Month: February 2006

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Abortion Stories

A chance to help influence the abortion debate for the better, from Abortion Rights: "Marie Claire magazine is running a big feature on women\x92s experience o...
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Challenging The ‘Sex Sells’ Cliche

Everywhere you turn these days there are sexualised images of women's bodies as porn becomes more and more mainsteam. Rachel Bell investigates the growing protest movement against the normalisation of porn in everyday life. ...
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Pretending That Men Aren’t Grown-Ups

Ellery takes issue with a Times article entitled "Pretending That Women Aren't Grown-Ups", which said that women should change their behaviour to prevent being raped. Ellery argues that that expecting women to take responsibility for rapists' actions is a double standard which sees men as irrational brutes and rape as a fact of life. ...
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Angry Wimmin

Turn on your TVs this Wednesday, because BBC4 is screening a documentary on the women's movement in London in the 1970s. Angry Wimmin is part of a series called...
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Make Me Perfect

Helen Reeves is shocked at Make Me Perfect: a programme that encourages women with low self esteem to comply with mainstream sexist views on beauty rather than question them. ...