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Saturday 24 August 2013
News

daily feminist news: 24.08.13

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Feminists ‘storm wikipedia’ to end gender imbalance Feminist organisation FemTechNet has designed a project that addresses the gender-imbalance on Wikipedia. 87% of the site’s editors are men, and various pages have been affected as a result of the imbalance. Police accused of filming women naked in cell Eleven US women and a man who were…
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Sunday 3 February 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: not your ordinary housewife

lip magazine
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Picking up a memoir about the porn industry, Not Your Ordinary Housewife, I didn’t expect the story Nikki Stern offered. I expected Stern to be a disadvantaged woman, struggling to make ends meet for the sake of her children. Instead, I found that Stern was involved in the adult industry in many different and varied…
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Wednesday 11 April 2012
Opinion

are you competing with a porn star?

lip magazine
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A friend once said to me that he’d have a difficult time becoming aroused by a woman who was not typically ‘clean shaven down there’. This propelled a heated debate into the modification of the female sex and led me to question whether the consumption of internet porn is impacting the way men desire women….
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Friday 17 February 2012
Books Featured

books for budding feminists: Gail Dines, Pornland

Jessica Barlow
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I sure as hell never envisaged myself reading a book with Porn in the title when I was fifteen, but here I am five years on having thoroughly enjoyed just that. Pornland: How porn has hijacked our sexuality by Gail Dines is an exploration of the effects porn has had and continues to make on…
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Sunday 2 October 2011
Featured Opinion

fur and feminism

Emma Koehn
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Fur or foxy ladies? Perhaps it’s a quandry you don’t have to face everyday. But global animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is reportedly asking its audience to choose, with plans to launch a ‘xxx’ pornography website in order to push across its vegan diet messages. Media outlets have jumped…
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Wednesday 28 September 2011
Culture Featured

(sex)uality: performance anxiety

Dunja Kay
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You know the feeling. They look your way; maybe they wink or smile. Maybe they’re on the other end of the bar, or across the table from you at dinner, or cuddling you on a couch. You bite your lip, knowing that you’re thinking the same thing. Your muscles relax slightly, in anticipation of the…
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