Stand Up For Women

Originally published at What The Frock! Working for a violence against women charity, like being an Arsenal fan, is no laughing matter – as Denise Marshall, CEO of women’s charity Eaves, pointed out at the start of their Stand Up For Women comedy night in the Soho Theatre. Yet the amazing women (and men) who work at Eaves […]

Review: What The Frock! 3

Originally published at The Student Journals. Saturday 15th September saw the third What The Frock! women’s comedy night in Bristol, held in association with UK Feminista’s Summer School. In just four months, since the first event, WTF’s creator and organiser Jane Duffus has successfully proven that mainstream comedy clubs are overlooking some really hilarious women comedians. In fact, she’s proved her […]

Interview with Cath Elliott and Kate Smurthwaite

During Women’s Week 2012 I interviewed feminists Cath Elliott and Kate Smurthwaite on the representation of women in public life. Cath Elliott is a freelance writer and blogger. She also works for a rape crisis centre and is a trade union activist. She took part in a Women’s Week debate on the glass ceiling because “it’s important to spread the word […]

Happy Women’s Week

Women’s Week begins tomorrow! Here at Warwick there’s an absolutely fantastic line-up of events covering all things female and feminist, from discussions and debates to film screenings, performances, a mock trial and a self-defence class. Guests include: Cath Elliott, Jo Cameron, Kate Smurthwaite, Mediocre Dave, Matt McCormack Evans (Anti-Porn Men Project), Coventry Rape And Sexual […]