February

Essential Writing by Women 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 FEMINISTS BY @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.

Essential Writing by Women 15.2.15

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

 

Essential Writing by Women 8.2.15

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

 

Essential Writing by Women: 1.2.15

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

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