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Julie Bindel Statement on Withdrawing from Feminism In London

Julie’s blog is down, so she’s asked me to host her statement here — I think it’s brilliant and am honoured to publish it. ********************************************************** I am very sorry that … Continue reading


Why I’m Pulling Out of Feminism In London

In February this year, comedian Kate Smurthwaite had her stand-up show at Goldsmith’s cancelled. We got the usual excuses “oh we didn’t sell enough tickets” (it was a show that … Continue reading


The Women’s Room

So, this is a thing that comes up every so often, so I just wanted to get the facts out there so everyone is clear on them. As its name … Continue reading


What About The Men? Matt Haig and the Feminist

I hadn’t been intending to wade in on the Matt Haig twitterstorm. Often when I offer my opinion on an issue over which feminists disagree there is this perception that … Continue reading


Statement on Accepting an OBE

As most people know by now, I have accepted an OBE. I’m really honoured that someone from the British public thought of me, and took the time to nominate me. I … Continue reading


Becoming a Woman: Trans Women and Male Violence

I don’t really know what it is to become a woman. When I started to become one, in puberty, I was too young to really be able to appraise it. I only … Continue reading


SSRIs: It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

This is a blog I’ve been meaning to write for a while. I’ve held back mainly out of fear. I know that by writing this for public consumption, I’m giving … Continue reading


Fear in Enclosed Spaces – Don’t Be That Guy

Yesterday I had two rather similar experiences, with vastly different outcomes. One was rather enjoyable – the other triggered a pretty drastic trauma response, the after-effects of which are still … Continue reading


A Brief Comment on Peter Nunn, Sentenced Today For Twitter Abuse

Today, Peter Nunn has been sentenced to 18 weeks in jail under  section 127 of the Communications Act, for sending electronic messages that are “grossly offensive or of an indecent, … Continue reading


A Response to Jo

This is the blog to which I am responding: http://image-not-available.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/we-need-to-stop-pouring-buckets-of-shit.html First of all, I just want to say thank you so much for reaching out and starting this conversation. It is … Continue reading


I Have A Right To Say I Am Being Abused And It Is Not OK

I have been reflecting on why I have reacted so strongly to today’s Guardian article which classified the “TERF wars” as a tit for tat squabble. I covered in this post briefly … Continue reading


This is Abuse

I am scared of posting this. Of course I’m scared. Look at how violent these people are. I am, frankly, terrified. But I think it’s important that we be clear what … Continue reading


Don’t Tell Me Violence Against Women is “A Game”

It’s been an interesting week. I’ve been threatened, I’ve had people quite disturbingly plotting to “destroy” me – I believe they mean my career and ability to earn a living rather … Continue reading


What Does Being “Cis” Mean For A Woman?

Today I got a bit cross. I do that occasionally. I have been watching the non-binary versus feminism wars getting increasingly heated and thinking, one day, I’ll write a considered … Continue reading


.@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


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


“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


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


The Day the Judiciary Didn’t Change

The news – although not yet officially announced – that Sir John Thomas is to succeed Lord Judge as lord chief justice of England and Wales shows how fallible some … Continue reading

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Banknotes Campaign Meets the Bank of England – Statement

Yesterday, the 9th of July, I met the Bank to discuss our campaign, how we might remedy the current issue of Churchill / Fry, and how we might ensure that … Continue reading


Taking the Fight to the Bank: Join us on Friday!

What a couple of weeks it’s been! We not only reached, but have actually passed our fundraising target of £13,000, which means we are now in a position to take … Continue reading

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We are running out of time; help spread the word and see justice done!

WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME! We have raised an amazing amount of money to see justice done, but our deadline of the 24th of June is fast approaching! Please … Continue reading

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Bank of England Legal Challenge is Going Ahead

As we announced last week, the Bank of England responded to our letter threatening legal action with a disappointingly dismissive response. Their letter claimed that the Equality Act did not … Continue reading

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Let Me Explain Mervyn: change.org/banknotes

– Caroline Criado-Perez On this auspicious day in 2013, Mervyn King, our esteemed Governor of that august institution, the Bank of England, graced the airwaves via the Murnaghan Show on … Continue reading

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