Feminism

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 [...]