Let’s talk about SlutWalk London

On Saturday 11th June, thousands of women and men marched through central London to draw attention to the fact that rape is NOT acceptable, clothing is NOT consent and victims should NOT be blamed. The march and rally that followed in Trafalgar Square were positive, peaceful and presented a united force for feminist good. Sadly,... Continue Reading →

Get your SlutWalk facts straight!

As you may have heard, Toronto police officer Michael Sanguinetti told students at Osgoode Hall Law School that, "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised" and, within a few months, Slutwalks had been organised in many cities across Canada and the US in response to his comments. Despite the name,... Continue Reading →

Rape is about power, not sex

Yesterday I heard about the results of a survey on rape and blame. I set my alarm to wake me up with the radio every morning and heard about it on the news but, being half asleep at the time, thought I'd better check the story online in case I'd misheard. Apparently not. "The majority... Continue Reading →

An end to violence?

I feel slightly inappropriate today. I turn up to work looking like Bettie Page and discover it's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. But where exactly does BDSM sit in relation to feminism? To the uninitiated, it may look like any woman who takes the submissive role in BDSM play is in... Continue Reading →

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