Category Archives: Feminism

Introducing Rainbow Pilgrims

Last night I was in Exeter helping my good friend Surat-Shaan Knan do an event about his amazing trans people of faith project, Twilight People. In the process of that I discovered that he has a new project just starting. … Continue reading

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And Another One – WEP Bristol Fundraiser

Yes, I know, total overload. But this one is happening in Bristol on the evening after the gig at the Watershed, and they only want me talking for 5 minutes. I can do that. Besides, very good cause. Also it … Continue reading

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February Events Update – Young People’s Panel

Tuesday night at Bristol University was fabulous, and I met some great people. That may result in some more events later this year. But today’s news is that I will be chairing the “Language and Representation Within LGBT+ Culture” event … Continue reading

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Problem Daughters Interview with Rivqa Rafael

Problem Daughters, the new anthology from The Future Fire, will amplify the voices of women who are sometimes excluded from mainstream feminism. It will be an anthology of beautiful, thoughtful, unconventional speculative fiction and poetry around the theme of intersectional … Continue reading

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Problem Daughters Open for Submissions

Well done, everyone, we will have a book! The Call for Submissions is here. The deadline is March 31st, so I have a vague chance of being able to find the time to write something. Hopefully those of you who … Continue reading

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A Note on Exclusion

One of the things I have noticed over the weekend in the responses to the Women’s March is a bunch of women people complaining that they felt excluded by all of the signs talking about vaginas, uteruses and so on. … Continue reading

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Big March, Small Step

Yesterday was fun, right? We had the Orange Puppet crying into his golden champagne flute. But it was only a start. A march like that won’t get rid of Trump, it won’t even slow down the political change that he … Continue reading

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What Would Diana Do?

Ah, no actual punching, then. Got it.

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We Know What We Need To Do

It is a great book too.

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Solidarity, Sisters

I am way too busy to get to any marches today, but we do what we can. I have no idea who created this image, but well done whoever you are. Update: Via Sarah Ann Watts on Facebook I have … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – New Year, New Presenters plus Movies and Smoothies

With Paulette having retired, we need to put things in place to ensure the continuation of the Women’s Outlook show. I can’t do it myself because I have too many work commitments. But today I was delighted to welcome to … Continue reading

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Introducing Problem Daughters

Here’s a new crowdfunded anthology you may want to back. It is called Problem Daughters, it will be published by The Future Fire, and the editors will be Nicolette Barischoff, Rivqa Rafael and Djibril al-Ayad. The official pitch (taken from … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Domestic Violence

In the wake of last week’s protest at City Hall regarding provision of priority housing for women who are victims of domestic violence, I devoted most of this week’s show to the issue. For the first hour I was joined … Continue reading

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That Was LaDIYfest

I spent all of Saturday in Bristol at LaDIYfest, a one-day feminist conference. Most of the day was taken up with workshops at Cafe Connect. In the evening there was a gig at Roll for the Soul, the bicycle cafe. … Continue reading

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WE See Change

Today was an important day in the House of Commons, seeing that very rare event, a private member’s bill passing second reading. The bill in question was “Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill” … Continue reading

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Signing the Zero Tolerance Pledge

Tuesday evening saw the Annual General Meeting of LGBT Bristol, an organization of which I am a trustee. As is depressingly usual these days, traffic in the city was gridlocked in the early evening and Berkeley, who is the Chair, … Continue reading

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Transgender Mythbusting Comes to Bristol

On Saturday I will be running a workshop at LaDIYFest, a fabulous intersectional feminist event. The workshop will be an extended version of the Transgender Mythbusting thing I ran at the Womens’ Equality Party conference with a lot more time … Continue reading

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WEP Conference – Party Business

This is the last part of my report on the WEP Conference, and it covers the actual policy debates. I’m not going to go through all 20 items of business in detail. What I want to do is concentrate on … Continue reading

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WEP Conference – Day 3

Sunday was all about party business. We got an incredible amount done, including adopting a new constitution and dealing with 20 motions. That’s impressive, but it didn’t all go smoothly. Here are some thoughts on the process (mainly for Kevin’s … Continue reading

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WEP Conference – Day 2

As I am finally putting the chaos of November behind me I can get back to posting my reports from the Women’s Equality Party Conference. This is from the Saturday. Saturday began with a brief, introductory business session, after which … Continue reading

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