Article: The dilemma of being sexy over the age of 45

Maybe the Search for a Silver Fox show will challenge the young, slim, white, pretty conventional idea of beauty. The dilemma in it is that it both challenges that idea and conforms to it by collecting people who largely fit all those requirements but with a single noticeable difference. They are predominantly white, slim, conventionally attractive and […]... Read More

Article: FixedIt: The sexist headlines that needed fixing in 2017

A year ago I wrote about the 10 headlines that most needed fixing in 2016. I wish I was here to write about how much better they were in 2017. I’m not. The FixedIt project started three years ago. It’s about the noxious headlines over articles describing men’s violence against women and the media’s misrepresentation (or no […]... Read More

Article: What White Ribbon could learn from a series of tweets by police in Scotland

When advocates on an issue that affects women so deeply are routinely criticised by women with personal experience of that issue, something more than defensiveness is required. This is not about telling men to stay silent on men’s violence, it’s about the difference between asking for accolades and earning them. Full article here... Read More

Article: Did you forget International Men’s Day? Don’t worry – the men’s rights activists did too

It’s a shame that activists for men’s issues are only interested in kvetching about feminism, because men are in serious need of help. And the groups that claim to be acting on their behalf are failing them by acting against women rather than for men. Skim over any men’s rights activist website and almost every […]... Read More

Article: Women should embrace the power of our collective rage

Women’s anger when it does become visible is usually met with mockery and condescension. Calm down. No need to get hysterical. Stop being so emotional. Is it that time of the month? What’s her problem? Thurman’s rage was instinctively recognisable in this moment because women are angry. Ragingly, furiously angry. The recent spate of abuse […]... Read More