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A Pox on the Patriarchy

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

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

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

Revolution Born of Exhaustion

Today I woke up to a rape threat and a stream of abuse. The account that sent it is long gone, but the impact remains. A day in which I … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

Reports of My Twitter Account Deletion Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

On Friday, I deactivated my twitter account. It wasn’t a decision I reached carefully, after thought and consideration. It wasn’t intended as a statement. I didn’t even really intend for … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 110 Comments

Women’s Aid Speech on Cyber-Harassment

Before I begin, I just want to warn you all, that I will be quoting some of the messages I have received. They include offensive language and references to sexual violence, … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 51 Comments

Open Letter to the Media: A Plea For Fact-Checking

Dear Media, We’ve been in touch a bit over the past few weeks. And before I go any further, I want to thank you. I want to thank you for … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

How to be the perfect victim – a how-to guide for good girls.

TW for victim-blaming, sexism and racism – many direct quotations included. Don’t feed the trolls If you react in any way other than with silence to people threatening you, you … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 17 Comments

Porn is only damaging when it’s not Murdoch’s porn

Today our esteemed PM, the right honourable David Cameron, announced that from henceforth, ISPs will have to block all online pornography – and consumers will have to take practical steps … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 11 Comments

Our New Lord Chief Justice: A Barrister’s Perspective

- Emma Dixon In November 2011, one of the country’s most senior judges, Lady Justice Hallett, voiced her support for the use of the ‘tie-breaker’ provisions in the Equality Act … Continue reading

July 19, 2013
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