How Race & Class Affected Coverage of Sandy

Of all the really depressing things discussed last week on Twitter, Sandy is what is affecting me most Yes, I have family on the east coast of the US, and while I was most concerned for their safety and welfare (they're all fine, thankfully) that’s not really what had me the most worried. 

05 Nov 2012 14:30 GMT

Why 'Slut Shaming' Has to Stop

In recent weeks, we have seen two teenage girls commit suicide following horrific campaigns of abuse against them. Amanda Todd and Felicia Garcia, both 15, died after s...

02 Nov 2012 11:30 GMT

Lady Gaga, Confidence and the Celebrity Body

It took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I like Lady Gaga. For a while I felt like she was just another pop princess and what did I care really, all their music generally sounds the same on the dance floor. But after a while, I could see that she was pretty subversive and she did things that made a lot of people uncomfortable so if nothing else, I had to admit that she was not the status quo. What really sold me was the way she stands up for the L...

01 Nov 2012 13:30 GMT

Abortion Counselling Plans Called Off

There was disappointment for Nadine Dorries this week as it was announced that the government has called off a consultation on the way counselling is offered to women considering having an abortion. The nation's chief womb botherer has been the most vocal politician in a group of MPs who hoped to change the law by stopping abortion providers offering counselling to pregnant women, claiming a "conflict of interest" comes into play.

01 Nov 2012 09:30 GMT

US Elections: What Exactly is at Stake?

The phrase “what’s at stake” has been used a lot  in discussions on the upcoming US election in the last few months, and not without reason. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have entirely different views on more or less every hard-line topic you can think of, be it the deficit, immigration, the role of the middle class, Russia, or 

31 Oct 2012 14:00 GMT

How Exactly Can You be a Christian Feminist?

Well, the US election is now just over a week away and many in the Republican party seem to think that’s no reason to ebb the flow of total and utter shite issuing from their mouths. Recent comments made by party leaders have further irritated an already raw social consciousness, particularly with regards to ladies and their lady parts. All of the sparkling and oh-so-logical discussions of rape within US political circles over the last several months have not only helped m...

29 Oct 2012 13:30 GMT

5 Reasons Why No One Fancies Mitt Romney

As the election draws closer, I find myself eyeballing Obama in a totally predatory manner. Yes, he may be older than my Dad, but who cares? Did you not see him sing Al Green? Are you not aware of his policies for

26 Oct 2012 15:00 GMT

Don't Let the Olympic Legacy Fail Women

Lost somewhere in between the arguments of white feminist privilege and intersectionality and feminism not being important, there are positive

25 Oct 2012 09:30 GMT

Pussy Riot: What Happens Next?

I was having lunch with friends on August 17 this year when I received a message on my phone from Amnesty International:  “Pussy Riot found guilty, sentenced to two years in a prison camp.”  The verdict was in on the most controversial trial of the year, and even though I doubt anyone was surprised by the outcome I couldn’t help but be crushed by horrified disappointment. Somewhere within me ther...

24 Oct 2012 12:00 GMT

A PSA From Women: You Don't Own Me

Women constitute over half the population of America, and in 2008, made up over 60% of voters. Yet over the course of this current election the rights of women have been in question. The pay gap, reproductive rights and

23 Oct 2012 15:30 GMT

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