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.@Twitter: Optimised For Abuse

Last summer I was the target of months of violent, misogynistic abuse. The abuse was widely reported, although the worst tweets (most of the tweets), were never broadcast or printed, … Continue reading

May 11, 2014

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
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