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'When I make my case against feminism, whether it be in a reasonable, rational manner or an exasperated, angry tone, I am challenging the basis of ALL FEMINIST THEORY. People say to me, ‘you can’t generalise like that’ ‘feminism is not a monolithic group’ ‘there are many branches of feminism’ ‘feminism is a broad church’ ‘feminism is not a club’....'
The Good Men Project
Reform how Women are treated in the Criminal Justice System
Pregnant woman at Yarl's Wood denied scan despite baby scare
"Theresa Diedericks, 26, had to get two high court orders for full check-up after midwife could not find foetal heartbeat."
"Socialist Whores": What did Karl Marx think of prostitutes?
Article from Slate
Women Who Kill the Men They Love
Victims of domestic violence fight for recognition of provocation
Is the submissive relationship seen in 50 Shades of Grey degrading to women?
Since the first in the erotic trilogy was published a year ago, 50 Shades of Grey has sold over 10 million copies. Coined as “mummy porn”, the novel and its sequels have made it to the top three spots in the bestseller charts in the UK and the US. Not only is the racy novel the best selling e-book of all time, it is also responsible for boosting erotic purchases.
On Boys, Suicide, and the Lessons of Unfilled Holes
The H-Word: Relationship Violence and the Racist Implications of the Mythical Pimp
Bitch media insight into the myth of the pimp
We need to keep young girls out of our courts
By Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform: Girls are being criminalised unnecessarily by courts, who have little regard for these vulnerable children’s welfare needs. The findings of an inquiry .... showed that girls faced discrimination in a criminal justice system designed for boys.
How far should we go?
Issues in doing ethnography on S & M....
Can you have too much casual sex?
Sociologists report that college students have negative attitudes toward those who they believe “hook-up” too much. Researchers report that almost half of college students judge believe the standards should be the same for men and women. The research was reported at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
The terrible deaths that make us ask: should women serve on the frontline?
The shootings in Manchester – and a baby born in Helmand – have revived the debate over women's role in the services
Bishops say three abortion options morally unjustified
Shame on you, Corrie!
Female barrister's indictment of the way TV soaps portray rape trials as biassed against victims
Magdalene Laundries: An American survivor's interview (Exclusive)
Diana is a survivor of the Magdalene Laundries operated in the United States by the Good Shepherd Sisters, a Roman Catholic religious institute for women.The order is among those that are being charged with the enslavement and abuse of thousands of woman in what are called “Magdalene Laundries.” Diana’s childhood slipped away while she was trapped by walls of stone and hearts of barbed wire.In an exclusive interview, she shares her story with the Communities.
Ireland was ‘destination of choice’ for prostitutes
Ireland became the “destination of choice” for working prostitutes during the boom, where they could earn three times as much as in other European countries.
The value of women's centres
Our primitive Catholic, pseudo-Gaelic State laid foundations for Magdalenes
THERE has, very properly, been a great deal of national soul-searching and agonising over the scandal of the Magdalene Laundries. But if you want the best explanation for the very existence of the laundries, it is in a book that doesn't mention them at all, Bill McCormack's stunningly brilliant 'Dublin 1916: The French Connection'.
Sex, drugs and JFK: memoir of a White House intern
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