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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 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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Why Girls Are Now Courting Sir Jihadihad Online

While feminism started out as campaigning for votes and jobs, its now more and more about safety issues. Back in the 1920s you would have been sectioned for imagining one day we’d each have tiny screens that could record images … Continue reading

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The Burkini: Provocative or Protective?

The whole point of female Islamic dress is modesty; so how come it’s become so trendy all of a sudden The whole reason for the burka, the burkini, niqab etc is that they are items of modesty clothing.  While it … 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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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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