Reflections on feminism and women’s liberation

Sue Crockford is a London-based feminist.  Here's a brief interview with her in which she reflects on how she got involved in the Women's Liberation movement (via involvement in anti-Vietnam War activity),  what her memories of that time she cherishes, and what feminism means to her. Below, another feminist, Sarah Irving, writes about her reactions... Continue Reading →

Terrible meetings? Here’s a nesta reasonable ideas…

According to the American humourist Dave Barry “Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot masturbate.” (As in, meetings aren't just ego-potlaches, they're also for the recycling of anxiety and responsibility). While meetings might be full of wankers, they’re surprisingly joyless experiences. “Nesta”,... Continue Reading →

The year of reading women… starts today

Yesterday  I was looking over my book-a-holic wife's shelves, hoping she had a couple of early Gillian Slovo novels (nope). While we were talking about the wonderful Barbara Kingsolver today, the wife suggested today that I spend a year where all the fiction I read is  all by women, (with a bias towards non-Western).  And... Continue Reading →

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