Feminism Friday: Nineties Woman

This week's Feminism Friday post is about an award winning comedian's new show - the intriguingly titled "Nineties Woman: from activism to relative apathy". Rosie Wilby has been busily tracking down the collective of women she produced a feminist newspaper with at York University in the 1990s, and she has created a show all about... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Reinforcing stereotypes

Yesterday, The Telegraph published some interesting survey results regarding current opinion on feminism. Problem is, they reported their findings in such a lazy way that it would be extremely easy for readers to get the wrong idea. The article, topped with an image of Germaine Greer, claims that just one in seven women describes themselves... Continue Reading →

Sex and relationship advice

Who would you turn to for advice regarding issues in your sex life or relationship? If friends and family simply aren't an option - not everyone can share their problems with people they know - would you consider asking an expert? Many people do write to newspapers and magazines or radio and television shows who... Continue Reading →

Relationships: Public vs private

Speaking openly about being in a non-traditional relationship is a tricky thing. On the one hand, I want other people to understand that, while it may not be for everyone, it works well for us and is not really all that strange. On the other hand, I value my privacy and don't want to upset... Continue Reading →

Speaking to the press

When you read a story in a magazine or newspaper, how often do find yourself judging a person quoted in the article because of the angle that journalist took? Have you ever looked at portrait photographs alongside a headline or caption and then made some assumptions about the person you see solely because of that... Continue Reading →

Sex writing and the media

Yesterday I picked up a copy of the London Evening Standard and my attention was immediately drawn to the pretty girl staring at me from the masthead. "Introducing Millicent Binks" it said, "our new sex columnist". Ah, sex... one of my favourite topics of discussion! Whether it was an educational advice column or a titillating... Continue Reading →

Going to your GP for a cold?

I've just read a Times Online article by Jamie Whyte entitled Of course demand for GPs is too high -- a visit costs zero. Whyte proposes charging a 10 appointment fee to deter people with 'sniffles' and assumes that most people will be able to pay. Aside from the fact that this goes against the... Continue Reading →

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