Category Archives: feminism

Why Women’s Thrillers Are Not Feminist Driven

Only in March of this year a book shop in the US  was turning books by men backwards to highlight the gender imbalance in the literary world.  It seemed either everyone preferred male stuff, or there was still the old bias … Continue reading

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There Was and Is Nothing Joyful About Forced Sex Slavery

During the second world war brothels were set up throughout much of occupied Europe for the use of the Wehrmacht and SS soldiers. Some of the women used in these camps had been in prostitution before hostilities broke out, but … Continue reading

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Sisterhood Examined

I was on the Jon Gaunt show speaking to Nick Margerrison  about International Women’s Day. There were loads of marches happening. The rally in South America was the most credible. The femicide rate (murder of women) has been on the … Continue reading

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Lean In and Post It On Facebook

There’s nothing new in the very sensible advice, “You shouldn’t  compare yourself to others. It’ll only make you unhappy”. (Miserable if you are doing worse, guilty if you are doing better.) There’ll always be someone smarter, richer, more attractive. There’ll … Continue reading

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Should Sex By Deception Be Viewed As a Crime?

My daughter Brooke has just starred in a kidnapping thriller (see above), which, apart from the usual thrills and fights, is based on the theme of non-consensual sex  and grooming. One of the sex laws which has been getting a lot … Continue reading

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The Double Standards Of Today

There’s  a story in the media of Donald Trump’s apparent assault on a woman passenger thirty five years ago.  Pretty yucky, you might say. Rightly so. But the other point to raise though is that while men and women are shocked by this … Continue reading

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Should misogyny be classified as a hate crime?

Just as feminism put domestic violence on the map in 1970s, so should it be a voice to raise awareness of modern crimes against women in 2016. Harassment of women in the streets, on buses and tubes is a problem and … Continue reading

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