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Labour Politics Uncategorized women

Are you going through the motions?

Battles rage all around us in political parties, in councils, in Trade Unions and special interest groups. Often, the passion of the battle is a membership infuriated by the discovery that the organisation that holds their loyalty is acting against their beliefs.

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Book reviews Politics prejudice Uncategorized women

Books are your friends, even when they seem to lead you into trouble

I’ve been having tremendous fun making a meal of the 10-beloved-book round robin on Facebook. I got up to number six, each time giving a bit of a background about how I came to be attached to that particular book at that particular time in my life. It’s really worth unpicking that if you’re a reader, to see if you can uncover where your attitudes and opinions came from.

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Book reviews book shops Politics Uncategorized women

No news from anywhere

Remember the days when bookshops did not expect to be held personally responsible for, or assumed to be in agreement with, every line of every book in their shop?

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Politics prejudice women

Why Come to the Great Gender Debate?

For over 100 years – actually, probably for over a thousand – women have been fighting for equal rights in most societies around the world. That experience means that women already active in such campaigns have a natural affinity for other disadvantaged groups when they stand up for their own rights. So where did what appears to be a ‘women’s rights v trans rights’ stance come from?

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activism Book reviews Labour Politics women

On achieving unity in the midst of battle

Like many women recently, I’ve just seen my life implode. This, surprisingly perhaps, is a good thing.

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Politics women

A message to male ‘feminists’

Oh alright then, if no-one else will – here’s my blog going all lavatorial again…