What would Emily Wilding Davison think about feminism in the UK today? It's 100 years since the suffragette died, crushed
It's been over a century since her great-grandmother Emmeline stormed parliament. But on Wednesday Helen Pankhurst labelled
I was flicking through the Sunday supplements the other day, when something in The Times magazine caught my eye. It was an article by Clover Stroud entitled 'Stand by Your Man' with the background image of a 1960s style woman who had the blankest expression I have ever seen.
There was a strange disconnect between the historical pageant which opened the Olympic Games and reality in London today-not to mention the plutocrats in the VIP seats. While people cheered the suffragettes, the CND symbol, the lesbian kiss, the Sex Pistols, and of course the NHS, in the real austerity Britain the politicians and businessmen watching are bringing us more wars, privatising everything in sight and curtailing the right to protest.
To celebrate International Women's Day 2012, we’re celebrating the most significant moments in female history and honouring
The second wave of feminism started in the United States in the 1960s and Simon de Beauvoir was heralded as a touchstone
These days, between uploading two hundred images of your weekend away in Rome or rushing to detag embarrassing Facebook images
Deciding who is and isn't an extremist is important when setting counter-radicalisation policy, because on the whole the government ought not work with extremists.
We must - consistently - support women in Afghanistan who are working at great personal peril to ensure that their government supports the building of a more democratic and decent society. Our government must also use its influence to ensure that Afghani women's voices are centre stage rather than side-lined or given tokenistic and ineffective attention.