Wolf whistling: Flattery or threat?

For Femail Online. It was reported earlier this week that a 23-year-old woman, Poppy Smart, had complained to police after being wolf whistled at by builders, on her way to work, every day for a month. Cue a renewed media debate about whether wolf whistling does or doesn’t constitute sexual harassment! I wrote for The […]

Sexism, journalism and impostor syndrome

About a month ago I received an email from Jonathan Hewett, who taught me on my journalism MA, inviting me to speak on a panel at the Association for Journalism Education (AJE)’s spring seminar. The subject for the entire day was sexism in journalism, and the panel in question was looking at higher education perspectives – […]

Can a wedding ever be feminist?

Originally published at Mumsnet. Marriage has been a burning topic in the media this year – from the introduction of same sex marriage to the campaign for mothers’ names on marriage certificates. As a recently-married feminist, it’s also been at the forefront of my mind for the last couple of years, as my (male) partner […]