Intersectionali… what?

Today, The Guardian reposted an article from Louise Mensch's blog, entitled how about some reality-based feminism? In it, Mensch makes some very good points about the current propensity for feminists on Twitter to lose their point under a pile of buzzwords. I completely agree that feminism has become alienating to those who don't understand words... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: International Women’s Day

Today, 8th March, is International Women's Day (IWD). It's a day for celebrating women's achievements globally, for discussing issues relavent to women's lives, and for taking action where it's still needed. Many people misunderstand the point of IWD, either thinking it's a Hallmark Holiday or bemoaning the apparent lack of an International Men's Day (which... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Beyond equality

Feminists always argue that, to a certain extent, gender inequality still exists. There is still a significant pay gap in many countries and violence against women is a big problem, plus we are being increasingly made to feel as though our own bodies are a battleground. The fight is not yet over. However, today I... Continue Reading →

Leapfrogging feminism: One woman’s mini-memoir

Leapfrogging feminism: can empowerment and equality be taught and learned? If you're reading this blog, chances are you may call yourself a feminist or are at least a proponent of gender equality. Your ideal world probably involves equal opportunity for all people, regardless of gender status (or lack thereof), and you are probably outraged when... Continue Reading →

Men, women: Different, equal

Before my festive blogging lull occurred, I was chatting to some female friends and discovered something so surpising that it was worth keeping in mind to blog about it now. The five of us were sat enjoying a spot of bubbly and some seasonal food, when the conversation somehow turned to feminism. I forget exactly... Continue Reading →

Pondering feminism

I was discussing feminist topics with a couple of friends last night when the issue of men and trans people being excluded from some feminist events came up. I was reminded of an old blog post of mine where I decided not to call myself a feminist as the pressure from certain types of feminist... Continue Reading →

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