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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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Why is Meryl Streep Backing Off Feminism?

The fact that Meryl Streep, who  plays British icon Emmeline Pankhurst in the new movie Suffragette has tried to distance herself from the feminist label she once clearly supported could mean that there is a shift right in women’s politics. As far … Continue reading

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Find the Balance in Feminism and Fast

Violence against girls and women (or VAGW) is rarely out of the news these days. A press release sent to RWF prompted me to an interview with Laura Southern who recently joined in a feminist demonstration holding up a placard … Continue reading

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UK Feminism’s New Frontier: FGM

The fact that Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot in the face for attending school,is present at the global summit in London today is significant not just for modern feminism, but also all women in the UK. It’s a reminder of … Continue reading

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The Realism Of Right Wing Feminism: Why the Left Should Centre On it

There is a  fundamental split  between the right wing and left wing thinking on feminism. Socialists base their approach on the notion that men and women are alike in every single aspect, and, because not everyone is enlightened enough to … Continue reading

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What did UK Feminism really achieve in 2013?

2013 was a year feminism saw a significant resurgence. There were safety issues, like the gang rape horrors in India and Egypt, and equality matters such as the sole female cabinet member case in Australia and the EU’s 40% company … Continue reading

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