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Jane Fae

Feminist and writer on issues of political and sexual liberty

Jane Fae is a feminist and writer on issues of political and sexual liberty. In 2010 she was author of Beyond the Circle, for which she was awarded the title Erotic Writer of the Year. She has written widely on subjects including climate change, medical ethics, and online censorship.

Naive Activism: Abuse of Women Is Always, Everywhere, Abuse

I know I can be naïve. Western-centred too. I write and campaign on a range of issues loosely described as "womens' issues" and "lgbt issues": but my focus, mostly, is on those things that go on in the UK, then Europe and, because of family ties, Eastern Europe.
22/02/2013 13:22 GMT

Policing Students: Mistakes Get Made

Look out London: the students are coming. Again. And if police and press reports of the last major student demonstration, back in 2010, are to be believed, a torrid time is on its way.
21/11/2012 17:01 GMT

Anti-Social Networking

What? Did Twitter just pull the account relating to one of the UK's most exciting happenings for professional women this week because some whiny guy didn't like the idea of women getting equal air time?
07/11/2012 11:34 GMT

A Rose by Any Other Name: The Nature of Expertise

When is an expert (not) an expert? That's a question somewhat in the news this week, following a <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/04/women-bbc-female-experts" target="_hplink">fairly furious reaction from women </a>not at all impressed by Radio 4's apparent inability to <a href="http://thewomensroom.org.uk/" target="_hplink">find female "experts"</a> to discuss breast cancer on the Today programme.
05/11/2012 17:46 GMT

Misleading Journalism on Trans Costs

Sometimes, I hate being a journalist. No. Not the hours, the risks or the public kicking I take every other week from people who reckon that journalists sit somewhere between bankers and politicians on the scale of human infamy. But the fact that by taking on that title, I also associate myself with a business - for that is what it is - that is interested in making money off the back of sensation and misery.
31/10/2012 17:12 GMT

Untitled?

There is, it seems to me, scarcely a story that has not been, cannot be reclaimed from the clutches of raw bigotry and turned to something positive for the community targeted.
15/10/2012 13:46 BST

Time for the CPS to Rediscover its Inner Humanity?

So do I blame the CPS for this list release? Not especially: unless overwhelming evidence to the contrary appears, I'll happily accept it was an error. But still, it was an error made by an organisation whose respect for individuals seems to be waning and whose humanity score, of late has been dipping dangerously low.
27/09/2012 15:28 BST

Slutwalk Excites the Men (and Not in a Good Way!)

The more I listen to those who deal with rape on a regular basis, is the core of the problem: its not just that some men rape. It is the fact that across the globe, the authorities, the legal system itself is broken when it comes to rape. Even here, in the UK, where we like to self-congratulate on our legal process, the system is simply dismissive.
24/09/2012 18:21 BST

Victory for #Porntrial Victim Simon Walsh - Or Yet Another Liberty Taken by the Moral Majority?

At around 2:30 p.m. GMT theTtwittersphere -- or at least that bit of it that had been following the #porntrial topic in the UK -- erupted. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/08/08/porn-trial-simon-walsh-acquitted-fisting_n_1755412.html" target="_hplink">Simon Walsh, who for the last 16 months has been waiting the chance to clear his name in court on charges of possessing extreme porn was found "not guilty"</a>.
13/08/2012 12:03 BST