IF you believe that FGM and Forced Marriage are wrong
IF you believe that teachers should be ADEQUATELY trained in order to protect young people from this form of abuse
And IF you you support Youth For Change,
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITON! We need Morgan to initiate a review into how effective the 'training' really is. How many young girls and boys are slipping through the net?...
Have a read of this article! A very interesting piece on transmasculine feminism. Raises some really interesting and important points. What are your thought on the subject?
Pretty Sexy Sassy: How Girls and Media Consume One Another.
An awesome 20 min film about the media and its effect on young girls. Made by teenage feminists, which is all the more fun. Definitely worth a watch.
They Cut, We Bleed
On International Women's Day, Osborne will announce cuts to domestic violence services keeping thousands of women and children safe. This will lead to the closures of life-saving services and ultimately more needlessly murdered women.
Islamophobia is a feminist issue.
"Most victims of the UK hate crimes were Muslim girls and women aged from 14 to 45 in traditional Islamic dress. The perpetrators were mainly white males aged from 15 to 35."
There is a deep and rich history of women at the forefront of political movements yet the new Politics A-level curriculum only mentions one. Only Mary Wollcraftstone is worth a mention as one of 7 political thinkers.
This is a total disgrace to our education system and a gross negligence of reality. This is how Patriarchy gets perpetuated, by ignoring our history and how important women were in it.
Sign this petition to tell Nicky Morgen it's not on....
Solidarity with #ShutDownYarlsWood protest today.
The detention of women and children in Yarl's Wood Detention Centre is State Violence Against Women. Whilst the Government is sponsoring this appalling abuse of Women, no matter how many female MPs, our Government will never be feminist or even close.
This picture is a quote from a Feminist Fightback interview with a Yarl's Wood inmate on hunger strike in 2010. 5 years later and nothing has improved. #ENDdetention
This excellent piece on Gal-Dem, a Bristol based magazine written and created by young women of colour, is another perfect reminder about the dangers of cultural appropriation and racism at this time of year. There's also a few handy questions at the end so you can triple-check your costume isn't racially-offensive. Don't be a dick ok guys. Have fun out there.
In a disgusting abuse of human rights, 26 year old Tara Hudson has been sent to an all male prison. Reports from her mother say that Tara is subject to daily abuse in prison. This is an error that never should have happened but authorities are refusing to rectify this mistake. Please sign this petition to support Tara.
Larissa Kennedy from the increadible Girl Guide Advocate group wrote us a list of Brilliant BAME British Women to inspire us.
"Feeling represented makes a huge difference to how people see their own ability. So, I hope that for anyone who needed it, these women are living proof of the capabilities of BAME British women. Just know that you are fabulous and anything is possible."
What do you think about the WEP?
"When you’re disempowered, as many women are, it can be easy to try and exert what little power you have wherever you can, which is why I think many mothers try to control their daughters’ decisions. And as a mother you might think you have your daughter’s best interests at heart in doing so. But, though parents can advise, ultimately the choice is hers and always has to be."
An insight into Ruby, her relationship with her mother and hair.
Especially for Black History Month, Ayo has told the amazing story of Rosetta Tharpes "Mother of Jazz" for us.
Yet another problem stemming from out-dated yet still terrifying influential ideas of "the weaker sex."