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A Pox on the Patriarchy

Marriage versus Sex-Work: A Question

Yesterday, I had a piece in the New Statesman about marriage – specifically, about marriage certificates. Having recently got engaged, I had discovered, to my horror, that the legal document … Continue reading

May 2, 2014

“Empire Building”: Career Feminism and Me

I tend not to do much about the daily stream of attacks, insults, wilful misrepresentations and misinterpretations that constitute my daily online life. Not anymore. I just put up and … Continue reading

April 28, 2014

How To Attack A Feminist

It’s come to my attention that yet another overworked, underpaid, under-appreciated wonderful woman who is fighting her guts out, day after day, on behalf of all of us, has come … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

This Is Feminism: Speech at Cambridge Union Debate

I thought I’d upload the text of this speech, which contains a celebration of some awesome feminists from around the world, for International Women’s Day 2014. The motion was “This … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Morning Pages

I dashed this off this morning as I wrote with Poppy on my lap – her head resting at the bottom of my pad of paper. I thought those who … Continue reading

February 21, 2014

It’s My Job To Educate You

I had about 20 minutes to kill today and I saw a tweet that set me off on a thought-path. Given I’m in a noisy cafe and in a rush, … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 7 Comments

Protected: For DT: On Engaging

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Intersectionality, Woman’s Hour, and a Very Long-Winded Apology

I don’t know if writing about this is a good idea. Quite possibly it’s a terrible idea. After all, everything has quietened down a lot, and I don’t want to … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Note on Banknotes

There have been some persistent rumours, nastiness, and lies flying around about the women on banknotes campaign. So rather than spend my time repeating myself over and over again, I … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 14 Comments
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