Month: September 2008

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Name and shame

A woman in the tech industry has set up a group to name and shame conference organisers that fill the stage of their events almost exclusively with men. Dori S...
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Coming out for animals

Why do queer activists in Uganda but animal activists in the USA bear the brunt of police suppression in their respective countries? Are they similarly subversive of “cultural” practices that turn out to be critical to the maintenance of state power? ...
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I’m a sexworker and I’m not a victim

In "I'm a sexworker dont take away my livelihood", Lara responds critically to the "Brothel Report" by the Poppy Project (research into the UK sex industry in London. which goes to great lengths to paint sexworkers as women who are forcibly trafficked, drug addicts, drunken victims of pimps. Lara's story which is one story but no doubt there are as many Lara's as there are sexworkers with vastly different experiences challenges this stereotype of sexworker as victim ...
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The Ms Fitz Project

A group of lovely, lovely people from Leeds queer/feminist collective Manifesta have launched a project aimed at bringing feminist and queer positive events and...