been taken down for the right reasons?


Relationships

Poetry, rather than the media, understands Real Sex

Charlotte Raven discovers real sex in a poetry book, not on Channel 4.


Bodies

Off with her problem bits! iTunes release plastic surgery app for kids

Children's imaginations are the new battleground for the normalisation of so-called plastic surgery.


Politics

#lifeofamuslimfeminist: Noorulann Shahid on how it began

Deputy Editor Sarah Graham speaks to Nooralunn Shahid about the issues raised by #lifeofamuslimfeminist.


Culture

Two women hosted a massive show and the world did not implode

More funny women on British TV please broadcasters? We need an alternative to the Wozzy and Fry white boys club.


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New Year Message from a Crone: Woman’s Inner Time

Raga Woods calls on the Elders to join her in changing the world in 2014 - and don't call her Granny.


Speculum

Sadomasochism on the High Street

After a Christmas of not fitting in, Deborah demand's the High St makes fashion a pleasure for size 16+ women.


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A 2014 resolution: Adopt a feminist

Beulah Maud Devaney's New Year's resolution is to make new feminists feel more welcome.


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New Year, New You? Face 2014 with Fatitude

Amy Lamé argues that political activism is the key to a healthy 2014.


Money & Work

VACANCY: Feminist Times fundraiser

Feminist Times is looking for a part-time fundraiser.


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What women really worry about 2014: The stats

The glossies say we want to look different; the stats, says Fran O'Leary, expose a very different wish list.


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Chi Onwurah: Feminism is…

Labour MP Chi Onwurah tells us what feminism means to her.


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Comeback: Running? It’s just jogging

Katie Stanton responds to Deborah Coughlin's article 'Running? It's just jogging.'


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Feminist Events Listings: January 2014

Storm in a Teacup's Verity Flecknell presents her top feminist events in January 2014.


Bodies

Happy New You: mopping up the fall-out from enforced gluttony

The phenomenon of the yoyo diet is only good for capitalism; let's listen to our bodies instead says Body Gossip's Natasha Devon.


Gender

#12DaysOfSexism: December 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: November 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: October 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: September 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: August 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: July 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: June 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: May 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: April 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: March 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: February 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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#12DaysOfSexism: January 2013

Throughout the 12 days of Christmas, we look back at sexism over the last 12 months.


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Most Read on Feminist Times 2013

Do you know what Feminist Times readers are passionate about or what sets Twitter on fire?


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Least Read on Feminist Times 2013

Reckon you know what subjects make a Twitter breeze as opposed to a storm?


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#IDontBuyIt: To have and to have not

Completing our #IDontBuyIt theme, Charlotte Raven's Christmas editorial looks at foodist culture.


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A year in Black Feminism

Reni Eddo-Lodge looks back at Black Feminism in 2013.


Culture

#IDontBuyIt: Feminism For Sale

Has feminism sold out to the ad men? Rebecca Winson looks at the commodification of the F word.


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#IDontBuyIt: Make Your Own Feminist Fairy!

Artist Rebecca Strickson made Feminist Times readers an easy cut-out Emily Davison to adorn your tree.


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#IDontBuyIt: How to be a Christian and a feminist

Co-author of Reclaiming the F Word Kristin Aune explains how a non-patriarchal Jesus inspires her.


Gender

#5yearssinceMaria: Duluth – how we can stop failing women like Maria

Alex Taylor looks at how multi-agency action can help prevent similar tragedies.


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#IDontBuyIt: Immaculate Conception & Womb Envy

Psychiatrist Dr Anna Fryer looks at how feminist psychology can help us celebrate female fertility.


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#IDontBuyIt: Consuming the Season – gender, debt & credit

ThinkAgainGraphics uncover the relationship between gender, debt, credit and Christmas.


Money & Work

#IDontBuyIt: The Office Do – slut shaming, strip clubs & dancing girls

It's the season for Xmas office work parties so three women tell their sexist stories.


Gender

#5yearssinceMaria: Are these domestic violence sentences fair?

Which crimes are as harshly punished as domestic violence? We look at sentencing in 2013.


Money & Work

#IDontBuyIt: UnElfy working conditions under capitalism

An interview with an elf, lifting the lid on life in Santa's grotto.


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#IDontBuyIt: Profile – Echo

Sarah Henderson explains how Echo offers an alternative economy based on time and skills.


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#IDontBuyIt: TV this Christmas is one big sausage fest

TV Critic Issy Sampson looks for women on TV this Xmas and finds only sidekicks & sequins.


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All I want for Christmas… is a large measure of faux bonhomie

Christmas is a terrible time for depressives like Charlotte, but she doesn't want to be mistaken for grumpy.


Gender

#5yearssinceMaria: The manifesto of… a survivor of domestic violence

As we remember Maria Stubbings, a survivor of domestic violence tells us her story.


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#IDontBuyIt: Profile – Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day 2013 was on Saturday 30 November. The team behind the UK campaign tell us what it's all about.


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WIN: Funny Women Weekend Workshop

Enter our Christmas raffle to win a place on the weekend comedy workshop and review it for Feminist Times.


Gender

#IDontBuyIt: High street stores ‘less sexist’ this Christmas than last year

A survey by the Let Toys Be Toys campaign finds a reduction in gendered toy signs.


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#5yearssinceMaria: Remembering Maria Stubbings

National domestic violence charity Refuge remembers Maria Stubbings, murdered five years ago, and the 460 women killed since.


Money & Work

#IDontBuyIt: “I lost everything” – rebuilding after the crash

Joanne Dove explains how discovering the Free Economy helped her recover from financial ruin.


Gender

#IDontBuyIt: A Very Feminist Christmas Theme Week 16th – 22nd

We love a theme week and we've really gone to town on our Christmas themed week.


Politics

Comeback: Cameron’s ‘Rape Porn Law’ and BDSM

Rape Crisis South London's Fiona Elvines explains why misinformation in the mainstream is polarizing this debate.


Politics

Cameron and Rape Porn

Daisy Bata argues that controlling the innocents of sexual play will do nothing to stop those who actively seek to control.


Bodies

No More Page 3: A bit of fence sitting

The No More Page 3 team explain why they're sitting on the fence about porn.


Money & Work

Who runs this place?

Our regular environment columnist longs for the days of feudalism - at least you knew who to blame.


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Eleanor Jones: Feminism is…

Eleanor Jones gives her definition of feminism.


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Reflections on Greenham, 11 December 1983

Thirty years ago 50,000 women gathered at Greenham Common military base. Today five of them look back.


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Death of the Slut

Are we seeing the death of the word Slut? Rebecca Myers hopes so.


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Get off that wrecking ball and get yourself a Wrecking Bar

Artist Allanah Currie talks us through her riot slut chairs, muffs and lipstick red wrecking bars.


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Clare Cochrane: Feminism is…

Clare Cochrane tells us what feminism means to her.


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VIDEO: Afghan Women’s Rights – A doctor’s story

On International Human Right's Day, Amnesty International launches two films on Afghan women's rights.


Culture

Comeback: #feministheels

Feminist Times readers respond to Charlotte Raven's editorial on high heels.


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VIDEO: Afghan Women’s Rights – A teacher’s story

On International Human Right's Day, Amnesty International launches two films on Afghan women's rights.


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#16Days: Profile – Women’s Aid

Spotlight on the work of Women's Aid, by their CEO Polly Neate.


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Trish Harrison: Feminism is…

Trish Harrison gives her response to the question "what is feminism?"


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A feminist in high heels is like Dawkins in a rosary

Editor Charlotte Raven responds to the first question she always gets asked.


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Losing it. No one warns young women about anxiety

Feminist blogger Grace Campbell opens up about her recent battle with anxiety after leaving home for the first time.


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Natasha Devon: Feminism is…

Body Gossip's Natasha Devon gives her definition of feminism.


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Progress Report: Feminist Times at 8 weeks

What we achieved in the first 8 weeks, what's to come and why we need to convert readers to members.


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Liz Colebrook: Feminism is…

Liz Colebrook demonstrates what feminism means to her.


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Top Ten of 2013’s Most Unlikely Feminists

Fashionable Feminism. We present, without comment, a list of famous people who declared themselves feminist in 2013.


Relationships

Mothers who fight for Justice: Sheila Blanco

Mark Blanco's mother is still campaigning for justice. Deborah Coughlin talks to the mother of a dearly missed friend.


Speculum

Inspire: ‘Let’s Start a Pussy Riot!’

Three of the women behind the book Let's Start A Pussy Riot lift the lid on realising ambitious feminist projects.


Relationships

London Feminist Film Festival: Representations of Lesbianism

Alisha Rouse reports back from last week's London Feminist Film Festival.


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Kiera Senst: Feminism is…

What is feminism? Kiera Senst gives her definition.


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Ron Burgundy returns? He never went away

New survey shows two thirds of women journalists experience abuse in the work place.


Bodies

London Feminist Film Festival: Body Politics

Alisha Rouse reports back from last week's London Feminist Film Festival.


Hard Times

#16Days: Survey highlights funding crisis for domestic violence services

Women's Aid's Annual Survey reveals 155 women turned away from refuges in one day.


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Annette Rimmer: Feminism is…

Radio producer Annette Rimmer gives her definition of feminism.


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Feminist Events Listings: December 2013

Verity Flecknell, founder of the Storm In A Teacup collective, gives us her top pick of events in December.


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#16Days: Save Edinburgh Rape Crisis

Edinburgh Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre fundraising event, 5 December.


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Cass Wedd: Feminism is…

Cass Wedd gives us her definition of feminism.


Culture

Review: Inspirational Women of North-East England

Editorial Assistant Sarah Graham visits the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle.


Money & Work

‘Who can afford 50 weeks of unpaid leave?’

New father Steve Horry reacts to the government's plans for shared paternity leave.


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The Face of Pussy Riot

Charlotte Raven uncovers why, in our culture, anonymity can be more powerful than selfies.


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Anon: Feminism is…

An anonymous Feminist Times reader tells us what feminism is for them.


Culture

Infographic: The Guardian’s Best Books of 2013

ThinkAgainGraphics looks at the gender split of The Guardian's Best Books list.


Culture

TV (and Oprah) changed my life

A TV programme inspired three women in London to escape servitude. Deborah looks at the power of telly.


Culture

Comeback: Teaching Men To Be Feminist – Anne Dickson

Author Anne Dickson responds to our review of her new book, Teaching Men To Be Feminist.


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#16Days: Support Refuge without spending a penny

Sign up for Emerald Street's daily email and £1 goes straight to Refuge.


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Linda Odd: Feminism is…

Mental health worker Linda Odd tells us what feminism means to her.


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Zaha Hadid or Ann Widdecombe: What’s your idea of the childless spinster?

Jody Day writes about the social stigma of unexpectedly finding yourself childless and single over 45.


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Taboo Corner: Why did I have kids?

An anonymous reader tells us why she wouldn't have children if she had the chance again.


Gender

#16Days: The Disbelieving of Women*

Pakistani activist Samreen Shahbaz argues that women continue to suffer from Cassandra's curse.


Hard Times

Older women in the northwest rally to save our NHS

Bernadette Hyland speaks to women in the Keep Our NHS Public campaign.


Culture

Hollywood still likes its women naked and silent

New York Film Academy audit and celebration of women in the film industry.


Angst

Radical Agony Aunts: “Letting my family down”

Our Radical Agony Aunts tackle the problem of guilt and self-deprecation.


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#16Days: A Tiny Protest

Want to do something tiny to help survivors of trafficking? Join the new Eaves campaign.


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Twatter: Out of Time

Twitter and big ideas.


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Esra Gurkan: Feminism is…

Esra Gurkan answers the question "what is feminism?"


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Engineering for girls: Addressing the image problem

Government Minister Jo Swinson writes for us about the need to improve gender equality in engineering.


Gender

#16Days: Counting Dead Women

Karen Ingala Smith explains why she's spent the last two years counting dead women.


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Arthur McDonald: Feminism is…

Today's "Feminism is..." post is by Arthur McDonald.


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Feminist Teens: Where are the teen feminist mags?

Hannah Ewens argues that teen mags have been left unscathed in the debate around women’s media.


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#ManWeek: 16 Days of Activism Against Violence

As Man Week ends, Sarah Graham introduces the 16 days of activism to end gender violence.


Culture

#ManWeek: Review – Teaching Men To Be Feminist

Sarah Graham reviews Anne Dickson's new book, Teaching Men To Be Feminist.


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#ManWeek: The Survivalist

Charotte Raven investigates the masculine archetype of the Survivalist.


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#ManWeek: Taboo Corner – The Truth About Men

An anonymous radical feminist shares her feminist taboo.


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#ManWeek: What I know about Domestic Violence

Deborah Coughlin reflects on her personal experiences of abusive relationships.


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#ManWeek: How to be a man – Mid-Life Crisis

More Breaking Bad than Top Totty, Garry Mulholland on that most parodied of syndromes: Male mid-life Crisis.


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#ManWeek: Feminist Toolkit – Psychoanalysis

As part of Man Week psychiatrist Anna Fryer explains everything from Denial to Regression in under 1000 words.


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#ManWeek: Profile – White Ribbon Campaign

It's International Men's Day; as part of our Man Week we hear from the White Ribbon Campaign.


Gender

#ManWeek: What about my Man Day?

Is every day International Men's Day?


Culture

#ManWeek: The Bad Boy of Feminism on how to be a good male feminist

Self-appointed 'Bad Boy of Feminism', comedian James Mullinger, explains how to be a good male feminist.


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#ManWeek: My first love

Deborah Owhin, VAWG Specialist, former Domestic Homicide Review Lead, explains how fathers can prevent domestic abuse.


Bodies

#ManWeek: Son Preference… ‘where girls vanish with no trace’

Joni Seager, Professor & Chair of Global Studies at Bentley Uni presents an extract from her Atlas of Women on Son Preference


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#ManWeek: 18th – 25th November

Feminist Times uncovers what the real problem with men is, if men can be feminists and how we can work together.


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The Allure of PR

Editor Charlotte Raven on why no paywall, no PR, no ads is as hard as it sounds.


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Space Invaders: Men in feminist spaces

Jessie Thompson objects to men using feminism to get into her knickers.


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Lucy Davies: Feminism is…

Lucy Davies gives her response to the question "what is feminism?"


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What’s so safe about feminist, women-only space?

Academics Ruth Lewis and Elizabeth Sharp on their research into women-only spaces.


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India’s Forgotten Children

Sarah Graham attends the premiere of a documentary on India's Dalit children.


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Meets and Tweets: 3D feminism, online and off

Editorial Assistant Sarah Graham responds to Charlotte's latest editorial, Meets rather than Tweets.


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These women are not me

Maternal feminist Mel Tibbs argues that women in positions of power cannot represent women like her.


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Tania Shew: Feminism is…

Editorial Board member Tania Shew tells us what feminism is for her.


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Austerity Patriots? Pull the other one Dave

Entrepreneur Olivia Knight explains why 'Sam Cam’ meets Rosie Riveter' is just Cameron's fantasy.


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Refuge calls for 16 Days of fundraising against domestic violence

Mark the 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women by supporting national domestic violence charity Refuge.


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Roanne Dods: Feminism is…

Roanne Dods gives her response to the question "what is feminism?"


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Profile: Mothers at Home Matter

Marie Peacock tells us about the Mothers at Home Matter campaign.


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Fit is the new Thin

Deputy Editor Deborah Coughlin on why, in the world of branding, Fit is no better for feminism than Thin.


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VIDEO: Rape is Rape in any language

A powerful new campaign by Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.


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Sexist bygones: The Bus Wanker

Messages from the sexism-free future.


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Lily Barker: Feminism is…

Lily Barker tells us what feminism means to her.


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Equal Pay Day: women working for free

Statements from Maria Miller, Gloria de Piero and Natalie Bennett on Equal Pay Day.


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Sterilisation: The feminist thoughtcrime that brought down Taboo Corner

An examination of Feminist Times' first Taboo Corner, titled Sterilise Her.


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Teresa Stuart: Feminism is…

Teresa Stuart gives her definition of what feminism is.


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Feminist Toolkit: How to put up a shelf

A DIY guide to putting up a shelf, by handywoman Katie Hawks.


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Nimko Ali: A year as the face of FGM

Sarah Graham interviews "fanny forward" anti-FGM campaigner Nimko Ali.


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Who’s afraid of old age?

Lynne Segal explains why we must have more communication between younger and older feminists.


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Meets rather than Tweets

Adapting her speech from our first Members' event, Charlotte explains the vision of 3D feminism.


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Zoe Durnford: Feminism is…

Zoe Durnford tells us what feminism is to her.


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For once let’s really talk about slut-shaming

Can you be sex positive and anti-objectification? Glosswitch calls for a more honest discussion of "slut-shaming".


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Diary of a Tomboy: unisex clothes are expensive

Anna prefers unisex clothes to the pink and blue options.


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Feminist Fireworks

First Feminist Times Members' Event; 3D Feminism, sparks, bright ideas.


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Sadie Jones: Feminism is…

What is feminism? Sadie Jones gives her response.


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Savile case ignites feminism in music

Women in the music industry have been moved to speak out since the Savile case, argues industry pro Claire Southwick.


Gender

It’s time we stopped assuring people that feminism isn’t a threat

Finn Mackay's powerful closing speech from Feminism in London 2013.


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Feminist Events Listings: November 2013

Verity Flecknell, founder of the Storm In A Teacup collective, gives us her top pick of events in November.


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Claire Brayne: Feminism is…

What is feminism? Claire Brayne gives her response.


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Poetry: Faucet by Kavita Jindal

In response to the Saudi women's day of action against the driving ban.


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Femen – the beauty fascist fauminists

Femen are recruiting in Britain. Would the Feminist Times team qualify?


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GALLERY: Founder Members’ Restitution Ball

A selection of photos from our launch night Restitution Ball.


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Twatter: bell hooks

Twitter and big ideas.


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Liberty Guthrie: Feminism is…

19-year-old Liberty Guthrie gives her definition of feminism.


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Comeback: How To Be A Man – Porn

Feminist Times reader Victoria Coleman responds to Garry Mulholland's article on pornography.


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Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

In our very own Halloween Special, Dr Wanda Wyporska takes on Private Eye.


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The Cassandra Complex: Bubble Trouble

The latest environmental blog from Rachel Salvidge.


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Dave Verrill: Feminism is…

Dave Verrill tells us what feminism means to him.


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VIDEO: The Rise of Digital Feminism

Watch Editor Charlotte Raven interviewed as part of BBC Newsnight's report.


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Susan Dowell: Feminism is…

Today's "Feminism is..." post is by Susan Dowell.


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STORIFY: Feminism in London

A round-up of social media responses to a day of Feminism in London.


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Feminism in London: Saturday 26 October

Join Feminist Times at Feminism in London and Reclaim The Night tomorrow.


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VIDEO: Southall Black Sisters Demo

Sarah Graham and video reporter Jade Coles report on the SBS demo.


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Tina Jordan: Feminism is…

Tina Jordan tells us what feminism is to her.


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Radical Agony Aunts: “Threatened, objectified and worthless”

Our Radical Agony Aunts take on the dilemma of how to respond to street harassment.


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FiL: Lola Tinubu on BME women and secularism

The fourth in our series of Feminism in London speaker profiles is Lola Tinubu from London Black Atheists.


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Rachel Watson: Feminism is…

Today's "what is feminism?" response is by web designer Rachel Watson.


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It’s not Gloria de Piero’s boobs that are controversial. It’s her brains

Tess Finch-Lees looks at the link between lads mags and the dehumanisation of successful women.


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Lizzie Spring: Feminism is…

What is feminism? Lizzie Spring gives her response.


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FiL: Chris Green on the White Ribbon Campaign

Our third preview of Saturday's Feminism in London conference is a profile of Chris Green from White Ribbon Campaign.


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Twatter: Sigmund Freud

Twitter and big ideas.


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FiL: Natalya Dell on disability and bi-visibility

The second Feminism in London speaker we're profiling is Natalya Dell, talking about disability and bi-visibility.


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Why feel sorry for people on The X Factor?

Children's Editor Anna Sheahan on why we should have compassion for X Factor losers.


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Trista Hendren: Feminism is…

Author Trista Hendren tells us what feminism is to her.


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FiL: Shabina Begum on acid violence

The first in our series of profiles previewing the Feminism in London conference, where Shabina Begum is speaking about acid violence.


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B G Morgan: Feminism is…

Erotic novelist B G Morgan writes about his perspective on feminism.


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Isadora Vibes: Feminism is…

Performance artist Isadora Vibes gives us her definition of feminism.


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Twatter: Ed Tony Coult & Baz Kershaw

Twitter and big ideas.


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Alison Woolf: Feminism is…

What is feminism? Alison Woolf tells us what it means to her.


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Why immigration is a feminist issue

Chitra Nagarajan looks at current immigration policies ahead of Southall Black Sisters' demo next week.


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The complete history of feminism, according to the famous Lauren Barri Holstein

Performance artist The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein presents a history of feminism.


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A weekend in the Activist Garden at NEFG13

Editorial Assistant Sarah Graham reflects on a vibrant feminist gathering in Newcastle.


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Ode to Autumn

Inspired by the women's glossies, Charlotte Raven writes an Ode to Autumn.


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Flo Forster: Feminism is…

PPE student Flo Forster explains why feminism is "super easy".


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Feminist Toolkit: How to grow a thick skin

Twitter baiting journalist Julie Burchill and Psychotherapist Lucy Bereford help us work out how to grow a thick skin.


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Twatter: Susan Sontag

Twitter and big ideas.


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Running? It’s just jogging

Deborah Coughlin discovers she isn't really a runner after all.


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An Editor muses… Winter

This week Siri takes her turn to lovingly read a whimsical editorial from a women's glossy magazine.


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Madeleine Walton: Feminism is…

Artist Madeleine Walton gives us her definition of feminism.


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A is for Apathy: Why is Mr Gove not championing Abuse campaign?

The landmark Home Office Campaign This is Abuse is not being rolled out into our schools, Dep Editor Deborah Coughlin uncovers.


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Sarah Cason: Feminism is…

Sarah Cason tells us what feminism means to her.


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Ruth Lewis: Feminism is…

Ahead of the North East Feminist Gathering this weekend, co-organiser Ruth Lewis tells us what feminism is to her.


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Natalie Bennett marks International Day of the Girl

The Green Party leader's statement on the UN's International Day of the Girl Child.


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National Crime Agency: a missed opportunity for domestic abuse victims?

Donna Navarro questions why the NCA isn't tackling cyber stalking.


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Twatter: Michel Foucault

Twitter and big ideas.


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Diary of a Tomboy: Football

Anna Sheahan thinks about stereotyping and sport.


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An Editor muses… Autumn

The first in our series where we lovingly read the most whimsical editorials from the glossies.


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Joseph Attard: Feminism is…

Copywriter Joseph Attard gives his response to the question "what is feminism?"


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Newcastle firmly on the feminist map

This weekend once again sees a vibrant gathering of feminists in the North East.


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Twatter: Jacques Derrida

Twitter and big ideas.


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Sexist Bygones: The Heavy Breather

Messages from the sexism-free future.


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Green Party leader criticises lack of women in cabinet

Following this week's reshuffle, Natalie Bennett points out David Cameron is a long way from fulfilling his promise.


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Juliet Powell: Feminism is…

Mum of five Juliet Powell tells us what feminism is to her.


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How do you become… the UK’s first feminist prime minister?

Sarah Graham looks back at the career of the ultimate glass ceiling smasher, David Cameron.


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Women’s Realm

Editorial Assistant Sarah Graham presents a history of feminist utopias.


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Amna Riaz: Feminism is…

Student Amna Riaz gives us her definition of feminism.


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We are not all Pussy Riot

Fainthearted activist Sarah Graham is consoled by others redefining the front line.


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Review: Reclaiming the F Word

Editorial Assistant Sarah Graham reviews the new edition of Reclaiming The F Word.


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My punk feminist tantrum

Deputy Editor Deborah Coughlin explains why she doesn't want to meet her feminist heroes anymore.


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Caroline Lucas MP: Feminism is…

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas tells us what feminism is to her.


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Feminist Conspiracy: EU to ban anti-feminist speech

Sarah Graham brings you the latest updates in the great feminist plot for world domination…


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Profile: Rosa

Jo Shaw, executive director of the Rosa fund for women, tells us about their work.


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Twerking? Dat is jus’ winin’

Musician and activist Dana Jade couldn't work out what all the Miley Cyrus fuss was all about.


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Women in Comedy: ones to watch

Editorial Assistant Sarah Graham takes a look at the best up-and-coming women comedians.


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Forgotten Crafts: Traditional Dublin Biscuit Folding

Each month we look at a forgotten women's craft from herstory.


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In praise of interesting women

Charlotte Raven sets out the Feminist Times manifesto.


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No legal aid. No justice.

Lawyer Cris McCurley explains the implications of Legal Aid changes for women.


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Three-Dimensional Feminism

Nina Power, author of One-Dimensional Woman, on how to create a Three-Dimensional Feminism.


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Twatter: postmodernism

How much can you say in 140 characters? Twitterphobe Jan Woolf finds out.


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Women and the wireless revolution

Smart Gap? Joni Seager and Lucia Ricci uncover the facts about women and the smart phone revolution.


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The Cassandra Complex

|n her first environmental blog, Rachel Salvidge shares her newfound climate fears.


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Diary of a Tomboy

Introducing Anna Sheahan.


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A mother’s ruin

Dep Editor Deborah Coughlin writes about online gambling's female victims.


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Complex Cassandras

Charlotte Raven dooms everything.


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Catfighting Talk

A lesson in catfighting, as taught by Sarah Graham's kittens.


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War on Spanx

Burning your bra? That's so second wave. Decommission your shapewear instead.


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Sex party politics

Kike Dyke reveals what's really on offer at lesbian sex parties.


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Feminist Toolkit: First Aid

Our indispensable series of everyday life skills.


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For the sake of argument

Will Feminist Times go down in history as another feminist exploit destroyed by feminists?


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White Meat, Brown Men, Red Blood

A statement on sexual abuse by Bijli, a South Asian feminist group from Birmingham.


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Power and the glory seekers

Rachel Salvidge investigates Tony Blair syndrome.


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Obituary: Post-Feminism

Girl power, Tory feminism: we bury the wannabes.


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Debranding feminism

In the wake of our ‘rebranding feminism’ project with Elle and Mother, Charlotte Raven still thinks debranding is preferable.


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How To Be A Man: Porn

In his first How To Be A Man column, music journalist Garry Mulholland writes about his relationship with porn.


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Shying away from the front line

Editorial Assistant Sarah Graham is a shy and retiring feminist.


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In defence of lads mags

What are lads mags good for? A couple of things actually, as our Deputy Editor Deborah Coughlin explains.


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Campaign 4 Consent

17-year-old activist Yas Necati explains why she started a campaign for consent education.


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Lynne Segal: Feminism is…

Writer Lynne Segal begins our series "What is feminism?"


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Radical Agony Aunts: “too much of a turnoff”?

Our Radical Agony Aunts give advice to a breast cancer survivor.


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The inbetweener

Playwright Jo Clifford on her battle for indeterminancy.


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Why are French children better behaved?

Anna Sheahan wonders whether French children are better behaved.


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How do you become… Lord Chief Justice?

Want to be Lord Chief Justice? Sarah Graham tells you how.


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The witch report

Witchcraft historian Dr Wanda Wyporska debunks an old feminist myth.


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Taboo Corner: response

A response to your feedback.


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Video: Cannibals

Artist Lucy Beech presents a disconcerting view of female groups.


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Feminist Events Listings: October 2013

Verity Flecknell, founder of the Storm In A Teacup collective, gives us her top pick of events in October.


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The ‘hard times’ look

High-rolling thrifter Charlotte Raven reflects on the marketing of austerity.


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The manifesto of… a single mum on benefits

The manifesto of... a single mum on benefits: “How other people view my reality varies massively."