Feminist Philosophers

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Election 2010: on abortion April 14, 2010

Filed under: politics,reproductive rights — stoat @ 9:53 pm

David Cameron last week argued for a reduction in the time limit for abortion, as reported here, and criticised here.
Details here of how to find out your local MP’s stand on abortion rights, and link to some election lobbying materials.


Mumsnet campaign

Filed under: appearance,gendered products,objectification — stoat @ 9:41 pm

News here of another online group having some measure of success in their campaigns in the UK: Mumsnet’s ‘Let Girls be Girls ‘ campaign against the marketing of products that sexualise children. They write:

It’s hardly news that the worlds of entertainment and celebrity encourage girls to believe their sexual attractiveness is paramount. But, increasingly, this same trend is visible in products marketed at young children.

Primark have responded to the campaign by withdrawing a padded children’s bikini. The mumsnet campaign page lists how some¬†other prominent companies have responded.


Show people what feminists look like

Filed under: appearance — Jender @ 4:04 pm

Send a picture here.


Britney Spears asks for non-airbrushed images to be released

Filed under: appearance — Jender @ 8:27 am

BRITNEY Spears aks for pre-airbrushed ad images be released alongside her altered versions to help highlight body image issues.

The Daily Mail said the singer made the extraordinary move “in order to highlight the pressure exerted on women to look perfect”.

Good for her! (Thanks, CR!)



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