Fiona McPhillips
Fiona McPhillips is a freelance journalist. She is also the author of Trying To Conceive and the co-founder and director of the infertility charity, Pomegranate.

Entries by Fiona McPhillips

Bystander Intervention in Rape Culture

(1) Comments | Posted 15 April 2015 | (23:53)

Would you intervene if you witnessed a sexual assault? Would you call the police if you felt unable or unwilling to tackle the perpetrator?

A video has emerged showing hundreds of people standing and watching while an incapacitated woman was gang raped on a beach in Florida during...

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But What About the Men?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 January 2014 | (15:52)

"A truly equal world," wrote Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in her bestseller, Lean In, "would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes."

A common accusation levelled at feminism is that men and women are equal now so any...

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From Fast Fashion to Slow Style

(0) Comments | Posted 10 October 2013 | (12:42)

Who doesn't love a bargain? Two for the price of one, 25% off, an entire outfit for under thirty quid? Does a bargain haul make us sharp, savvy shoppers or is there more to the cost of clothing than meets the eye?

I'm going to hold my hands up: I'm...

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Let's Talk About Infertility

(10) Comments | Posted 26 September 2013 | (00:00)

Nobody expects to be in for the long haul when they start trying for a baby. It is supposed to be a time of great hope and anticipation, when you start planning your new lives together. It is true that having a baby changes your life, but not having one...

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Are You a Feminist?

(87) Comments | Posted 23 September 2013 | (00:00)

Are you a feminist?

If you've paused to contemplate your answer, then here are a couple of questions that might help you clarify your position.

Do you think that men and women should be treated equally?

Do you think that sexism prevents this?

If you have answered yes to both...

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