23 February 2010
Politicians and sections of the media are panicking about the decline of marriage. If fewer people marry, they say, it will be harmful for their children. And they also go further and say that a decline in marriages will be bad for society as a whole.
16 February 2010
The results of a survey this week about rape led to much media comment—and baffled reactions about the attitudes it recorded among people in Britain.
09 February 2010
Around 100 people came to a dayschool on women’s liberation last weekend, organised by the Socialist Workers Party.
29 September 2009
After a particularly messy break up, a close friend phoned me to gleefully request I buy her the "All men are bastards" knife block, which she had discovered when typing the phrase into Google.
25 August 2009
What defines a woman? The way you look? The way you dress?
21 July 2009
24 March 2009
When London taxi driver John Worboys was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting his passengers, it emerged that many women had been reporting attacks for almost seven years, only to have their claims dismissed by the police as "no crime".
17 March 2009
The recent revelation that a London taxi driver drugged, abused and raped tens of female passengers has rightly shocked many people.
17 March 2009
The recession means that women can’t have equal pay with men. Astonishingly, that is what the government body charged with safeguarding equality believes.
03 March 2009
Women around the world will be celebrating the gains that they have fought for and won on International Women’s Day this Sunday 8 March.
03 February 2009
The Good Childhood Inquiry report commissioned by the Children’s Society tries to explain why children in Britain are the unhappiest in the developed world.
15 December 2008
Recent changes in the licensing laws for lap dancing clubs should be welcomed, albeit cautiously. The clubs have been reclassified as "sex encounter establishments" and can no longer pretend to be simply a cafe or a restaurant.
09 December 2008
Around 90 delegates attended the annual general meeting of Abortion Rights in London on Saturday of last week.
28 October 2008
Women in Britain had a chance to win improved abortion rights for the first time in 18 years last week. But the plans were disgracefully scuppered by a diktat from New Labour that blocked MPs from even debating the measures.
22 October 2008
The Labour government has disgracefully blocked attempts to improve abortion law in Britain for the first time in 40 years.
14 October 2008
Abortion rights are under attack again – and we have less than a week to mobilise to defend them.
08 October 2008
Abortion rights campaigners are mobilising to stop the continuing attacks on a woman’s right to choose in Britain. They are also fighting to get those rights extended.
30 September 2008
There is a renewed attack on abortion rights in Britain. Anti-abortionists are still trying to hijack the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill by tabling amendments attacking a woman’s right to choose.
12 August 2008
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) has been reducing the amount of compensation it gives to rape victims by up to 25 percent if it judges that the woman was drunk when she was raped.
16 July 2008
New Labour has announced that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, due to be debated and voted on in the Commons this week, will be delayed until the autumn.