An engaging exploration of the brutal realities for yesteryear's feminists
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Monday 09 July 2012
Hundreds of people including sex workers protested in Paris on Saturday against plans to make soliciting prostitution illegal, criticising a minister's drive to eradicate the practice of paying for sex as counter-productive.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
There is a startling revelation in the latest volume of The Alastair Campbell Diaries, in the entry for 22 May 2003. During a cabinet meeting, the Home Secretary David Blunkett made a brief intervention. "People ought to read Hansard," Blunkett said, "especially when they were recommending 'delete genitalia and insert penis'."
Monday 25 June 2012
While 50 million Egyptians were waiting yesterday to hear that they had elected a Muslim Brotherhood mediocrity over a Mubarak bag-carrier, I paid a visit to the home of Saad Zaghloul. Not for an interview, you understand (Zaghloul died 85 years ago and is buried opposite his house in a mausoleum styled like a pharaonic temple) but as a pilgrimage to a man who might have served Egypt well today, a revolutionary and a nationalist whose Wafd party stood up to the British empire and whose wife, Safeya, was one of the country's great feminists.
Monday 25 June 2012
Zaghloul might be missed today, after an election in which the words 'Islam' and 'security' seemed like interchangeable platitudes
Harriet Walker: Roll up, roll up, the Samantha Brick saga shows that woman-baiting is back in fashion
Thursday 05 April 2012
Samantha Brick is a puppet for a male hegemony that derives its power from the myth that women don't like each other
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Forget what you learned in French class about "madame" and "mademoiselle" - the French government now says women's marital status should not matter - at least when it comes to the country's far-reaching bureaucracy.
Sunday 19 February 2012
A good wife emerges from the shadows
Thursday 12 January 2012
Ajax will be forced to play their Dutch Cup replay against AZ Alkmaar in front of a crowd of children after the original game was abandoned following an attack on the AZ goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado by an Ajax fan.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Tuesday 08 March 2011
ActionAid campaigner, Florence Apuri, talks about her experiences of being abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army and how this traumatic experience led her to becoming a champion for women's rights in Uganda.
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Exeter to Edinburgh and back in a day: How one fresher's lost bet left him facing a 900-mile round trip
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial