Why Katy Perry & Jodi's Duet was So Important

The video of Katy Perry's duet with Jodi DiPiazza has been making the rounds online, yet a lot of people probably don't realize the significance of the duet. We're all guilty of "liking" or hitting the "retweet" button without reading or looking at what it is we're essentially endorsing or promoting online. [insert inc...

23 Oct 2012 15:10 GMT

Mehdi Hasan & Abortion: When Left is Right

When Mehdi Hasan recently wrote an article entitled, “Being pro-life doesn’t make me any less of a lefty”, he apparently thought he was bringing something new to the table. He was anti-abortion, yes, but not for those stereotypical misogynist reasons exemplified by right-wingers.

23 Oct 2012 09:00 GMT

Bodyform and the Marketing of Periods

A joke that went round my school repeatedly was about a little boy going to a shop and buying some sanitary towels. When asked why, he explained that he wanted to be able to dance, and trampoline, ride horses and sky dive.

19 Oct 2012 13:00 GMT

The Rise of the FeMEnist and Why it Must Stop

Yesterday several newspapers were abuzz with the results of a survey claiming to show that just one in seven women identify with feminism, instead seeing it as "irrelevant", "too aggressive", and "not a positive label". The survey was carried out by parenting website Netmums, and 1300 of its members answered questions such as "Do you think there are any downsides to th...

19 Oct 2012 08:28 GMT

Young Women 'Speaking Up' isn't a New Thing

Today over on The Guardian's "Women's Blog" there's an article titled "Young women are speaking up for themselves - and its time politicians took notice".

18 Oct 2012 11:54 GMT

Bodyform's Brilliant "The Truth" Video

If you've been hearing people bang on about that "brilliant Bodyform video" in response to something someone said on Facebook, but you've not bothered to watch it yet: WATCH IT NOW.  This video is perhaps the best response I've seen by a brand to a playful-yet-snarky social media comment, but it's also the best feminist response I've seen since

17 Oct 2012 08:16 GMT

Nobel Women of Peace

The 2012 Nobel Peace Award  was awarded to the European Union on Friday. As well as honouring the winner, the award provides an opportunity to look at the role of women in the peace movement. This year, like most, there were some pretty amazing women in serious contention for the prize.

16 Oct 2012 14:00 GMT

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Host Golden Globes

Step aside, Ricky Gervais, and make way for the ever-awesome pairing of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The Saturday Night Live legends and all round funny feminist icons have been announced as the hosts of next year’s Golden Globes. They have replaced the controversial star of The Office, who was notorious for his acerbic quips that put many a...

16 Oct 2012 11:30 GMT

Simple Ways to Help Support Female Sports

2012 has been an amazing year for women in sport. From the huge success of our female Olympians, to the Arsenal Ladies amazing winning streak, to Heather Watson&#...

15 Oct 2012 15:00 GMT

Research Finds Sexism Dominates British Media

New research carried out by Women in Journalism has found that British newspapers are dominated by male journalists, sexist stereotypes and negative portrayals of women. Nine national newspapers were analysed over the course of four weeks and it was found that  84% of people quoted or mentioned ...

15 Oct 2012 12:00 GMT

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