The Gaza Crisis: Five Things to Remember

Last week, on November 14, violence erupted once again as airstrikes were launched between Israel and Gaza.  The conflict between Israel and Gaza is one with a long, bloody history and as is the case with recent events, the injustice and sheer tragedy of the situation can often be overwhelming.

20 Nov 2012 10:00 GMT

Separating Breast from Sex: The Breast Milk Baby

Oh dear, the Daily Mail have been at it again. In their sights this time is the Breast Milk Baby. It is a doll created for young girls that allows them to ‘breast feed’ their doll via the means of a bib featuring flower ‘nipples’. The doll cries until you hold it to th...

16 Nov 2012 10:00 GMT

The Terrible Case of Savita Halappanavar

Yesterday, the news broke that the death of a pregnant woman whose husband claims she was denied an abortion at an Irish hospital is being investigated by health authorities. 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar, who was 17 weeks pregnant, died of septicaemia a week after she presented at University Hospital Galway and was found to be miscarrying.

15 Nov 2012 10:00 GMT

Republicans & Fox News Have a MELTDOWN

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found it impossible to be an adult for the last week, what with all the pointing and laughing I’ve been doing. And I’ve been doing loads of pointing and laughing.  Sometimes I was laughing at the interview with the two indignant Republican teenagers interviewed by the BBC after Romney lost Ohio, and sometimes I was laughing at everything on the blog 

14 Nov 2012 17:33 GMT

The PCC Elections: Are You Ready to Vote?

Later this week, people in England and Wales can vote on who will be the Police and Crime Commissioner for their area. Until I saw a TV ad telling me this, I had thought it was a London-only event so I went scrambling for last-minute information about how to vote.

14 Nov 2012 09:00 GMT

Are Men Victims of Sexism?

Let’s face it; ‘feminism’ is a limited label. A true feminist isn’t a woman who burns her bra and vehemently hates men, as the name suggests. A feminist is a man or woman who wants men and women to be equal. That’s it. In some respects, women have fought to become equal with their male peers and won. However, in others, the scales have tipped the other way, leaving men wrong footed. I can already hear the cries of ‘RUBBISH!’ now, but hea...

09 Nov 2012 13:30 GMT

A Record-Breaking Election for Women

The outcome of Tuesday's election wasn't only good news for Barack Obama - in an election defined by phrases like "the war on women" and both parties' frantic appeals to "the female vote", women took more seats in the Senate than ever before. They'll now hold 20 seats, an increase from the previous record total of 17.

08 Nov 2012 10:00 GMT

Obama Re-Elected as President

At 4.30 in the morning, while our writer Jeanne-Claire Morley sat and watched the results coming in, Ohio was officially called as being Obama. This brought Obama to around 273 votes, leaving Romney at 203 and the Fox News team in utter disbelief, and as Morley says, "having a very angry conversation about how terrible&n...

07 Nov 2012 08:33 GMT

It's Election Day: God Help Us All

In the next 24 hours, Barack Obama will either have won another term in office or Mitt Romney will have been elected President of the United States of America. Just writing that has sent a hard shiver down my spine. Obama is currently mildly ahead in the polls but not enough to completely call it and this is the last day of campaigning. Sometime in the next couple of hours, election day will finally begin.

06 Nov 2012 15:08 GMT

Is Porn Really as Bad as Kat Banyard Says?

Kat Banyard, founder of UK Feminista and author of The Equality Illusion, recently gave an interview to The Guardian in which her anti-pornography stance struck me as being rather extreme. Especially when Laurie Penny, another feminist activist, reacted on Twitter by saying she 

06 Nov 2012 13:00 GMT

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