Feminism

The Dawkins Problem

2 August, 2014 // 9 Comments

Richard Dawkins was right when he recently said that ‘Nothing should be off limits to discussion.’ It was a point he made in a recent blog post following the fallout that happened after he tweeted comments comparing different types of rape and paedophilia. Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that's [...]

Weird, Intolerant and creepy: on being reduced to a little girl

5 April, 2014 // 9 Comments

I cannot remember a time that I have fluttered my eyelashes to get my own way, nor can I remember ever stamping my feet for similar reasons. Similarly, I have never thrown a tantrum or a paddy because someone didn’t like me or didn’t agree with me. I am also almost Thirty years old. Yet, despite all of this, I am often reduced to [...]

Criticisms of the ‘No More Page 3′ Campaign

17 January, 2014 // 1 Comment

Following recent articles in The Guardian by Ellie May O’Hagan and The Telegraph by Dr Brooke Magnanti regarding Russell Brand and his support of the No More Page 3 Campaign I though I would re-publish my post on the Page 3 Campaign that I originally wrote for the Heresy Club website before it closed down. Originally written in September [...]

Brains or Beauty? Meh.

14 July, 2012 // 1 Comment

My mum sometimes reads ‘Take a Break’ magazine and I sneak a look to see what sort of features they’re running that might be of interest to the more skeptically minded woman. Today’s find was a readers vote asking:  What gets you further in life – being clever or looking good? Would you prefer to be like TV presenter [...]

What are you doing, pro-choice allies?!

4 May, 2012 // 17 Comments

*update* This post is not a direct criticism of the Bristol demo at which the photo I’ve used was taken. This is a criticism of behaviour demonstrated in the photo shown. You can see a very similar photo here. I understand that the people blocking the signs in the photos in the post below and linked to above were a small group calling [...]

QEDcon tips

2 March, 2012 // 0 Comments

In 2012 I tweeted asking people what advice they would offer to people attending QEDcon for the first time. A hashtag somehow developed and some really interesting pieces of advice have been posted, so I thought I’d round some up here. Register on Friday at the mixer if you can You can register on Saturday morning too, but registering during [...]