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Attachment parenting: what’s the problem?

May 22, 2012


Long-term breastfeeding and co-sleeping are parental practices that provoke strong reactions. Why? Sarah Hughes, Monday 21 May 2012 Mother nature … Maggie Gyllenhaal in Away We Go. Photograph: Allstar/Focus Features/Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar It is commonly seen as extreme, anti-feminist and only properly practised by stay-at-home mums. So it was no surprise that the recent Time […]

Female British Muslims are at last finding their voice

April 28, 2012


A new generation of fearless Muslim women are actively starting to challenge inequalities that have faced them for generations Sara Khan, Saturday 28 April 2012 ‘It is heartening to see a proliferation in Muslim women’s networks and forums right across the UK.’ Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Anyone who has worked in British […]

Forced marriage: the pupils who vanish in the holidays

April 24, 2012


Why aren’t schools doing more to educate children about forced marriage? Louise, Monday 9 April 2012 Jasvinder Sanghera, of the charity Karma Nirvana, talks to pupils at Landau Forte college, Derby. Photograph: Fabio De Paola When pupils are at imminent risk of forced marriage, schools sometimes have to take desperate measures. For Liz Coffey, […]

100,000 women undergo genital mutilation in Britain and some are 10 -year-olds

April 23, 2012


Reblogged from kracktivist London, April 23 2012, by Pamela Owen, Dalily Mail As many as 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations with medics in the UK offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it has been reported. Investigators from The Sunday Times said they secretly filmed […]

Sign the petition against ABORT67

April 18, 2012


Posted on 17 April 2012Holly PeacockWVoN co-editor As the abortion debate continues in the UK, the focus for many pro-choice supporters is now on the actions of anti-abortion group ABORT67. The activist group, which is based in Brighton on England’s south coast, “seeks to change the way we think about abortion” and wants the reversal […]

Feminists hail explosion in new grassroots groups

April 11, 2012


Dozens of new organisations are springing up around the UK, campaigning on issues from lads’ mags to benefit cuts Alexandra Topping, Monday 9 April 2012 Feminists from Camden school for girls with Isabella Woolford Diaz (third left). Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian It was the lads’ mags – with semi-naked women in suggestive […]

Anti-abortion climate ‘will deter new generation of doctors’

April 2, 2012


British Pregnancy Advisory Service attacks politicisation of abortion and warns of impact on future healthcare Ben Quinn and Sarah Boseley, Sunday 1 April 2012 The anti-abortion vigil near the British Pregnancy Advisory Service’s Bedord Square clinic, central London. Photograph: Corbis A new generation of doctors will be put off from becoming involved in abortion […]