Month: April 2009

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Equality Bill

The government has finally come out with its Equality Bill, bringing together (and hopefully improving on) nine seperate pieces of legislation and 100 other mea...
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A round-up

Italy's Senate has passed legislation which toughens the sentencing for rape, and makes stalking a criminal offense. Unfortunately, it's far from all good. The...
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A woman… and a geek?

Geeky women have a lot to put up with, from sexist portrayals of women in their favourite media to friends, family and coworkers doubting their competence, says Wisrutta Atthakor. But why should female geeks give up on what they're interested in? ...

Lilith’s Brood

I couldn't resist doing a bit of a mini-review of Octavia Butler's trilogy Lilith's Brood (formerly published as Xenogenesis). I just finished it, and it's sur...
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Earth Day and feminism

Yesterday was Earth Day across the pond, a day established in 1970 to foster awareness of the Earth's environment. (Global Earth Day was on the March equinox). ...