2015

December

31.12

How to Write Women of Colour and Men of Colour if you are White by Kayla Ancrum via @WritersofColour

Terror is Terror, Even If the Victim Wears Hijab via @WritersofColour

Decolonise, not Diversify by Kavita Bhanot via @WritersofColour

Lost Womyn’s Space: Why Women’s Spaces are Critical to Feminist Autonomy by Patrice McFadden

What Do Grown Children Owe Their Terrible, Abusive Parents? by Emily Yoffe

Bat watching: The art of paying attention by Aliya Mughal

We’re more than confirmation numbers: What I learned selling books to strangers by Annie Hartnett

Miss Universe and accusations of femme phobia by @sianushka

Meet Marie Tharp the controversial geologist who produced the first ever map of the Ocean floor at Women Rock Science

The Year in Sexism: Notes from Sexism Inc’s 2015 AGM  via @Glosswitch

Why Women Shouldn’t Take Precautions Against Rape via @Slutocrat

Star Wars: The Force Awakens provides the kick-ass female lead we’ve been waiting for via @FeministCurrent

‘Spices I have, in my Ships’: Crusaders, Caricatures and the Medieval Kitchen via @LucyAllenFWR

Meryl Streep’s T Shirt, Emmeline Pankhurst’s Body, and Plural Narratives of Oppression by @LucyAllenFWR

A Herstory of Mental Health (or how women’s pain doesn’t matter)  at Motherhood is a Feminist Issue

A Mother’s Guilt via @WomanAsSubject

A “big tent” radical feminist at Purple Sage Feminist

A Medieval English Islamophobic Romance, Written in the Daily Mail via @LucyAllenFWR

The political Left and panty-checks at Liberation is Life

Your fascination with Muslim women’s bodies has a long misogynistic history by Nadia Atia via @WritersofColour

20.12

Pornography is grooming for abuse by Purple Sage

A “big tent” radical feminist by Purple Sage

It’s beginning to smell a lot like bullshit…  by @wordspinster

A Medieval English Islamophobic Romance, Written in the Daily Mail via @LucyAllenFWR

Your fascination with Muslim women’s bodies has a long misogynistic history by Nadia Atia via @WritersofColour

Playing the victim via @glosswitch

Veganism has a serious race problem by @ClaireShrugged via @WritersofColour

You are killing me: On hate speech and feminist silencing by @strifejournal

Submission to the consultation on the Prostitution Law Reform (Scotland) Bill from the Nordic Model Information Network via @RoomOfOurOwn

Sexism on the brain by @wordspinster

The Quipu project: testimonies of forced sterilisation in Peru by @sianushka

13.12

Scott Weiland’s Family: ‘Don’t Glorify This Tragedy’ by Mary Forsberg Weiland

Daniel Holtzclaw: former Oklahoma City police officer guilty of rape by Molly Redden

Fear of violence should not be an accepted part of being female by Kirsty Strickland via @EVB_Now

#DanielHoltzclaw Split Verdict Is a Travesty and Dangerous by Kali Nicole Gross

Why Courageous Jack Kilbride Is Not The Answer  at Something for Leena

Do men really understand what childcare’s about? by Glosswitch

A Brief Genealogy of Disappearance and Murder by Julian Vigo

About The Things All Men Hate. at Whole Women

MP Jess Phillips: ‘You have to be a remarkable woman to get to the top … average men get there all the time’ by Helen Pidd

‘It was all a dream,’ explains Scott Adams, re: patriarchy by Meghan Murphy

Bookshelves via @RadFemRepost

Free Choice Does Not Exist by @umlolidunno via @RoomOfOurOwn

Does queer have anything to do with homosexual anymore?  at Purple Sage Feminist

The egg via @RoomOfOurOwn

On failures to understand what ‘free speech’ does and does not mean: Starkey again via @LucyAllenFWR

A better way to think about consent by Purple Sage Feminist

‘Slut-shaming’ Charlie Sheen should be the last of our concerns at Feminist Current

The feminist asylum that redefined women’s mental-health treatment by April Wolfe

The whole ball game via @Glosswitch

Nearly half of Rape Crisis organisations threatened with closure in England and Wales due to lack of funding by Serina Sandhu

War Machine thinks he has a right to rape women (and so does porn culture) via @FeministCurrent

Is this what you think victims of domestic violence look like? by @monk_laura

Hannah Arendt, the Nazis and the Banality of Evil by Sara Salem

The Suited by @CatEleven

‘Go die in a fire” is not just an idle threat – as I know only too well by @sianushka

I know how I feel about catcalls, thanks: a response to Paris Lees by @marstrina

Mrs Singh’s pick-me-up via @LorrieHearts

James Deen was promoting sexual violence & rape culture long before recent allegations via @FeministCurrent

Pope Francis pontificates on ‘new colonialism,’ Africa still reeling from the old one by @RachelDecoste via @WritersofColour

The silence that underpins sexual abuse at Herbs & Hags

Passive aggressive by @wordspinster

Fashion and Gender by Purple Sage

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November

This art project by Kristin Villebrun to remember the 1181 missing Aboriginal women by building inukshuks is just breath-taking.

The Cosby case shows how hard it is for rape victims to be heard  by Sian Norris

Eaves was just the latest victim of a crisis in contracting by Polly Neate

Britain’s rape crisis: Why won’t the Government guarantee support? by Fiona Vera Grey

Our bodies, our rights: Virginity testing in Sweden by Tilda Holme via @GirlsGlobe

Have We Reached Peak Trans? at Not the News in Brief

#TheAbleistScript by Murder of Goths

Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret’s mother. via @headinbook

Ten facts you might not know about the gender pay gap | Laura Bates

It Will Look Like a Sunset by Kelly Sandberg

Is the success of the government’s troubled families scheme too good to be true?by Anna Bawden

Why I no longer hate ‘TERFs’ by Penny White

‘Dear World’: David Starkey does not speak for Cambridge University on Race or Gender by @LucyAllenFWR

Victim-blaming as daytime entertainment on The Jeremy Kyle Show via @EVB_Now

nia – a feminist organisation are raising funds to purchase a new van to engage in night-work with women who want to exit prostitution. They have taken on 2 projects from Eaves, which was forced to close following ‘austerity’ cuts, and the administrator took the van belonging to Eaves.

Storify of all the posts shared as #womenwrites this week

7.11

Feminism-it’s for everyone! at TopDyke

One of the best things about writing a radical feminist blog which is read by about eleven people on a good day is that I can say whatever I want. Fuck it, no one’s reading. The only people who will be are other radical feminists and the occasional hate-read from radiqueer sparklefucks, and as these people are internet people, and not real people, I don’t particularly care about how these ideas are received. …

Bringing up the body at Trouble & Strife

By Alison Phipps’s own account, her book The Politics of the Body sets out to ask ‘questions about how contemporary discussions of issues to do with women’s bodies reflect how we conceptualise embodiment’. Each chapter picks out a particular issue, or set of issues, relating to this general theme: the topics examined are sexual violence, gender and Islam, the politics of the sex industry and the reproductive regimes of birth and breastfeeding. …

Would you ditch a handbag for proper pockets?  by @giagia

I don’t like handbags. There – I’ve said it. Losing the use of a hand in order to heave a bunch of junk around has never really appealed. And a shoulder/clutch/tote bag is just asking to be snatched. The other week, I emptied out the contents of my current bag to find the following: a packet of Lockets from last year’s cold season; yoghurt-covered raisins; biscuit crumbs; three tons of receipts; make-up that I thought I’d lost, so bought replacements and – OH! That’s where all the pens went. It appears that I basically carry around a rubbish bin with a wallet, keys and a phone in it. …

The demise of women’s charity Eaves should worry us all by @bindelj

…We need to get back on to the streets to protest these savage cuts to the women’s sector, and make sure everyone knows that all woman can be a step away from needing the type of support Eaves provided. Are women’s lives really that worthless? …

What you need to know about rape and consent before you have sex by Katie Russell

… Despite the law that most recently defined sexual consent in England and Wales now being over a decade old, there is still confusion among people of all ages about what it actually means. …

The idea of a “male brain” and a “female brain” is likely a myth by Nora Caplan-Bricker

Men and women are equal—and so are the architectures of our brains, according to a new study by neuroscientist Lise Eliot of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. According to a write-up in Wired, the study was aimed at evaluating the theory that the hippocampus is larger in women than in men; since the hippocampus is the part of the brain associated with memory and emotion, this has been proposed as an explanation for all those feelings ladies tend to have. Eliot and her team analyzed 6,000 MRI scans and found “no significant difference in hippocampal size between men and women.” …

Dane Bowers Sophia Cahill case: Stuff his career – what about justice?  by Polly Neate

Dane Bowers, the former pop-star, convicted of assaulting his girlfriend Sophia Cahill, has just received a suspended jail sentence. …

I was pregnant for 10 months by Viv Groskip

Jack, my third child, arrived last month, 20 days late. My first two babies were 15 days late. But a day shy of week 43? That is virtually record-breaking – and, some would say, slightly mad. For the last week I barely left the house. I knew what I was doing and was happy with my decision. But I didn’t want to hear what anyone else had to say about it. (Especially if it was: “Have you tried eating curry?” Yes. About 57 times.)

In the US there are women like me who call themselves the Ten Month Mamas. The Mamas used to have an online resource – sadly now defunct – which featured the stories of dozens of women who had gone past 42 weeks, some of them as far as 48 weeks. (Many of the most extreme examples were Mormon – some with more than half a dozen children.)  …

Tara Hudson and the betrayal of female prisoners by Rosie Redstocking

… What really frightens me are the numbers. According to the most recent figures, in June 2013 there were 10,498 men serving time for sexual offences in the UK prison pop (compared with 77 women). In the same month, the total female prison population came to 3,853. That means that the number of men in prison for sexual offences is ALMOST THREE TIMES the total number of women in prison.

How many of those men would be prepared to call themselves trans, if it meant they could be transferred? With no requirement to get a GRC, or take hormones, or have surgery?

Even if only 1% of imprisoned sex offenders decided to feign transition and were transferred, women’s prisons would comprise 2.6% male sex offenders. …

Remembering the murdered women erased by the pro-sex work agenda via @FeministCurrent

… According to these sex worker rights organizations, if prostitution in Sweden were fully decriminalized, Jasmine’s ex-husband would never have killed her. …

Unlike New Zealand, which is praised by sex worker rights organizations for fully decriminalizing prostitution, Sweden has adopted the Nordic Model, which decriminalizes women like Jasmine, but continues to criminalize pimps and johns.

But are prostitutes in New Zealand really safer than prostitutes in Sweden, as sex worker rights organizations claim? …

White people critiquing “White Feminism” perpetuate white privilege by @ClaireShrugged

If you are involved in feminist discourse online, the chances are that you will have noticed a particular phrase becoming increasingly common: White Feminism. Sometimes, a trademark logo will even be added for emphasis. The term White Feminism has become shorthand for certain failings within the feminist movement; of women with a particular degree of privilege failing to listen to their more marginalised sisters; of women with a particular degree of privilege speaking over those sisters; of women with a particular degree of privilege centering the movement around issues falling within their own range of experience. Originally, the term White Feminism was used by Women of Colour to address racism within the feminist movement – a necessary and valid critique.  …

The vanished: the Filipino domestic workers who disappear behind closed doors by Annie Kelly and Hazel Thompson

Two years ago, Marilyn Porras Restor kissed her three children goodbye, wiped away their tears and told them she’d try to come home again soon. She left the family house, in a dusty neighbourhood in the city of General Santos in the Philippines, as she had done many times before. Only this time, she never came back.  ….

Missing words by @wordspinster

Last week, the BBC radio programme Woman’s Hour ran an item on the American documentary film Do I Sound Gay?  The film explores what’s popularly known as ‘the gay voice’, a way of speaking that identifies a man as gay (though not all gay men have it, and some men who do sound gay are actually straight). The Woman’s Hour feature ranged more widely over the subject of gay language, including a lengthy discussion of Polari. But it was all about the boys–until, towards the end of the item, the presenter broached the inevitable question: do lesbians also have a language of their own? …

Feminism Needs More Thinkers Who Aren’t Right 100 Percent of the Time by @KathaPollitt 

… Where to begin? Violence against trans women is the fault of feminists? I doubt the brutal men who assault and murder trans women have even heard of Greer­­—or are likely to attend her proposed lecture on feminism in the 20th century (which, she says, will not touch on the subject of trans women at all). And if you believe that inviting someone to lecture on campus is an endorsement of their views—even on subjects they’re not lecturing about—it doesn’t sound as if you’re really all that keen on debate. It sounds more like you want the university to invite only people who think like yourself. …

State subsidised companies are exploiting feminism for profit and we’re all watching by Maya Goodfellow

… Neoliberal capitalism, which is built on the disenfranchisement of women and people of colour, is attempting to contain radical discourse within its walls. In doing so it neutralises the potential for system change. Richard Branson, the billionaire businessperson who owns Virgin, is flourishing under the current system. Though he likes to cultivate a benevolent image, he isn’t doing anything that would seriously challenge the system out of which he does so well. It’s far better and easier for him to give the impression that he cares while making symbolic tweaks to unequal structures. …

Gaslighting Culture by @smashesthep

…For example, neo-liberal culture frames personal individual negative impacts in terms of “choice” and “consent” rather than systems of power that constrain groups of people, even though choice has very little to do with whether, say, impoverished inner city kids succeed in school. The same is true with the hidden-in-plain-sight fact about the toxic nature of masculinity and male pattern violence. The fear of taking sides or being too radical by *naming the problem* shapes the thinking patterns of almost the entire world. ….

Jezebel Supports Ebony Williams’ Murderer at Pathetic Fallacies

… So why am I writing about this? I’m writing about this because just when I thought liberal feminist media could not sink any fucking lower, Jezebel published, yesterday, a fawning interview with a child murderer and rapist, who is male, and who now “identifies” as a woman. See, we’re supposed to feel sympathy for this man because he feels he is a woman and he feels the conditions of his imprisonment are unfair and because he feels he has been treated unfairly by women who point out that he is a murderer and rapist. …

1 in 10 UK Men are Punters? I Don’t Buy It via @annadjinn

…  It is generally claimed that about 1 in 10 men in the UK have paid for sex. For example, according to research collated by The John’s Chart, between 7 and 9% of men in the UK report having paid for sex at least once in their lifetimes. But the maths simply does not add up to such a low percentage.

According to a 2009 US government report, the number of people in prostitution in the UK was estimated at 100,000. That’s a lot of people and the majority of those are female, so for simplicity I will refer to them as women. At least 99% of the punters are male. ….

Shit Liberal Feminists Say: SWERF by Jendi Mehat

… Supporting prostitution and screaming “SWERF” at abolitionists isn’t feminism, it’s capitulating to male supremacy and writing marginalized women off as collateral damage. It’s living in a dream world of consequence-free individual choices. It’s refusing to go beyond scratching the surface, and instead hiding behind buzzwords and tepid half-measures while trying to silence women who are willing to dive deep no matter the cost. Screaming SWERF at abolitionists is misogyny in feminists’ clothing, and it’s just some senseless shit that liberal feminists say. …

The Lost Town of Pine Point by Katie Weaver

…The house is gone now, to the naked eye, like the town itself. But Pine Point is still around, in fragments, if you know where to look: a partial tree house, a door in Yellowknife, an old house in Hay River. But if you know Pine Point’s story and stand at the barren townsite, that tree bursting through the asphalt makes way for the Pine Days parade, and the town comes back alive.

Archaeologists To Ben Carson: Ancient Egyptians Wrote Down Why The Pyramids Were Built by Kristina Killgrove

….In the end, does it really matter what Carson thinks about the Egyptian pyramids?  There will always be science deniers, there will always be people swayed by pseudoarchaeology, and there will always be people who believe what they want no matter the facts.  It does matter, though, because Carson is vying for the job of representing the United States. So it matters that Carson casually rejects hundreds of years’ worth of research because in denying science, he throws the U.S. back into the past.  It matters that he brazenly denies the Egyptian people their rightful history because this marginalizes an entire culture and makes the U.S. look like an ignorant bully. …

Storify of all the posts published under the #womenwrites tag last week!

nia – a feminist organisation are raising funds to purchase a new van to engage in night-work with women who want to exit prostitution. They have taken on 2 projects from Eaves, which was forced to close following ‘austerity’ cuts, and the administrator took the van belonging to Eaves.

1.11

The attack on Germaine Greer shows identity politics has become a cult by Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

Why sharing the McKinney video is “exposing” racism at the expense of Black women by MAHROH JAHANGIRI

The Myths Surrounding Black Women and Miscarriage by Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley

What this video shows us about how boys are taught to handle rejectionby Eleanor Robertson

The Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize via @CathElliott

Porn is a privilege not a right via @FeministCurrent

Old women’s bodies: On Germaine Greer, ageism and misogyny via @Glosswitch

The problem with men participating in feminism? There is no risk – but plenty of glory via @sarahditum

Trust via @Carregonnen

The Wrong Path by Rebecca Mott

Online Misogyny – a speech by @ClaireShrugged

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT WOMEN by @PortiaSmart

October

A Human Rights Scandal – by Kat Banyard

Interview with radical feminist Alicen Grey

Prostitution law reform – what about the men? by Jenny Kemp

What the release of Oscar Pistorius says about the law and violence against women by Zoe Williams

Why Pulling Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps is Bullshit via @ForHarriet

Jeremy Corbyn: Two views by @strifejournal

Growing old while female via @WomanAsSubject

The Framing of Gender Apartheid: Amnesty International and Prostitution by Taina Bien-Amie

How feminism became capitalism’s handmaiden – and how to reclaim itby Nancy Fraser

Breaking news: rapists can be nice university educated boys by Rebecca Reid

11.10

We need to talk about process…  at Trouble & Strife

The Woman’s Heart Attack by Martha Weinman Lear

Remembering Rosie: We Will Not Forget You  by Marcy Bloom

Comparing Acquisitive Crime to Rape by Sarah Ditum

Mass Killings in the US: Masculinity, Masculinity, Masculinity by Soraya Chemaly

How not to report on child sexual abuse: An 11-year-old boy does not “have sex with” his adult babysitter  by Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mean Girls: Why Do Australian Feminists Care So Little About the Most Vulnerable? by Laura McNally

Why Do Famous Men Keep Getting Away With Violence Against Women? by Zeba Blay

No-Platforming: The Neo-Liberal Fascism by Victoria A. Brownworth

Man tells women breastfeeding is easy. Woman observes man is a nincompoop by @HerBeattitude

No platform: my exclusion proves this is an anti-feminist crusade by @bindelj

Parents who publicly shame their kids: These disgusting attempts at viral infamy need to stop by Mary Elizabeth Williams

A hashtag shouldn’t make men fear for their lives. They already have a safe space – most of the world by Suzanne Moore

The big father figure lie: Race, the Kardashians and the latest war on Black moms by Brittney Cooper

The One Where I Get Teary via @Jackieme2009

From safe spaces to court summons, how did it get here? by Chimene Suleyman

Misogynoir: where racism and sexism meet by Eliza Anyangwe

The white privilege of British poetry is getting worse by Andrea Brady

Revolutions don’t need vanguards via by Elizabeth Kassade

TRIGGER-HAPPY-FLASH-BACK…OR WHY I STARTED #everydaytriggersvia @anewselfwritten

Choice’ for women remains a loaded term. by @HoursofChaos

‘Abusive relationship’. When did this become a thing? by @SparkEquip

Vesta and Ana Mendieta: Sacred Altars Re-visited by ‪@rebecca9 ‪ 

The language of distress: Black women’s mental health and invisibility‪ via ‪@WritersofColour

The Psychology Super-computer!: I’m coming out…………….as Working Class 

The Not So Blaze-A Poem by ‪@FatFemPinUp

A Boudicca Of Women by ‪@CatEleven

A day of truce – imagining freedom at Reclaim the Night Perth

LEGALIZED PROSTITUTION IN AUSTRALIA: BEHIND THE SCENES… : Interview with Simone Watson via @RessourcesPros

Some thoughts on “ethical porn” at Purple Sage

who would be a working-class woman in academia? by Lisa McKenzie

4.10

‘I’m not a hypochondriac. I have a disease. All these things that are wrong with me are real, they are endometriosis’ by Gabrielle Jackson

There’s no way to defend the Jack the Ripper museum while women are still being murdered by men | Sian Norris

Weasel Words: Paedophiles and the Cycle of Abuse by Liz Kelly

Working at weddings for 15 years completely ruined them for me  by M. Macahill

Room for Debate: Feminism Is a Political Movement, Not Just a Matter of  Self-Help by Stephanie Coontz

“How Can White Women Include Women of Color In Feminism?” Is A Bad Question. Here’s Why. by Mia McKenzie

Roger Fuckbythenavel and the Strange Case of the Queer Deer  via @LucyAllenFWR

Florida Teen Arrested for Science Experiment Never Offered Same Support as Ahmed Mohamed  by Jess Swanson

What “Sex Work Is Work” means for women  by Umlolidunno

Another 1 percent white privilege: The invisible advantage we need to discuss now by Mia Birdsong and Nicole Rodgers

120 Questions for Amnesty  by Anna Djinn

September

30.9

Playboy Feminism TM isn’t feminism, it’s the same old misogyny by @sianushka

A Child’s Right to Bodily Autonomy by @FatFemPinUp

Why ‘Pornography is [ NOT ] good for you’ Peter Tatchell at Shack Diaries

Homes with green windows by @r2ph

Privilege in the media: The inchworm and Oxbridge by Harriet Williams

A forgotten crime in the holy land. by Matilda Murray

Telling Women They Should Enjoy Hookups Isn’t Liberating by Gail Dines

Michfest – going home, leaving home via @listening2lesbianscom

The Self Evident Truth Project, Lily Rose Depp, and the Never-Ending Media Fuckup of Discussing Women’s (Bi)Sexuality via @LucyAllenFWR

When progressives support pimps by Laura McNally

What Amnesty Did Wrong via @annadjinn

Re-visiting the continuum of sexual violence in the 21st century. by Mairi Voice

Shaun King Is Not Rachel Dolezal: What the Media Gets Wrong About Race in America by Malaika Jabali

Staying Alive by Rebecca Mott

The Unspeakable Truth: Pornography and Violence Against Women by Laura McNally

Freedom of speech is a liberty that is not afforded uniformly within democracies by Guilaine Kinouani  via @WritersofColour

*Misogynoir vs. The New Politics by Maya Goodfellow via @WritersofColour

Living with the fear via @WomanAsSubject

From Cecil the Lion to a Pig’s Head: Why rich white men do what they do by Chimene Suleyman via @WritersofColour

Older feminists aren’t the only ones who ‘lose their way’ by Meghan Murphy

Another 1 percent white privilege: The invisible advantage we need to discuss now by Mia Birdsong & Nicole Rodgers

People are demanding #FreedomForKesha: Here’s what accusing a powerful producer of rape has cost her by Anna Silman

Female Pain: Living with an Illness That No One Believes In by Gaby Bess

Society (And My Rapist) Says I’m Too Ugly to Be Raped at Black Girl Dangerous

Open letter to Jeremy Corbyn: Support the Nordic Model and real change for women at So Question It

Prevalence II: On Prison Placement  at Culturally Bound Gender

SASS Intimate Skincare: whatever you do, don’t say “vagina”  by Jane Moulds

21.9

Michfest Was at Woman Country

The assault I’d almost forgotten (CW/TW) via @extreme_crochet

Pornography celebrates pedophilia  via Purple Sage

How women are brought into the porn industry  at Purple Sage

The “choice” to do porn at Purple Sage

Why was Aylan Kurdi’s life worth kindness from the press in death, but not in life? by Chimene Suleyman

Choices, choices by Rebecca Mott

Emerging issues concerning mothers apart from their children by @monk_laura

Finding Our Voices by @EstellaMz

The Unspeakable Truth: Pornography and Violence Against Women by Laura McNally

That’s just girls by @jaynemanfredi

Refugee crisis: where are the safe havens for women?  at @strifejournal

‘We Don’t Need Another Black Woman in Rock ‘n’ Roll’: How Betty Davis Challenged the Music Industry by LAINA DAWES

The fembots of Ashley Madison  by @wordspinster

 I’m Not Your Pretty Little Lotus Flower by @Cratesnribbons via @WritersofColour

No Time for White Guilt: Why I’m Skeptical of White Allies via @ForHarriet

How #BlackLivesMatter Commits Me Further to Reproductive Justice by  Atima Omara  via @ForHarriet

6.9

Believing the unbelievable: a statement by the Trouble & Strife collective 

What Amnesty Did Wrong via @annadjinn

Men are oppressed by cupcakes and I’m scared for the next generationby Purple Sage Feminists

Open Letter to Midwives Alliance of North America

Friendship and violence: the genius of Elena Ferrante by @sianushka

Miley Had it Coming: Why Nicki Minaj Has No Duty to be Nice About White via @ForHarriet

Too scared to say it to your face at Everyday Victim Blaming

Comparing Acquisitive Crime to Rape by Sarah Ditum

The Unspeakable Truth: Pornography and Violence Against Women by Laura McNally

Working v Occupation via @headinbook

August

23.8

The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story by Malika Saada Saar, Rebecca Epstein, Lindsay Rosenthal, and Yasmin Vafa, Human Rights Project for Girls

One psychologist who gets it: “Trans” kids and their parents deserve better at Fourth Wave Now

 Girls called Jack and boys named Sue by @wordspinster

The Walled-In Women by Selma Nieuwoudt

City On The Hill by Miep

I don’t care about men intimidated by me. Here’s why. via @juneericudorie

Let’s #voteCorbyn to improve women’s representation. Erm what?: via @CathElliott

Rebirth For MichFest by StaceyAnn Chin

A Tale of Six Johns via @K_IngalaSmith

Neo-liberalism and sexualization at Purple Sage

Ette-ymology by Deborah Cameron

Hell, yes, I’m judging. via @headinbook

The Big Secret of Abortion: Women Already Know How It Works by Rebecca Traister

16.8

White people critiquing “White Feminism” perpetuate white privilege by @ClaireShrugged

If we care about liberating women, then we need a united sisterhood in the feminist movement by June Eric-Udorie

‘Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom’: Childhood Is the Pits by  at @BitchFlicks

The Girls and the Grasses by Lierre Keith via @RadFemRepost

The Term “Historical Abuse” – From The Viewpoint of an Abuse Survivor. (content note) via @EVB_Now

50 Shades of Grey Area

Does decriminalising pimping further women’s rights?  by Meagan Tyler

Why ‘Pornography is [ NOT ] good for you’ Peter Tatchell  at Shack Diaries

Loving Women via @RadFemRepost

Political lesbianism  at Purple Sage

Political Lesbianism Part Two  at Purple Sage

The Steps We Take And The Oceans We Love at Girl Shaped Guitar

50 Shades of Grey Area  by @FrenchFem

9.8

When Jack the Ripper Trumps Women’s History by Nell Frizzle

Red River Women – Why are so many of Canada’s Aboriginal women being murdered? by Joanna Jolly

If Julian of Norwich Were Your Professor, She’d Kick Judith Butler’s Arse via @LucyAllenFWR

What Radical Feminism Has Taught Me by Kaye Murdoch

The Abyss – A Self-Portrait of Christina Fonthes (film) via @CongoMuse

Gender Burns at A Freudian Nightmare

Female Friendships via @MurderOfGoths

The Amnesty challenge  via @Glosswitch

Ted Heath, Jonathan King and the role of The Spectators… by @jsoosty

“Witch hunts”, howling mobs” and “Hitler’s dreams”: how a rational journalist reacts to police investigating child sexual abuse by @there_runsMary

Witch hunt is the stuff of Hitlers dreams http://buff.ly/1MTHZNP by Jackie Ramscar

On the Heath allegations, and why we still haven’t learned  by @sianushka

Is Amnesty Throwing us all Under the Bus?  at Not the News in Brief

2.08

Amnesty International says prostitution is a human right – but it’s wrongby Jessica Neuwirth

Does Amnesty International want legal prostitution?  by Robin Morgan

just one of many moments – anonymous submission to Everyday Victim Blaming

The politics of sanitation: why we urgently need more public toilets by Beatrix Campbell

Shia LaBeouf: ‘I would have killed her.’ (We believe you, Shia)  at Feminist Current

London’s super-diversity is a joy. Why would you ever want to leave? by Aisha Mirza

Diary of a Teenage Girl dares to be honest about female sexuality. So why ban teens from seeing it?  by June Eric-Udorie

The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia by  Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Was Raped When I Was 10, Four Years Before I Was Given My Purity Ring by Taleese Morrill

The real Lord Sewel scandal is financial, not sexual by Suzanne Moore

The Spill at Positive & Promise

More about marital rape via @CathElliott

20 reasons why Coles and Woolworths should #BinZooMag by @meltankardreist

Fatherhood and daughterhood in the patriarchy  via Purple Sage

Anti-Choice Crowd Perverts ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Twitter #ABLC by Imani Gandy

‘He Do the Police in Different Voices’: On Speech and Language Policing via @LucyAllenFWR

Abortion is not a dirty word! via @extreme_crochet

Of Lions and Men: Mourning Samuel DuBose and Cecil the Lion by Roxane Gay

“The Migrant Crisis” The real issue here is inconvenienced British holidaymakers by Maya Goodfellow

Man Creating Women’s-History Museum Decides Last Minute to Make It Serial-Killer Museum Instead by Jessica Roy

Anti-Choice Crowd Perverts ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Twitter #ABLC by Imani Gandy

My Father: Apartheid Trailblazer and Domestic Abuser by Thandi Mokone-Chase

Gender, Patriarchy, and All That Jazz by Mary Lou Singleton

The Chivalrous Violation of Women’s Bodies by @WomenCanSee

There can be no amnesty for those who buy sex – not even if women ‘consent’ by Esohe Aghatise

10 myths about prostitution, trafficking and the Nordic model by Meagan Tyler

July

26.5

Feminism’s dilemma: When fictionalised violence trumps in real life abuse by  Chimene Suleyman

Eloise Parry was not stupid via @Glosswitch

Patriarchy, male entitlement, & capitalist greed killed Amy Winehouse, not boozing by Meghan Murphy

On lesbian lust and identifying as male at Purple Sage

They’re All (rich and) White on Election Night via @SamAmbreen

What is the point of the Labour Party?  at Libertarian Lou’s Blog

Amy Schumer’s comedy should dismantle the power of the dick by Gail Dines

Life on the intersection. via @thewayoftheid

Why I’m Not Ready To Rule Out Suicide In the Case of Sandra Bland at Black Girl Dangerous

Why the left should revisit the good old days of the feminist collective by Julie Bindel

How Scottish Justice Discriminates against Women by Cath Ross

How we’re failing Sandra Bland: Mainstream feminists need to do more to fight for women of color by Eesha Pandit

White people have a race — but everyone flips out when we talk about it by Jenee Desmond-Harris

Thanks for Nothing: Black Women Don’t Owe White Feminism a Damn Thing by Kesiana Boom via @ForHarriet

Nicki Minaj: ‘We Can’t Have Only 1 Type of Body Being Glorified in the Media’  BY: 

Raising free-spirited black children in a world set on punishing them by Stacia L Brow

Why we need a ministry of gender by @EstellaMz

19.5

Revenge porn: The legacy of women as property in rape law by Susan Cox

Thoughts on “Intercourse” at Not who they say I am

Vote chasing and selling out……. via @CathElliott

Feminist witch hunts: when witches hunt each other at Shack Diaries

Why we need a women’s revolution in Somalia by Yasmin Maydhane via @WritersofColour

The Scandal of the Doctors Who Upload Selfies Taken Next to Women’s Vaginas During Childbirth by Rebecca Schiller

Amnesty International … the sex trade’s new best friend  by Simone Watson

Like the #BBHMMVideo or don’t; violence against women is not debatable by Raquel Rosario Sanchez

Note to David Cameron: You don’t get to do feminism via @Glosswitch

Why the cynical focus on ‘Honour crimes’ won’t combat gender violence in the UK by Amrit Wilson at @WritersofColour

So what if your porn is feminist? by Laura McNally

An awkward article about racism via @WomanAsSubject

12.5

stop pigeonholing African writers by Taiye Selasi

Mitchell Wells: serial abuser of women on social media via @stopmitchell

The Kim Kardashian sex-tape flag at Glastonbury was a particularly nasty attack by Laura Bates

A Public Life of Intimate Violence by Karen Williams

They used to call it rape via @Glosswitch

Open letter to Alison Saunders of the CPS on VAWG: Gender is all too relevant in violence statistics

On McKinney, Cosby, and Misogynoir via @thewayoftheid

@womentogether: a co-op for women  via @extreme_crochet

Rot in hell, Tory bastards via @FurcoatNaeNicks

Rahila Gupta & Beatrix Campbell are crowdfunding a feminist investigative journalism project entitled: Why doesn’t patriarchy die?

5.7

“Am I masculine enough?” isn’t a question we should be asking via @LucyAllenFWR

Neo-liberalism, Masculinity and Femininity by Heather Brunskill-Evans

Dictionaries, dick-tionaries and dyketionaries via @wordspinster

Lost without translation by @wordspinster

Solidarity with Connie St. Louis via @misogyny_online

#AskELJames Excusing Male Violence via @EVB_Now

“And things got a bit violent” via Rosie Redstockings

Playboy Feminism™: how the gentleman’s porn rag co-opted the women’s movement by Meghan Murphy

Sex-differences and ‘domestic violence murders’ by 

5 UK women killed with their daughters so far this year – I am sick of hearing about isolated incidents via @K_IngalaSmith

Job Centre bans man for making complaint, admits they sanction claimants even if they apply for enough via @Slutocrat

The Political is Personal by Sara Salem

Some thoughts on skipping Pride this year via Purple Sage

Wolfmother via @CatEleven

I will not hide my lumps and bumps via @MurderOfGoths

The Great Bathroom Debate via Feminist at Sea

How should advertisers talk about female genital mutilation at sian and crooked rib

A True Legend Is Leaving “Sesame Street” — And These 5 Moments Show Why We’re Heartbroken by @JamilahKing

When is a terrorist not a terrorist? When he’s a white man with a gun by Helen Lewis

Playboy Feminism TM isn’t feminism, it’s the same old misogyny by sian and crooked rib

Rihanna’s success is inspiring – but her new video is violently misogynist by June Eric Udorie

Intersectionality and Indigenous Feminism: An Aboriginal Woman’s Perspective by Celeste Liddle

Brutalising Black and Brown People: the UK’s hostile environment by @graciemaybe

How much are you worth? by Maya Goodfellow

I will not tell girls not to walk alone. I will not tell them to be careful by Rosanna Cooney

June

28.6

In Memoriam: Artist and Feminist Miriam Schapiro Dies at 91

Is the U.N fit for purpose?  by Chimene Suleyman via @WritersofColour

Nevermore via @headinbook

Lost without translation  by @wordspinster

“And things got a bit violent” by @rredstockings

The Bastardization of Mental Illness by Maira Butt via @WritersofColour

Women, feminism and the validity of feelings via @SaraMSalem

In Defence of Man-Hating Feminism via @LucyAllenFWR

dont label me, till you’ve been me! via @EVB_Now

21.6

Tipping the Scales  at The Personal is Political

Matt Haig, Feminism & Listening by @natweetalie

Mental health and male privilege by @MurderOfGoths

Everyday Violence: It’s Not Just Mass Shootings Women Fear by @VABVOX

Banning lesbians – same sex attraction is not bigotry via @listening2lesbianscom

Transracial doesn’t mean what Rachel Dolezal thinks it means by Ellie Freeman at @WritersofColour

Lost Daughters: Transracial Lives Matter: Rachel Dolezal and the Privilege of Racial Manipulation by Lisa Marie Rollins

How Transgenderism Is Real and Transracialism Isn’t at RootVeg

Prisons that withhold menstrual pads humiliate women and violate basic rights  by Chandra Bozelko

If we’re serious about ending men’s violence against women and girls, we need to listen to feminists via @K_IngalaSmith

Mental health and male privilege  via @MurderOfGoths

When ‘counter-extremism’ policies target children, the fallout hurts us all by @ananya_rm via @WritersofColour

Deconstructing the Visuals of Martin Hudáček’s Anti-Abortion ‘Memorial’ via @LucyAllenFWR

Analysing Aaronovitch: has the scourge of ‘conspiracists’ become one himself?  (part 1)  by Bea Campbell

Analysing Aaronovitch: a sceptical narrative (part two) by Bea Campbell

I’m a feminist. Here’s why I don’t support the ‘female Viagra.‘ by Cindy Pearson

Criminalising forced marriage has not helped its victims  by Dr. Aisha Gill

“The Borgias” vs. “Borgia: Faith and Fear” (accuracy in historical fiction)at Ex Urbe

It’s All a Conspiracy. Aaronovitch on Criticism of His Work  via @misogyny_online

ANOTHER DEPOLITICISED REPORT ON MALE SEXUAL PREDATION OF FEMALES via @EVB_Now

The Benefit of Benefits by Natalie Collins

Institutionalized Misogyny: Two Women Tortured and Publicly Shamed by Public Prosecutor in Ciudad Juárez  by @Andrews_Cath

We can pay £7bn to fix parliament, or much less to an arsonist. You choose. by Marina Hyde

And this:

In the child’s best interests – Background Briefing – ABC Radio National 

And:

UN peacekeepers sexually abused hundreds of Haitian women & girls 

Please vote for June Eric-Udorie for a Red Smart Women award!

14.6

Our radical feminism, our right to speak at young radical feminists

In defence of radical feminism by Elsa Field

University of Oxford:  Still the intellectual heart of the British Empire? by Natalya Din-Kariuki

Floyd Mayweather Beats Women But There’s No Video Evidence So Let’s Ignore It by @rupandemehta.

Why #spooniegate matters via @MurderOfGoths

Silence Equals Death: Why Women MUST Speak Out About Illness by @VABVOX

The Gentleman’s Guide to Misogyny via by @RosieRedstockings

Prisons that withhold menstrual pads humiliate women and violate basic rights by Chandra Bozelko

Teyonah Parris Tweets About Feeling Objectified by White Man Who Grabbed Her Hair via @ForHarriet

Trouble in the Sisterhood by @EstellaMz

Why could I critique Angelina Jolie’s cover but I’m ‘out of my lane’ for posting about Caitlyn? at Reel Media

Deconstructing the Visuals of Martin Hudáček’s Anti-Abortion ‘Memorial’ via @LucyAllenFWR

You’re Freer Than You Think via @ReclaimQueer

If you’re in Scotland, please take 10 minutes to fill out this consultation from the Scottish government on new laws on violence against women and girls.

7.6

Actually, Nah, Feminism Isn’t About You At All: a Response to “Feminism’s Duty To Gay Men” by Gender Agenda

As a former prostitute, it feels wonderful that there are now places where I could not legally be for sale  by Diane Martin

Trouble in the Sisterhood  via @EstellaMz

The Sinister Abuse of Refugees at Yarl’s Wood by CHIMENE SULEYMAN

let’s have a year of publishing only women – a provocation  by Kamila Shamsie

What’s yours called?by @wordspinster

Always Broken.  via @God_loves_women

Frida Kahlo  via @MurderOfGoths

Eggs, milk and sex: What else must women sell? at Feminist Current

Is another attack on abortion rights in the offing?  via @CathElliott

The Unspeakable Truth: Pornography and Violence Against Women  by Laura McNally

A few thoughts on capitalism and fat  at Purple Sage

A Response To BBC Radio 4’s Analysis Programme By Sarah Nelson  via @gojam_i_am

May

24.5

Did You Know? via @PortiaSmart

Relationships via @Carregonnen

It’s Time To Talk About ‘British Values’  via Neda Tehrani

Femicide – Men’s Fatal Violence Against Women Goes Beyond Domestic Violence: via @K_IngalaSmith

Patriarchy is the Psychopathic Web at When Women were Warriors

Why women talk less at Language: A Feminist Guide

Safe Spaces are for White Men by Maya Goodfellow

Petty, fatuous and micromanaging – it’s the government that got small by Marina Hyde

Josh Duggar Didn’t Make a “Mistake,” He Committed a Crime  by Zerlina Maxwell

There’s a Reason Gay Marriage Is Winning, While Abortion Rights Are Losing by Katha Pollitt

Why Some Male Members of Congress Won’t Be Alone with Female Staffers by Sarah Mimms

17.5

Lace by Sarah Ditum

On leaving the trans cult at Purple Sage

‘Strong Women” can experience violence (or why I can’t stand the ‘strong woman’ stereotype).  by Lyndsay Kirkham

Domestic violence and mental illness: “I have honestly never felt so alone in my life” by FARIDAH NEWMAN

Call Me Woman  at Language: A Feminist Guide

‘Wolf-whistles’? ‘Cat-calls’? Make no mistake, this is nothing less than sexual harassment. by Firewomon

What fresh hell is this? ‘The Princess of North Sudan; more scary tale than fairy tale’  by Samira Sawlani

Mexico Before CEDAW: A Catalogue of Woes at Hiding Under the Bed is Not the Answer

Britain is complicit in the UAE’s abuse of human rights by Maya Goodfellow

On Footbinding; Or, the Privileges of Womanhood at Culturally Bound Gender

Locking up drunk men by @HerBeatittude

Let’s Not Speak of it at Girl Shaped Guitar

Noah Berlatsky perseveres in his quest to become America’s Next Top Feminist by Meghan Murphy

Try walking in my shoes  by @Firewomon

Why Black people in France are still invisible by Aude Konan

National Fibromyalgia Day at Opinionated Planet

On sex, childcare and “women’s work” via @Glosswitch

‘You Are Killing Me’: On Hate Speech and Feminist Silencing at Trouble & Strife

Call Me Woman  by @wordspinster

 10.5

‘It’s Normal’  at The Personal is Political After All

The Protein World “beach body” adverts only prove that body shaming is a feminist issue  by @glosswitch

‘Nagging wives’ aren’t the problem; lazy-arse husbands are by @Firewomon

Women, the Vote, and Walter William Skeat via @LucyAllenFWR

The Unknowable Teenage Girl: When Fandom and Politics Collide by Sara Barnard

A Beautiful Synchronicity at Aware of Awareness

In celebration of discovering feminism, Caitlin Moran, and chips with curry sauce via @mummytolittlee

On starting motherhood again via @glosswitch

On ‘corporate feminism’ and the appropriation of the women’s movement  by Meghan Murphy

Fat Feminist Outrage via @thewritinghalf

Why aren’t politicians talking about racial discrimination in the job market? by Maya Goodfellow

The Elections 2015: Desperately Seeking Equality and Justice by Pragna Patel

Help support Esha on trial for blasphemy by Rahila Gupta 

Climate change is easier to ignore because right now it’s people of colour who suffer the most by Maya Goodfellow

My Middle East: ‘We should go out there and represent ourselves’  via Noor Alnaqeeb

The language of distress: Black women’s mental health and invisibility  by Guilaine Kinouani

The pink bus is a start but parties need to show women they’re in for the long by Anouchka Burton

It’s dehumanising for surrogates to be ‘an oven’ for someone else’s baby by Catherine Bennett

Being in the sex game: who gets to define rape? by 

April

26.4

Wifework  at Feminism: Finally all about the men

“Well you look fine now” – disability and eating disorders via @MurderOfGoths

What Katie Hopkins wrote was monstrous. But save your anger for the politicians who decided to let migrants drown by Sarah Ditum

Crail May 2014  via @Carregonnen

Girl and Woman @Carregonnen  via @RoomOfOurOwn

Why  ‘Pornography is [ NOT ] good for you’ Peter Tatchell  via @hoursofChaos

Intersectional Food Politics & The Failure of SNAP Challenges via @Pundit_AcadEMIC

Letting migrants drown in the Mediterranean, is this what the Tories mean by ‘British values’?  by Maya Goodfellow

The Aid Industry: “Can we really get by on doing good with good intentions only?”  by  Palwesha Yusaf

The Mysterious Case of the Feminist Non-Revolution by Finn Mackay

Making families work via @headinbook

The Memory Box at Blues in a Tea Cup

On #YesAllWomen, and the Discomfort of ‘Good Men’ by @CratesNRibbons

The long and the short of it  via @headinbook

Political and Born This Way Lesbians – Why The Battle? via @BigBooButch

Men who want to lead the fight for women’s rights  by Ruby Hamad

Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival to End after 40 Years by Victoria Brownworth

Some thoughts on MichFest  at Pathetic Fallacies

From Boyle to May, Immigration, as it turns out, has done rather well on providing jobs  by Chimene Suleyman

12.4

 How group therapy taught me to survive oppression by @Huma101

Sports Direct at My Tights Won’t Stay Up

Let Children Be Children – Without Jamming Them Into Gender Roles  by Samantha Rea

My Mother & I: A Love Story by Petals fall from my afro like autumn

Fuck Empowerment  at All Women Show

Caring for someone when I don’t care about myself by @AtHomeActivist

Shoot a terf today by @giagia

There Are No Abortion Cakes by Katha Pollitt

To my daughter, as your 13th birthday approaches  by @Firewomon

Plastic Woman, Cardboard Man, or, Can you have a feminism which doesn’t expect men to change?  via @glosswitch

How straight thou art at Remember when feminism used to be about women

 6.4

Prostitution: A Word That UN Women Does Not Want to Hear by Barbara Crossette

Socialist Resistance and Sisterhood via @K_IngalaSmith

Owen Jones: It’s ‘political flaws’ that matter, not women’s lives at Feminist Current

‘People have to know who you are’ – Between East and West by Wei Ming Kam

Dropping the plus and values attached to our bodies via @MurderOfGoths

Why rape suspects should not remain anonymous by Sarah Ditum

There’s nothing ‘safe’ about silencing dissent by Meghan Murphy

On sex, gender and Socialist Resistance via @glosswitch

Black, British & Muslim; We’re not just a “Complication” by Momtaza Mehri

When Fantasy Becomes Fatal: Should Actors Have Social Responsibility? by @rupandemehta

The danger of taxis and the safety of homes at The Personal is Political After all

#TheHomelessPeriod: Campaign for homeless women to have free tampons by  Radhika Sanghani

Women must not be considered ‘at risk’. Here’s why. by Polly Neate

Another Isolated Incident via @K_IngalaSmith

March

 29.3

Disabled people shut out of politics by lack of access at polling stations | Frances Ryan

The NUS bans drag as fancy dress – except it doesn’t by Helen Lewis

The End of Sympathy: Rape, Sympathy and the Home Office Select Committee Recommendation of Anonymity  by Rachel Hewitt

Unjust Justice: Why anonymity for rapists is wrong  via @EVB_Now

Feminists and transgender: why is there a debate?  via Victoria Smith

Good feminist, bad feminist… Is it really about you? by Laura McNally

Gender Neutrality or Enforcement? Is this new gender program actually progress? by Laura McNally

The Suffocation of British Muslim Civil Society Space by Omayma El Ellavia @WritersofColour

To the organisers of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction via @WritersofColour

Whose safe space?  via @glosswitch

Attack at Girl Shaped Guitar

Zayn Malik and how we have yet to learn to respect the emotions of girls.  via @kimfromthecoast

I’m a student and no, the NUS does not speak for me:  at Carlybblogs

HARRIET: PINK OR MAGENTA, IT’S STILL PATRONISING AND SEXIST by @grainnemcmahon

The Suffocation of British Muslim Civil Society Space by @omayma_ella

On Radical and Radishes by  @AlexpolisTigers

Do not go quiet by Rebecca Mott

 22.3

Are you a good feminist? Bad feminist? Is it really about you? by Laura McNally

We need to talk about mental health at carlyblogs

Back now by Rebecca Mott

Small Politics  by  Kiri Kankhwende at Media Diversified

Trans-abled: Just Another Disability? at Liberation Collective

The Elections 2015: Desperately Seeking Equality and Justice by Pragna Patel via @WritersofColour

The right to say no – a short story about consent.  via @WomanAsSubject

A letter to the wife of the man who abused me at The Personal is Political After all

I hate mother’s day at Motherhood is a feminist issue

Sex-differences and ‘domestic violence murders’:  via @K_IngalaSmith

We cannot be outraged by UKIP if we are to support their rhetoric everywhere else by Chimene Suleyman via @WritersofColour

‘Everyday Feminism’: Masculinity is a universe, and we’re all stars. Except the lesbians.  via @LucyAllenFWR

Ice Balls via @TheTuskBlog

The Scarlet Alliance/Sex Worker Collective’s Misogyny. Why They Should Not Be funded. by eaten

On Radical and Radishes at Glossologics

From a survivor to the new government: every woman matters by Huma Munshi  via @WritersofColour

More rhetorical violence, aka diet advice. via @LucyAllenFWR

Mummy, am I beautiful? by Jayne Manfredi at Motherhood is a Feminist Issue

Is this what you think victims of domestic violence look like? by @monk_laura via @RoomOfOurOwn

 15.3

Wanted: The Female Serial Killer by Deborah Cameron at Trouble & Strife

Self-Love Amidst Marginalisation by  Somayra Ismailjee at Media Diversified

It’s extreme masculinity – not love or despair – that drives a father to kill his children by Glosswitch

Report reveals the hidden depths of women’s financial abuse, say TUC and Women’s Aid

Unequal, trapped & controlled: Women’s experience of financial abuse and potential implications for Universal Credit – Exploratory research by Women’s Aid for the TUC By Marilyn Howard and Amy Skipp

We live in a world of stupid and Jeremy Clarkson is its king by Sarah Ditum

It is India’s fearless women revolutionaries who are being silenced, not the BBC  via @WritersofColour

Feminism in the Favela via @WritersofColour

This thing about male victims by Karen Ingala Smith

Parallel lives by Portia Smart

LEFTIST MEN ARE NOT BORN TO LEAD RADICAL STRUGGLES [A RESPONSE TO JOHN PILGER AND THE SEX HIERARCHY TRIVIALISERS] AT LIBERATION IS LIFE at Liberation is Life

Abortion: My  13 Year Secret by Helen Blogs via @RoomOfOurOwn

The Pro-Sexploitation Lobby and Disabled People at Life in the Patriarchal Mix via @RoomOfOurOwn

‘Everyday Feminism’: Masculinity is a universe, and we’re all stars. Except the lesbians.  via @LucyAllenFWR

8.3

Leaving Liberal Feminism at Liberation Collective

The Monster of Masculinity in Oz by @LilyRMunroe

Murder, Mystery & Misogyny in Oz  via @LilyRMunroe

Seeing things through a rapist’s eyes by Glosswitch

The life-cycle of a social worker at Opinionated Planet

Rhetorical Violence and Actual Violence (content note) at Reading Medieval Books

Cinderella’s corset impaired her organ function: What ‘feminist twist’ will Disney bring this time? at Feminist Current

My question at One Woman’s Thoughts

Talking about gender by @strifejournal via @RoomOfOurOwn

On Beauty at Exiled Stardust

From thinking like rapists to thinking like homophobes: A feminist backlash update via @glosswitch

Oppression is always tied to resource extraction at Bend it till it breaks

 1.3

LGBTI – is the L silent?  at Liberation Collective

#EDAW2015, #effyourbeautystandards, #spoonieproblems and self hate (TW)   via @MurderOfGoths

The Black Renaissance is Here  via @WritersofColour

The Denial of Childhood to Children of Colour via @WritersofColour

Who owns gender by @StrifeJournal

Craig Gross, Fifty Shades and Understanding Abuse via @God_loves_women

HOW PATRIARCHY GENDERS PERSONALITY TRAITS AND FEMINIST SUBVERSION  via Sisterhood is Powerful

Mansplainer Exposes Mansplainy Tactics, Internet is Polite  via @LucyAllenFWR

Slim Pickings? by Deborah Cameron at Trouble & Strife

#sharedgirlhood: puberty by Bella Solanum at A Room of Our Own

#EDAW2015, #EFFYOURBEAUTYSTANDARDS, #SPOONIEPROBLEMS AND SELF HATE (TW) by Murder of Goths

When I was raped, it was female-only spaces that helped me recoverby Rachel Hewitt

5 Wounds: a brilliant feminist, young historical novel written by my friend Katharine Edgar is now for sale on Amazon!

And, Everyday Victim Blaming: Challenging Media Portrayals of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse is also available on Amazon

February

 22.2

“Feminists are Ugly” at Exiled Stardust

Not like other girls? at Fat Heffalump

Are you now or have you ever been a TERF? at the New Statesman

What on earth would Orwell think? Universities, no platforming and that letter. at Woman as Subject

The Femicide Census by Portia Smart

Women in Public Life by Rahila Gupta

10 Reasons We Need to #StopWoody via @MMASammich

Trouble in the Sisterhood at Uncultured Sisterhood

The falsest of false equivalencies at Shakesville

New PETA Ad: Morally Reprehensible, Racially Insensitive, and Remarkably Selfish by Arielle Newton

Against the Fiona Bruce amendment: why feminists should oppose the ban on sex-selective abortion by Sarah Ditum

BRINGING BACK THE PILLORY: THE PUBLIC SHAMING OF FEMINISTSBY @VABVOX

Owen Jones, Privilege, Revisionism and Contemporary Bandwagons. at Shack Diaries

No More Excuses: Why “Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist” Isn’t Enough by Maya Goodfellow at Media Diversified

Someone is finally starting to count femicides by Charlotte Alter

On high heels and stupid choices by Glosswitch

Why femicide won’t end until we have a truly equal society  by Eva Wiseman

A collection of briefings on the sex selective abortion amendment to the Serious Crime Bill which will be voted on Monday. There is a petition here. You can write to your MP here.

15.2

Women with learning disabilities are the hidden victims domestic violence by Saba Salman

Ethan Czahor’s Tweets: Why Media Should Stop Saying ‘Offensive’ or ‘Controversial’ to Describe Sexism by Soraya Chemaly

How children learn to read by Maria Konnikova

The police won’t attend our Million Women Rise rally – we will march on by Sabrina Qureshi

Black Feminism and Womanism Have Always Been Crucial to Anti-Racist Work by Candace Simpson at For Harriet

Sex Selective Abortion and Honour Based Violence by Shaheen Hashmat

Defining’ Terror, and Why ISIS Suits the West by  Chimene Suleyman at Media Diversified

‘My aunt died because doctors assumed domestic violence is normal for Asian women’ by Radhika Sanghani

Sadistic Abuse is not romantic by Melinda Tankard Reist

Revenge Porn Is An Industry That Will Take More Than A New Law To Stop by Louise Ridley

Femicide Census: Why we’re counting dead women by Polly Neate

Western Apologies by Somayra Ismailjee

Affleck v. Harris and the Different Shades of Islamophobia by Afroze Zaidi Jivraj

Sadistic abuse is not romantic by Melinda Tankard Reist

The Invisible Woman: Why is Hollywood so Obsessed with Men? at Woman as Subject

800 maternal deaths a day is not neutral by Glosswitch

Why we need a femicide census by Sarah Ditum

Femicide is a leading a cause of premature death for women – why aren’t we doing more? by Karen Ingala Smith

Disturbing Report Finds New York’s Female Prisoners Illegally Shackled During Labor by Melissa Jeltsen

Safe Space and the University (Trigger Warning) by Dr. Lucy Allen at Reading Medieval Books

Why I’m Rising by JUNE ERIC-UDORIE at Let’s Talk Vaginas

8.2

How to co-ordinate a feminist backlash: 12 easy steps by Glosswitch

Sarah Vine and rape apologisism by Glosswitch

Afrofuturism: An invitation to dance, or a provocation to insurgency? by Emma Dabiri

FEMINISM & SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVISM – INTERVIEW WITH ROWEENA RUSSELL at Have I got news for youth

Why I Think The Down Syndrome Baby Story is Horseshit at Life in the Patriarchal Mix

When men are rejected they demand answers: On the ubiquity of male butthurtedness by Meghan Murphy

Silicon Valley sexism: why it matters that the internet is made by men, for men by Soraya Chemaly

Spot the difference at Head in Book

Cop-per Bullets by @MsBellaGraham

I don’t agree with you on that at Opinionated Planet

I Had an Ectopic Pregnancy, and Anti-Choice Laws Could Have Made My Experience Much Worse by Natasha Chart

1.2

Why I don’t agree with the article – ‘Becoming a Woman: Trans Women and Male Violence’. at Shack Diaries

Spinster aunt reads generic feminism article, complains at I blame the patriarchy

Pink brain blues by Sarah Ditum

Minding our language by Debbie Cameron at Trouble & Strife

THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL – LIVING FEMINIST POLITICS BY @SARAMSALEM

Fuck the mani-cam: It’s time to point the lens at those who police our bodies by Natalie Jovanovski

Porn is not a thing by God Loves Women

My gentle boy and my strong girl by Murder of Goths

#PerformingDisability and feeling a fraud by Murder of Goths

Is there a role for the Diaspora in tackling Boko Haram? by Yemisi Adegoke

THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL – LIVING FEMINIST POLITICS BY @SARAMSALEM

Don’t Blame Anti-Vaxxers for the Measles Outbreak. Blame American Culture. by Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig

Minding our language by Trouble & Strife

I Am Disabled and People Tell Me On a Regular Basis That They Would Rather Die Than Be Like Me by Philippa Willetts

Lawyers for Fetuses? Yes, It’s Absurd, But It’s Worse Than You Realize by Sara Ainsworth

Sarah Vine and rape apologisism by Glosswitch

Little Monkeys by Head in Book

Some Truths are Facts, And Some Facts are True. But The Earth Is Not Flat And Wishing Won’t Make It So by incarnationalrelational

HELP! @COSMOPOLITANUK ‘DISCOVERS’ HORRIFIC AFRICAN SEXUAL PRACTICES BY @MSAFROPOLITAN

If you’re in London, this conference will be brilliant:

Building the UK’s First Femicide Census: Profiles of Women Killed by Men by Karen Ingala Smith

January

25.1

Pornography as Rape: The Rehtaeh Parsons case by Emily Monaghan at Feminist Current

Wifework and “proper” work: why we have to stop romanticising women’s labour by Glosswitch

No More Page 3 – Things That Have Happened To Me at Mitherings from Morningside

One year on at Murder of Goths

She said. He said at One Woman’s Thoughts

Why I have no time for allies at Liberation Collective

Expanded bumholes. Unexpanded minds. at Paperhouse

The Complicated Origins of ‘Having It All’ By JENNIFER SZALAI

The Abyss at Musings of a Congolese Lesbian

Wolf Hall: Women Mired in Catholic Illiteracy, Take Two at Reading Medieval Books

Women as a weapon of war at Left at the Lights

Ha, Ha, Fucking Ha: Why the Return of Page 3 is No Laughing Matter at Woman as Subject

What the Hell kinds of Feminists are you Reading, Alison Wolf? at Reading Medieval Books

READING AUDRE LORDE IS CHANGING MY LIFE BY @PSYCHO_CLAIRE. at Room of Our Own

Sticky jam jar hearts and a pinch of cayenne at Girl Shaped Guitar

Boko Haram have capitalised on Nigeria’s north/south divide by Florence Okoye

The Loneliness of the Stay At Home Mother or: The Importance of Being Equal at Woman as Subject

Welcome to Winnipeg: Where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst by Nancy MacDonald

And:

5 Wounds: a brilliant YA historical fiction by the fabulous Katharine Edgar will be published March 1!

18.01

What do President Goodluck Jonathan and the Global Media have in common? by Samantha Asumadu

Rapist Ched Evans and the Issue of Consent by  @Selene_Nelson

Killed by their sons by Karen Ingala Smith

WRITING AS RESISTANCE AND WHY I LOVE TO BLOG BY @REIMAGININGME at A Room of Our Own

Real change for aboriginal women begins with the end of prostitution by Cherry Smiley

The right words, the right time.   by Sara Barnard

Gaga Feminism by Smash the Patriarchy

Rehtaeh Parsons’ Mother Pens Heart-Wrenching Message To Man Who Victimized Her Daughter

80% Of Central American Women, Girls Are Raped Crossing Into The U.S. by Eleanor Goldberg

Men’s ‘Abortion Regret’ Stories Are More About Controlling Women by Amanda Marcott

Psychology vs social justice: social responsibility for therapists by Laura McNally

NSPCC: Be Share Aware Campaign by Lynn Schreiber

How menstrual cups are changing lives in East Africa by Sabrina Rubil

and this because it made me giggle:

What if Hermione were the main character in Harry Potter?

and the original essay:

In Praise of Joanne Rowling’s Hermione Granger series

11.1

Paedophile: Misleading language and child sexual abuse at Ending Victimisation and Blame

Women-only by Portia Smart

The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Toilet Lines by Soraya Chemaly

“Middle Eastern Women” by @saramsalem

Norah Lofts, and why you should read her by Katharine Edgar

“JE SUIS CHARLIE”: THE LIVES WE VALUE, THE LIVES WE DON’T BY @VABVOX

Can ‘maintenance sex’ ever be gender neutral? by Meghan Murphy

TORTURE REPORT: IT’S NOT JUST THE CIA, BUT A GLOBAL & STRUCTURAL PROBLEM BY @SLUTOCRAT

WHAT CAME FIRST: UNEQUAL POWER STRUCTURES OR GENITALS? BY @PONDERINGLIF

“Hatred breeds hatred”: Charlie Hebdo, marginalisation and terrorismat Media Diversified

WOMEN-ONLY SPACE…..FUNDAMENTAL TO FEMINISM AND ALL WOMEN. AT SHACK DIARIES

A Rock and a hard place at Trouble & Strife

I am not Charlie Hebdo by Anne Theriault