I don't know a single person who isn't glad to see the back of 2016. This is mainly because I deliberately avoid knowing a) racists b) fascists or c) people who don't recognise the inherent brilliance of David Bowie and Caroline Aherne. Brexit. Trump. Jo Cox being murdered by a Nazi. Syria. The inexplicable existence … Continue reading Activists: What the hell we do in 2017
HI! Everyone's excited about the new Gender Pay gap law because it's great and is going to force companies to be more equal and stop dicking round paying women less than men! But here I am to rain on your parade and poke some holes in it and say that this is far from the end … Continue reading How to make the new Gender Pay Gap law actually work
So just a thought on inequality. The ramifications of the equalisation of state pensionable age sound REALLY REALLY BORING DON'T THEY FELLOW YOUNG PEOPLE, LETS NOT THINK ABOUT PENSIONS AND HOW BORING AND TERRIFYING IT IS THAT WE'VE NEVER PAID INTO ONE, heh heh heh *NERVOUS LAUGHTER*. But don't stop reading. Because a quick look at how … Continue reading Boring pensions and inequality
Why should we care about a few women in boardrooms when what happens in boardrooms screws most women over?
"It’s important not to worry that you are not doing enough, everyone’s contributions matter, however small, and at each point in your life you can only do what feels comfortable at that moment. Even just sharing your views, or just being yourself and modelling an ethical way to live will make a difference."
So. The Sun has dropped, or sort of dropped, Page 3 in it's current incarnation, and feminists everywhere are either rejoicing or snarking. I have seen so much snark last night and today. I like snark and am a champion of throwing shade, it's kind of fun and most of us deserve it at some … Continue reading A few thoughts on #NoMorePage3
Dora Thewlis, a sixteen-year-old mill worker who a bunch of dickheads called "the baby suffragette".
Aged only 19, Clara Lemlich led a strike of 20,000 workers. She fought for progressive and left-wing causes for the rest of her life. She is a fucking legend.