Since the weekend, and the whole feminism/blogfest thing, I've read an awful lot of blogposts about that particular session. I've seen people upset, and angry that they were misunderstood or misinterpreted, people who were there upset about the reaction of the room, people who weren't there alleging … [Read more...] about Power and perspective.
I will admit at the start I am biased. This is the second year I've taken part in Mumsnet Blogfest, last year I was a clinic adviser, and this year I was in the clinic and also on a panel. I absolutely loved it last year, and it fired me up to become much more of a part of our family business. This … [Read more...] about Blogfest – so much more than a feminism debate.
So, there's this little campaign started by The Women's Room on to make sure we retain a female presence on banknotes. Elizabeth Fry is about to be removed, and I think the idea is that she's going to be replaced with Winston Churchill. Which means the sole remaining female presence is the Queen, … [Read more...] about Female faces – banknotes and Doctor Who.
One of the books that we won from Templar Books recently was Sword of Light by Katherine Roberts. Small chose it because he's rather into Arthurian legend. What he didn't see before he chose it is that it's a female lead character - and I expected mutiny when he picked it up, as previously he's … [Read more...] about Read52 – feminist fiction for children. With giveaway.
I'm reading How to be a woman, it's rather annoying me (I'm also blogging from a phone that won't allow me to put in full stops please imagine them in appropriate places) Gave up on that. No full stops? Gah. This is working much better. Where was I? Feminism. Yes. (On Caitlin Moran, I … [Read more...] about Not a post about feminism.