Wyoming Pioneer Esther Hobart Morris

Sep 13, 2014 | No Comments
Wyoming Pioneer Esther Hobart Morris

 by Jad Adams For the first time in the world, in 1869, a legislature gave women equal rights as citizens.  It was in the territory of Wyoming in the western US and is today commemorated by a giant statue of Esther Hobart Morris in front of the state capitol building in Cheyenne. Morris is the ...

Women in Literature | An essay

Sep 5, 2014 | No Comments
Women in Literature | An essay

by Meytal Radzinski This essay was originally posted here Over the years I’ve been involved in literary review, I’ve said and written many different things about women writers, and particularly in recent months about women writers in translation. I’ve discussed possible differences in men and women’s writing, a young adult literary culture that courts young ...

What the Frock Comedy Friday 19th September

Sep 4, 2014 | No Comments
What the Frock Comedy Friday 19th September

    Bristol’s award-winning all-female comedy night What The Frock! returns on Friday, September 19 at Bristol’s Colston Hall. The fantastic line-up features extended sets from both Luisa Omielan and Rachel Parris, and will be compered by Bristol’s very-own Jayde Adams (London Cabaret Awards winner 2014). Luisa Omielan has sold-out five runs at London’s Soho ...

Women’s security in activist groups

Sep 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
Women’s security in activist groups

by Helen Long Trigger warning- measures to prevent sexual assault I have learnt that people who are politically conscious in one way are not necessarily socially conscious, or even friendly.  Class activist circles can become old boys clubs, and peace camps can become safe havens for sexual harassers. Pollution pressure groups can make dirty remarks, ...

Render: Feminist Food and Culture Quarterly Launches Sept. 1st

Sep 1, 2014 | No Comments
Render: Feminist Food and Culture Quarterly Launches Sept. 1st

RENDER is a quarterly print publication and online community on a mission to look at food culture through a feminist lens. We’re a team of people who love food and food writing, but we’re disappointed in many of the food magazines currently on the market. We developed RENDER to challenge stereotypes and overturn outdated ideas ...

A Feminist Success Story

Aug 30, 2014 | No Comments
A Feminist Success Story

by Sara Read   Back when the study of early modern women’s writing was in its infancy, four academics near the start of their careers decided to produce an anthology of women’s writing to help make rare works more accessible and teachable. Elspeth Graham, Hilary Hinds, Elaine Hobby and Helen Wilcox all chose 3 women ...

Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements by Theresa O’Keefe

Aug 26, 2014 | No Comments
Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements by Theresa O’Keefe

by Alicia Izharuddin Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements by Theresa O’Keefe (2013, Palgrave MacMillan) Theresa O’Keefe’s 2013 monograph ‘Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements’ offers fascinating and thought-provoking anthropological findings on the conundrum of armed female combatants in violent nationalist conflicts. Feminist literature on nationalist struggles has found plenty of evidence ...

The University of Southampton Feminist Society

Aug 19, 2014 | No Comments
The University of Southampton Feminist Society

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/sufemsoc Twitter: @sufemsoc The University of Southampton Feminist Society is about to enter its sixth year. “Femsoc” as it is known on campus is a vibrant and active community. We hold weekly discussion meetings as well as film nights, fundraising events and fun feminist socials! Our society is open to everyone, regardless of gender. ...

BODIES OF EXCESS: AINTREE RACES

Aug 15, 2014 | One Comment
BODIES OF EXCESS: AINTREE RACES

by Gemma Ahearne This was originally posted here Updated to add Grand National stereotype fight back after unfair headlines mentioning Plasticdollheads I was happy when I saw this Scouse Bird Versus the Daily Mail because it at least starts to address how the Daily Mail and other right wing press frame the women who attend.Scouse Bird gives a ...