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Emma Watson: The New Face of Feminism?

I’ve been saying for years that a) feminism needs, not a new monicker, but a new leader; and  b) women need to engage men in the movement. 21 more words


Enterprise of the Green Shield with the White Lady

The “Enterprise of the Green Shield with the White Lady” (Emprise de l’Escu vert à la Dame Blanche) was a chivalric order founded by … 523 more words


Police impotence continues to fail women and girls at risk of male violence

By Huma Munshi

As I read the findings of the IPCC last week on the police failings surrounding the killing of Becky McPhee, I was reminded of how the police had similarly failed me when I had sought their protection after I had fled a situation of domestic violence. 879 more words

Huma Munshi

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“A partnership between women and men, a shared commitment to fight against the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls.”


The F Word

So this morning I was browsing Youtube and I stumbled upon Emma Watson’s speech at a UN as she has recently been made the UN’s Women Goodwill Ambassador. 1,460 more words


Letter to my Feminist Hero

by Jennifer R. Keup

Dear Lena,

I have just finished reading your recently-published autobiography, The Road from Serres: A Feminist Odyssey and two sentiments come to mind:  “wow” and “thank you.” 1,304 more words


Comedy critic Copstick on cosy British feminists, sex and a Kenyan catastrophe

In the last two blogs, comedy critic Kate Copstick told me how she became disillusioned as a lawyer, discovered cocaine in children’s TV and met Jimmy Savile. 1,176 more words

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