Sometimes I get so immersed in my own company, if I unexpectedly run into...– Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go (via philphys)
These days, a plethora of shitty attitudes to women have become diffuse,...– Caitlin Moran, How to Be A Woman (via xraycharles)
If the casting of Rue, Thresh and Cinna has left you bewildered and upset,...– Bim Adewunmi writes about those who exclaim (we paraphrase): ‘Why wasn’t The Hunger Games cast as I imagined in my racist reading?!’
There are the occasions that men—intellectual men, clever men, engaged...– Melissa McEwan, of course, on the terrible bargain. My life as a woman, as a queer person, as a fat person, is not your thought experiment. (via sanitywatchers) I’ve posted this before, but it’s always relevant. (via petitefeministe)
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Guardian Comment: Here's a new way to stand up to... →
guardiancomment: Sometimes there’s no obvious way to tackle bullying or harassment. The 40 Days For Life US-based anti-abortion group has set up in the UK, and is picketing abortion clinics across the country. In particular it is targeting a site run by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), which offers family planning counselling to thousands of women a year, and is the UK’s largest...
Charities like CRASAC demonstrate why... →
petitefeministe: [Trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence] Thursday 8th March was International Women’s Day. You might have noticed that there were more articles about women in the papers. You probably heard at least one man say: “What about International Men’s Day then?” At the University of Warwick, we celebrated with an inspiring five days of Women’s Week events. These events...
The petition to save the Open University! Would... →
tumblrofsupremegenius: educatingcharlene replied to your post: I can never seem to find nice clothes, these… Dorothy Perkins online. They seem to have a permanent sale. I like sales! What’s the returns like? I seem to have a weird body, which clothes tend to hate. So most things tend to be returned haha. No matter what ‘size’ I am, I always seem to be between sizes.
Speaking for all my lady friends, we all want some geeky, nerdy, polite and...– Caitlin Moran (via darktalk)
Fuck Yeah Caitlin Moran: A woman’s right to choose... →
witchinthebackyard: Caitlin Moran Published at 3:39PM, March 17 2012 ‘Women still die in childbirth. Not as many as used to – but notably more than die while receiving other “gifts”, such as scented candles’ There’s something disturbing about the idea of someone…
I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London,...– Jonathan Swift, “A Modest Proposal” Thing I learned today: students suddenly start paying attention during lecture when you call Jonathan Swift “the Stephen Colbert of the eighteenth century.” (via englishprof)
@lindasgrant this all is so sad. Aged 23, female colleague told everyone I must...– inkstainsclaire (via iwdtweets)
@lindasgrant Same boss marked down a female colleague’s appraisal based on his...– Dru_Step (via iwdtweets)
@lindasgrant 2001 - approx 60% of students on BA course female, 50% on MA...– annie_kirby (via iwdtweets)
Every time I read an article about conservatives being “pro- life” I am reminded...– The ‘Safe, Legal, Rare’ Illusion - NYTimes.com YES. (via golden-notebook)
That awkward moment when... →
The organisers of Steak and Blow Job Day sent a press release to my Student Journals email address. As the administrator for The Student Journals all the general enquiries come to me. Sadly, no one told the S&BJD guys that the TSJ admin is one of those humourless feminist types, although they did claim to “love what [we] do”. Interestingly, at this point three of the eleven articles on our...
@lindasgrant 2 years ago I couldn’t get an enhanced CRB check because I kept my...– NeallM (via iwdtweets)