Category Archives: Feminism

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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New From Aqueduct

Aqueduct Press has sent me three new books for sale. As always with Aqueduct, these look very interesting. Alien Bootlegger and Other Stories by Rebecca Ore is a collection of feminist SF stories that examines what it means to be … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima: Media Diversity & Airships

I’m delighted to report that the Women’s Outlook show has been back on air today. That was a great relief to all concerned. Today’s show was mainly about media diversity issues. That was specifically with respect to women, but we … Continue reading

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Galactic Suburbia Award

A new episode of Galactic Suburbia went live yesterday. It contained the results of this year’s Galactic Suburbia Award “for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction.” I was delighted to see that … Continue reading

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Psychology, Animals and the Evolution of Patriarchy

Karen Joy Fowler was in Bristol last night promoting her latest novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, which has just launched in the UK. As ever, Karen had a lot of interesting things to say, and consequently my thoughts … Continue reading

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A Mad, Mad World

Last night much of my Twitter feed was full of people (mostly gay men) discussing Channel 4′s expose of reparative therapy treatments (otherwise known as “gay cures”). A few people had horror stories to tell about aversion therapy, a form … Continue reading

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SF & Astronomy, A Boy Thing, Apparently

I have email from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific announcing that they have updated their list of science fiction that contains good information about astronomy and related issues. This is a good thing, I thought. We should be educating … Continue reading

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On Wolf Whistles & Safety

The safety of women seems to be the topic du jour at the moment, so I thought I’d take things away from You Know What and look instead that something else that has been in my timeline today. Paris Lees … Continue reading

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Time To Get Cranky, Ladies

No, this is nothing about Worldcon, or the Hugos, or bookstores, honest. LGBT History Month is over, but it is now Women’s History Month (all over the world, I believe). In recognition of this, Fablecroft is running a crowdfunding campaign … Continue reading

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Today On Ujima – LGBT History Month Part III

Another Wednesday, another show in the bag. I’m very pleased with this one. In the first hour I have the fabulous CN Lester in the studio to talk about the history of opera and their own music. Along the way … Continue reading

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Tiptree Results Announced

The winner and honor list for this year’s Tiptree Award have been announced. Details are on their website. It is great to see a book by an Australian writer, published by a UK small press, come out on top. Rupetta … Continue reading

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LGBT Radio Interview

I have made of podcast of the segment about the history of LGBT radio in Bristol that I did on Ujima last week. Sadly I have to remove the music for podcasting, as I don’t have the necessary licenses, but … Continue reading

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A Brief Note On SFWA

Yeah, there was another huge blow-up online yesterday. It happens. And yet again it was caused by someone who is a former member of SFWA. Please bear that in mind. These online embarrassments are not an indication that people should … Continue reading

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The Destruction That Will Not Stop

Certain things on the Internet just will not stop. SFWA drama is apparently one of them. Yesterday I learned that I am one of a mysterious and dangerous faction known as “the Young”. I am also, apparently, an evil ageist … Continue reading

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How To Interview A Trans Woman #GirlsLikeUs

Last week you may have seen quite a lot of angry tweetage about Piers Morgan’s disrespectful ambushing of Janet Mock on his chat show. Morgan will doubtless claim that prurient sensationalism is the only way that trans issues can be … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – LGBT History Month Part II

Starting off today’s show we had Terry Starr giving us some background on the history of LGBT radio, in particular the fabulous Shout Out show that he and Mary Milton founded. Also in the first hour, and other Shout Out … Continue reading

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