Prominent feminist is new Northern Ireland Green Party Deputy Leader

Clare Bailey makes her first speech as Deputy Leader with GPNI Leader Steven Agnew Prominent Northern Ireland feminist Clare Bailey is the new Deputy Leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland. She was elected unanimously to the new Deputy Leader position, which follows the Northern Ireland Green Party’s adoption of a formal role of […]

A route to 50:50: Paired Nomination

Editor: Marco Biagi MSP discusses Women 5050, a Scottish campaign for women to have equal representation in the Scottish Parliament.  Although the Scottish Green Party has a policy of genre balancing its candidates the Editors welcome ideas on how other parties, such as Marco’s own SNP, might live up to the campaign’s aspirations.  Launched in […]

Female Experience Simulator

Are you fed up with the unrealistic portrayal of women in video games? Looking for a game that gives a more authentic view of life as a woman? Play Female Experience Simulator     About the game I got the idea for this last week after reading piece about some of the ridiculous online games […]

Trade Union Votes Against Supporting Abuse Survivors

    Unison, the UK’s largest trade union, has today voted against believing women who report violence or abuse from men within the trade union movement. The union’s national delegate conference was asked to vote on a motion stating that when a female trade unionist reports abuse from a male colleague, Unison should assume that […]

Criminalising the purchase of sex: Who cares what sex workers say?

Labour MSP Rhoda Grant aims to make buying sex a crime. Not only has she ignored the harm this would cause, argues former outreach worker Nine, she’s ignored the very sex workers who tried to tell her so.

Feminism: Invading a Gym Near You

Journalist and men’s rights activist Peter Lloyd is suing Kentish Town Sports Centre (warning: the article is hosted on an MRA website, which some readers may find offensive or upsetting) for offering women-only sessions in their gym and swimming pool. According to Lloyd, barring him from using the pool or gym at certain times, but […]

International Women’s Day – Towards a Scotland women want

Women suffer worst from austerity, but are set to vote against independence. Could including women in shaping the future of Scotland be the key both to winning the referendum and to creating a more just and compassionate nation?

Inez McCormack – A Tribute

Mention Inez McCormack to many Northern Irish people of this generation and get blank faces. But Inez McCormack was an incredible, lifelong fighter for justice.  Through her activism, she affected the lives of many for the better. The news reports following her untimely passing from cancer describe her mostly as a ‘trade unionist.’ Yes, that […]

What if we treated drink-driving victims like rape victims?

Comedian Nadia Kamil shows us what road safety advice would look like if we treated the victims of drunk drivers like those of rapists:

It’s about much more than gun control

When children are murdered, there is nothing you can do to alleviate the tragedy. There is nothing you can write which isn’t a platitude, nothing you can say to ease the pain of those affected. But there are things you can do to try to reduce the likelihood of such events happening again. Rage at […]

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