Category Archives: Feminism

Diversity: It’s Complicated

Lots of people talk about diversity these days but, as this famous Media Diversified essay notes, far fewer are willing to do anything about it. What’s more, the word “diversity” contains multitudes of issues. In the LGBT community we know … Continue reading

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Bustin’ Makes Me Feel Good

This evening I took myself off to see one of the most controversial films of the year. The sheer oceans of man-tears that have been shed over the Ghostbusters remake would drown entire solar systems. Goodness only knows what movie … Continue reading

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National Diversity Award Shortlists

Ujima’s time as a reigning National Diversity Award champion is coming to an end. In 8 weeks time new winners will be crowned for 2016. The shortlists have just been announced and once again I know some of the people … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – Cat Valente, Rape Prevention, Hate Crime & Brexit

Sorry about the weird company, Cat. That’s the way it goes with radio some days. Today’s show began with an interview I did with Cat Valente at Finncon. As usual with such things, I was only able to broadcast about … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales Panel Reading List

Here as promised is my reading list from the “Sex ‘n’ Drugs ‘n’ Puss in Boots” panel. Cat and Anne may want to add to it as some point, and feel free to add your own recommendations in comments. First … Continue reading

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Introducing Adela Breton

Yesterday’s history conference was held in the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (yes, of course Bath has such a thing). On the ground floor of the building there was a remarkable exhibition celebrating the life and work of a … Continue reading

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Pauline Boty and Feminism’s Sex Problem

I spent yesterday in Bath at the annual conference of the The West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network. There were many interesting papers. I was rather sad that the one about women in the Mabinogion didn’t happen, … Continue reading

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Registration for PopSex 2016 Open

The blurb says: The second annual Sex and Sexualities in Popular Culture: Feminist Perspectives symposium is returning to the Bristol Watershed in September 2016. Following an exciting inaugural symposium in 2015, this year’s event will continue our tradition of offering … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima: Carers, Harassment, Flash, Trans & Faith

Yesterday’s show on Ujima began with a celebration of Carer’s Week. Caring for relatives or friends who are unable to look after themselves is an activity that falls disproportionately on women. With the current fashion for austerity politics, social service … Continue reading

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New Book, Contains Me

So apparently I am now a Social Justice Warrior. Or at least a reduxed one. The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed that this is the cover of volume #10 of the WisCon Chronicles, an annual anthology of writings arising … Continue reading

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A Few Words on Versailles

No, I am not watching the drama series. Enough of you have expressed utter horror on social media to warn me off that. However, I did take in the accompanying documentary about Louis IV and his court presented by Lucy … Continue reading

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Suspension Bridges – Invented by a Woman

Suspension bridges are one of the iconic features of Victorian England. Thomas Telford’s bridge over the Menai Straits to Anglesey, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s bridge over the Clifton Gorge in Bristol, are world famous. But neither of these great bridges … Continue reading

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Girls Can’t Code

Many thanks to the Girls Who Code movement for this hilarious video parodying the excuses given for not employing women as programmers. In my case it is even harder. I suffer from autogynephilia, so not only do my boobs get … Continue reading

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Sophie Walker in Bath

The other event in Bath this evening was a visit from Sophie Walker, the leader of the Women’s Equality Party (and recent candidate for Mayor of London). I may have more to say about this tomorrow when I have a … Continue reading

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Come Into My Parlour, Said the Mayor

This evening I was in Bath for two events. The first was in the Guildhall. There were no fairies, but there was a mayor. Will Sandry is the 788th Mayor of Bath, and as far as I know the first … Continue reading

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WEP’s e-Quality Campaign

I have email from the Women’s Equality Party. Tomorrow they are launching a new campaign called e-Quality. It is aimed at tackling the issue of harassment and bullying of women online which, unless you have been living in a cave … Continue reading

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Today On Ujima: Judy Darley, No More Taboo, Predatory Peacekeepers and Mike Carey

Well that’s a fair old mix of a show. I started off with local writer, Judy Darley, who is running a literary fundraiser for St. Mungo’s, a charity that works with homeless people. The event is going to be in … Continue reading

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The IDAHOBIT Post

Given that I post about LGBT rights rather a lot, it is probably a bit over the top to do a special post just because it is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. However, I did have something … Continue reading

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Marketing Evil

I’ve just been to Tesco for various things, including picking up my copy of The Force Awakens. They have this special offer going on where you can select a Dark Side or Light Side limited edition cover. From a style … Continue reading

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Fight Like A Girl On Film

The fabulous Roz Clarke has made a movie of the Fight Like A Girl launch event. You can watch it below. It does of course include the notorious pirate, Captain Morgan. I took the hat off for the panel so … Continue reading

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