Femme Fatigue

I spent last weekend in Bristol at UK Feminista’s Summer School 2012, staying with my good friend MadamJMo. After last year’s Summer School, I came away buzzing with energy and excitement about the future of feminism; this year though, I feel very different. It’s no reflection at all on UK Feminista or the hard work […]

In Defence of: The 1967 Abortion Act

Yesterday marked the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act’s implementation, on 27th April 1968. Last week, British TV presenter Jameela Jamil tweeted, “red lipstick, high heels, chocolate and Ryan Gosling… are the best things that ever happened to women.” As so often happens in the wonderful world of Twitter, this sparked a brilliant discussion on the actual best […]

Happy Birthday Mary Wollstonecraft

Today is the 253rd anniversary of the birth of Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Born on this day in 1759, Wollstonecraft was the mother of feminism – and the mother of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. Today is also the 44th anniversary of the implementation of the 1967 Abortion Act, which came into […]