We need to talk about the UK media war on women

We need to talk about the UK media war on women

Originally published at Open Democracy. While Dylan Farrow’s child abuse allegations against Woody Allen hold the headlines, it is time for journalists to realise that sexual violence is not about evil individuals, Asian grooming gangs, or 1970s BBC culture. A number of years ago I heard British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist Bidisha quote feminist academic … Continue reading

Comedy business celebrates first birthday

Comedy business celebrates first birthday

Originally published at Women’s Views on News. ‘I really can’t thank the Bristol Festival of Ideas enough for helping What The Frock! get started.’ Women’s comedy business What The Frock! will celebrate its first birthday this weekend, with a bumper comedy fest featuring, among others, funny women Tiffany Stevenson, Bethany Black and Jayde Adams. The Bristol-based business … Continue reading

An iPhone-lite week

An iPhone-lite week

On Saturday I got back from a week of pure escapism in Scotland, staying in a small town called Newton Stewart near the ‘Dark Sky‘ accredited Galloway Forest, where my partner first took me as a surprise almost three years ago. To cut a long and slightly soppy story short, we’d always wanted to go … Continue reading

Newington Green graffiti celebrates Wollstonecraft

Newington Green graffiti celebrates Wollstonecraft

Originally published at Islington Now. Fans of famous feminist Mary Wollstonecraft are celebrating her surprise appearance in the form of graffiti on the side of a church in Newington Green. The stencilled image of the 18th century “mother of feminism”, by street artist Stewy, is a bonus for a local campaign to get a statue … Continue reading