International Women’s Day 2017

Happy International Women’s Day! Today is one of my favourite days of the year, because it provides a focal point for celebrating women’s fantastic achievements, and campaigning on all the areas where there’s still work to be done. This time last year I joined my sisters from WRW in a vibrant and defiant IWD party […]

#lifeofamuslimfeminist: Noorulann Shahid on how it began

Originally published at Feminist Times. The hashtag #lifeofamuslimfeminist was started by Twitter user Noorulann Shahid (@YxxngHippie). It began trending on Friday and maintained momentum throughout the weekend, offering solidarity and an insight into the experiences of Muslim feminists. We spoke to Noorulann Shahid about how it all started, and then look at some of the key […]

Reflections on Greenham, 11 December 1983

Originally published at Feminist Times. Thirty years ago today, on 11 December 1983, 50,000 women gathered at Greenham Common to encircle the military base, where cruise missiles had arrived three weeks earlier. The women held mirrors, symbolically reflecting the military’s image back at itself. The women later cut and pulled down sections of the surrounding […]

Review: Teaching Men To Be Feminist

Originally published at Feminist Times. You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, I know, but I have to confess I struggled when this one arrived at the Feminist Times office. [amazon_textlink asin=’0704373408′ text=’Teaching Men To Be Feminist’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’saragrah0e-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’51b17fac-0a83-11e7-b849-21f7954c08ce’] is the latest book from Anne Dickson, celebrated author of assertiveness manual [amazon_textlink asin=’070437269X’ […]

Meets and Tweets: 3D feminism, online and off

Originally published at Feminist Times. Last Wednesday we published Charlotte Raven’s weekly editorial, “Meets rather than tweets” – an adaptation of the speech she made at our launch party for Feminist Times members the previous Saturday night. After publishing the article, we had a conversation in the Feminist Times office and I explained why I […]

We are not all Pussy Riot

Originally published at Feminist Times. Dressed in brightly coloured tights, dresses and balaclavas, and sticking two fingers up at the establishment, Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot seized the world’s attention last March, for far more than their garish dress-sense. Their iconoclastic, anti-Putin protest gig, performed in the Russian Orthodox Church, landed two of their […]