12.03.2012 - Weekly Links Round Up
Government hits back in gay marriage debate Church told not to ‘polarise’ gay marriage debate (The Independent) Ministers tell church not to make discussion a battle between gay rights and religion. Rainbow Nations: Gay marriage around the world (The Independent) The Government is obfuscating over same-sex unions, but in many countries – including staunchly Catholic ones – it’s...
Anonymous asked: Would you be able to do a video on upcoming feminist events in london/england?
2,4,6,8 – Solidarity is great. →
somekindofbecca: *Trigger warning for police brutality, rape and generally the exhausting society in which we live.* I’ve just got back from the Dominique Strauss-Kahn demo outside the Cambridge Union Society building and wanted to get some thoughts down before sleep wears down the intensity of what I’m feeling right now. A catch up for non-Cambridge folks as best I can (I’m pretty ignorant...
freshsince93 asked: Hey, keeping it brief. Being a man-ish. (Im 18 and i might still be a boy rather than man :P ) I completely support feminism and i love the idea of International women day as it offers a great opportunity to ____ women from all over the world although it seems like valentines day, why have a specific day? . I just wondered what your opinions are on there not being like a day for men? Personally I...
Were single mothers better off in the 19th...
By Melissa Hogenboom BBC News As far back as the 1800s, single mothers were receiving benefits. At that time, they would be paid up front and in cash, but were they better off than today? It’s a perennial issue every government has to grapple with, whatever its political persuasion. Is the welfare system too generous? The Welfare Reform Bill, currently going through parliament, is this...
The FACTS about the cost of birth control →
think-progress: Oral contraceptives, or “the pill,” can cost $1,210 per year without health insurance. Women of reproductive age spend 68 percent more on out-of-pocket health care costs than do men, in part because of contraceptive costs. Surveys show that nearly one in four women with household incomes of less than $75,000 have put off a doctor’s visit for birth control to save money in the...
2,100 women seek treatment for mutilation
by Craig Woodhouse and James Clayton from The Evening Standard More than 2,100 women and girls in London have sought hospital treatment for genital mutilation over the past six years, figures revealed today. The extent of the suffering in the capital was revealed for the first time after Freedom of Information requests by the Evening Standard. The figures showed that 2,167 women - almost one...
Coalition For Equal Marriage
Marriage is Unique On this one point we agree. Marriage is unique. It is a union of two people in love, for life, to the exclusion of all others. A commitment upon which one can build a home and a family. We just think it should be available to all who want that commitment. Be Glad of Redefinition Marriage has not remained unchanged since the dawn of time. It has changed throughout history,...
A New Kind Of Beauty by Phillip Toledano →
Phillip Toledano explores the definition of beauty through his photography. He has photographed people who have chosen to change their looks through cosmetic surgery. WARNING: FEATURES NUDITY. “I’m interested in what we define as beauty, when we choose to create it ourselves. Beauty has always been a currency, and now that we finally have the technological means to mint our own, what...