Category Archives: Feminism

The Kids Are Revolting, In a Good Way

Last night’s BristolCon Fringe meeting was very interesting in two ways. Firstly, Ken Shinn had us agog with a tale about a demonic version of Benny Hill who has a drunken otter for a familiar. In addition our other guest, … Continue reading

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Leah Moore Interview

I have just uploaded the full version of the interview with Leah Moore than I made while I was in Liverpool. In addition to the material that we broadcast on Ujima Radio, this version contains a discussion of the Electricomics … Continue reading

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Juliet & the Waterstones Count

Yesterday Juliet McKenna put up a long post looking at the issue of how SF&F books are promoted by Waterstones. She has had some friends doing a survey of stores around the country. It looks like there is some pretty … Continue reading

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The Finncon LGBT Reading Lists

As promised, I have posted the LGBT Reading Lists that Suzanne Van Rooyen and I produced for the panel at Finncon. You can find them here. My apologies to everyone I have left out. I’m sure that there are lots … Continue reading

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National Diversity Awards

So, yeah, popular vote stuff. Probably mainly an excuse for big corporations to advertise their support for diversity without actually having to practice it, and for celebrities to charge for their endorsement. And of course the awards will go to … Continue reading

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Becca Lloyd, M.P. Wright, Outset & Bristol Pride

Yesterday’s radio all went very smoothly, thanks in no small part to Seth, my engineer, being available again. It is so much easier presenting the show if you don’t have to be constantly thinking about running the desk as well. … Continue reading

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Liverpool Coverage Elsewhere

This isn’t new material. All of the interviews I have from the Unstraight Conference in Liverpool are on the podcast. However, a few people have kindly asked to use parts of that material elsewhere. First up, Mary Milton took an … Continue reading

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Man Trouble

While I was out and about in Bristol yesterday, my Twitter feed was buzzing with comment from outraged women. There were two main issues. The first one is that Dave Truesdale has gone and put his foot in his mouth … Continue reading

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Women, Art & Invisibility

Over the last few days I have watched a 3-part series on BBC4 called The Story of Women and Art. Structurally it follows a pattern dating all the way back to Kenneth Clark’s classic Civilisation: an academic with a mildly … Continue reading

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Destruction Completed

I have a small part in the splendid publication. Please don’t let that put you off. If you didn’t support the Kickstarter campaign, you can now purchase Women Destroy Science Fiction here. Contributors include: Seanan McGuire, N. K. Jemisin, Mary … Continue reading

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Yeah, THIS!

You go, girl! Mind you, that is America. In the UK prominent white feminists are busy crowing over how driving a trans woman to a nervous breakdown was a moral duty, and complaining that her writing about what happened is … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Friends, Radio & Museums

The studio was a bit busy yesterday because we were hosting the first ever live show by @FemFMFutures, a group of young girls who had been through a training course aimed at boosting the number of women in radio. They … Continue reading

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The Invisible Women of Pop Art

While you lot were all watching Eurovision, I was watching a very different sort of pop. BBC2′s Culture Show was running a special about the women who were prominent in the Pop Art movement back in the 1960s. It is … Continue reading

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Conchita and the Evolution of “Transgender”

I didn’t watch Eurovision last night, though it was very obvious from my Twitter feed that many of you lot did. I was, of course, very happy to see Conchita Wurst win, given the threats by various countries to black … Continue reading

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Thank You, Judith Butler

Much of Butler’s work on gender is very densely-written and difficult to follow. This, however, is a very clear statement of support for trans people, and a denunciation of the mis-use of her work as the basis for TERF-ism.

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Living Without Privilege

We hear a lot about privilege these days. It seems that everyone want to prove that other people have more privilege than they do. David Cameron thinks that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world, while men’s rights … Continue reading

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Today On Ujima: Er, Everything!

Well that was a bit mad. Today we had a very busy show. We started off with some ladies talking about fostering and adoption services in Bristol. Apparently there is a major shortage of families willing to foster or adopt … Continue reading

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First Avenger – Hollywood Wimps Out

Yesterday I finally got around to watching Captain America: The First Avenger. I know I’m quite late to this, but Cap has never been a favorite character of mine, and I’m not very interested in WWII stories. I finally picked … Continue reading

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Ujima: Anansi, Maroons, Health, Poetry

Yesterday’s show on Ujima was a bit scary. Paulette had asked me to host the entire show as she was expecting to be on course. As it turned out, she was around, but I did the whole show anyway despite … Continue reading

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Origins of Feminist Transphobia

I thought that for Trans Day of Visibility I should talk a bit about why some older feminists hate trans people with such passion. Many of my younger feminist friends are very confused by this. Of course I am not … Continue reading

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