Ask Aunt Battleaxe | Welcome to the mummy wars

September 22, 2014
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Every Monday, Aunt Battleaxe will be here to cast a strident eye over your feminist woes. Dear Battleaxe, My woe is not a new one but a woe nevertheless. I have two young children. I love them, they’re adorably cute. I also work part time for a charity. I love it, and I’m pretty good […]

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Ask Aunt Battleaxe | How do you not get mammothly depressed about feminism?

September 15, 2014
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Welcome to something new! Every week (until I run out of questions or get bored), I’m going to field one of the questions that gets put to me “as a feminist”. Roll up, roll up for my first attempt as an agony aunt (n.b. Aunt Battleaxe is not responsible for any life-destroying misery you may experience […]

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New Statesman | Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he killed

September 12, 2014
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http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/09/oscar-pistorius-not-guilty-murdering-reeva-steenkamp-woman-he-killed

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Look magazine | Why Women Like Jennifer Have A Right To Privacy

September 10, 2014
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  This week’s Look magazine, on sale now, includes an opinion piece from me about the hacking and distribution of celebrity nudes, and why finding fault with the victims lets the real guilty parties off the hook.    

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In which I consider some pragmatic, rational responses to male violence

September 3, 2014
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There’s a desperate tedium in catching yourself explaining the same things over and over again. No, a woman’s body is not like a laptop or a house. We are people, not items of portable property liable to be snatched up if not carefully concealed; not buildings that might be smashed open and penetrated if left […]

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New Statesman | Taylor Swift’s success makes me hopeful for the future of humanity

August 29, 2014
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http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/08/taylor-swift-s-success-makes-me-hopeful-future-humanity

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New Statesman | Violation after violation: why did Ireland force a woman on hunger strike to bear her rapist’s child?

August 17, 2014
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http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/08/violation-after-violation-why-did-ireland-force-woman-hunger-strike-bear-her

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