#Sisterhood

A Letter to My Friend With Post Natal Depression

Kim Davies | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

My dear friend, you're going through a really rough patch, I can see it in your eyes. As a newly-minted Mum, you're still rocked to the core by the brutality of a difficult birth. You still feel like you are watching it over and over again as a third person, suspended from the ceiling in the delivery suite, no longer an active participant in the choices that may affect you for years.

Marking V-Day , FGM and Sex

Leyla Hussein | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Leyla Hussein

The same way I have come across women who have had type 3 FGM and can enjoy sex, I have come across women with type 1 who are terrified of it. FGM is an act of sexual violence and its emotional impact cannot be separated from the physical so easily.

Becoming a Radical Feminist: On Male Violence, Cultural Femicide and Sisterhood

Louise Pennington | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

The older I get, the more I believe that 'equality' is nothing more than a smokescreen to prevent the true liberation of women. Equality before the law means nothing when violence is endemic; when women are most likely to live in poverty; when no one bothers to actually enforce the existing equality legislation.

Handmaidens, Feminism and Reclaiming the Internet

Louise Pennington | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

I care about making spaces safe online for women so, whilst I will never support the policies of Dorries and Mensch, I do think we need to stop belittling and denigrating them. It is possible to criticise their policies without making it personal and supporting the patriarchy in silencing women. That is what we do when we fall into denigrating women. We are effectively helping to silence other women's voices. Instead, we need to reclaim the Internet and make it the most subversive weapon we have against the patriarchy.

Women Stand Up for Power With New List

Lynne Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

The Woman's Hour Power List will rank the 100 most powerful women in the UK as recorded at the start of 2013. This will focus on the women who have the biggest impact on our economy, society, politics and culture.

I am Not Your Sister: 'Sisterhood' Post Feminism

Rosa Doherty | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rosa Doherty

Are women bonded over the simple fact we share body parts, and do we have to proclaim love and unity with other women because we all have boobs? Surely this isn't feminism?

Where Has Sisterhood Gone?

Catherine Balavage | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Balavage

I was at an audition recently, a dance audition for a part in a major TV show, and it is fair to say there was no love between any of the women in the room. Which leads me into the million dollar question: Where has sisterhood gone? The patriarchal society wins again - but only because we let it.

The Mean Girls Mentality: Why Do Women Hate Each Other?

Rosslyn McNair | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rosslyn McNair

I can instantly hate another woman on the basis of something very trivial. The stereotype I perceive from her hair colour, the floral print summer dress she is perhaps wearing or her articulate discussion on how the latest tax reforms will affect her.

"Feminist" is a dirty word

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Macnaughton

I wrote a blog post on my blog A Modern Military Mother declaring how proud I was to be a feminist and how surprised I was to discover that two educa...

Empty Orchestras: On Karaoke as Medicine

Sara Bran | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Bran

The room is dark apart from the blue glow emanating from a giant flat screen. The wallpaper is lush and there are velvet cushions everywhere. There is...