Rape: Sexual Politics

Anti-rape police campaign poster. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/8179353.stm In the past week, I have been truly appalled by the attitudes being demonstrated by our politicians towards rape. On both sides of the pond we have had controversial statements...

London 2012: The Resurgence of the Suffragettes

Suffragettes carrying a banner at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Photo: REUTERS. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/9438965/London-2012-Olympics-anger-as-volunteers-cash-in-on-opening-ceremony.html This year’s Olympics has been billed as the...

Female Genital Mutilation: hidden horror in our UK communities

Female Genital Mutilation Image from Medscope  http://medscope.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/female-genital-mutilation-in-ireland.html According to some traditional beliefs, female circumcision is part of becoming a woman – it reduces a girl’s sexual urges, thus...

Titillating Titian?

Mark Wallinger’s Diana, on display at the National Gallery, London. Photograph: Graeme Robertson http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jul/09/mark-wallinger-national-gallery-diana?newsfeed=true To coincide with the Olympic Games, London is hosting a...

Game of Thrones – Can the Girls play, too?

Last month Girl Museum celebrated the women who have inspired us in the Heroines Quilt project. In the world of fantasy, however, there are very few strong role models for young women: they can be a scantily-clad “Xena” warrior; a demure elvin princess; or, at...

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