Category Archives: feminism

Olympic Sexism And How to Deal With It

I’ve just been talking on BBC Newcastle with Anna Foster about the level of sexist reporting at the Olympic Games. There’s been heaps in the papers over the last few days so its been hot topic on Twitter. I agree … Continue reading

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The Tenuous Link Between Feminism and Witchcraft

The other day I received word from my daughter in Salem. Of course had it been August 1692 I would have been more concerned. At that time the city was the centre for a series of hearings and prosecutions of … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare… Sympathetic or Misogynistic?

Apparently for freelance theatre directors, the Taming of the Shrew is one of the least liked assignments and one of Shakespeare’s problem plays. This isn’t even a recent change in audience attitude, as more than one hundred years ago, George … Continue reading

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The Feminist Conundrum of Mysogyny On The Net

After The Guardian launched a campaign called The Web We Want, in preparation for a conference next month,  it was discovered that of the top 10 most abused accounts on Twitter, eight were women and two were black men. As women make up … Continue reading

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Why Feminism Must Not Forget The Other Side

Feminism has achieved a lot a good things for girls. It’s gone far beyond just getting the vote and property rights. Women now outnumber men in the UK in almost two-thirds of degree subjects, and, according to university admissions service … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Employs Some Common Sense Feminism

Its ironic that the icons of women’s liberation are often those who personify the very opposite of what was originally intended, in that they represent chained-to-the-home domesticity: our own mothers. As I wrote on this blog a couple of years ago, … Continue reading

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How Legs Have Become a Feminist Issue

The wearing of trousers by women has always been loosely linked with liberty and emancipation.  Up until the 20th century they were viewed as men’s clothes. So much so that  in 1919 a Puerto Rican woman who wore them in … Continue reading

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What Female Politicians Can Learn From Thatcher and Clinton

How the US selection teaches us a fair bit about the state of feminism today. On the face of it, it was not unreasonable for Hilary Clinton to court the female vote. Apparently women account for 52% in the US, … Continue reading

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The Growth of Pre-Feminism

Pre-feminism has probably been growing roots since 1970s when egalitarian feminists began dismissing gentlemanly gestures such as having doors opened for them as unnecessary and a put-down against women.  Self-centred and short sighted, these radical activists took no account of … Continue reading

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Roosh V is Vile, But He’s Also Part of a Rising Trend

Dating used to be an embarrassing and painful ritual. Shyness and some modesty was definitely part of it, or so I remember. Women would get together and swop stories about it, but otherwise it was all pretty private stuff. When … Continue reading

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