Archive | September, 2010

Women Who Rock Music Week Is Here!

30 Sep

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, those who defy definition and those who just want to dance, dance, dance…We give you Bad Feminist UK’s first Women Who Rock Music Special! Taadaaaa!

Over the next seven days we have a host of interviews and articles written by the industry’s front faces and the unsung heroines of management, production and history. We’re also compiling a Bad Feminist Spotify playlist and we’d like your suggestions for feminist, ass-kicking, disco diva, rock’n’roller anthems and lesser known musical jewels….do get in touch.

So what are you waiting for? Brace yourself and turn it up to 11!


Don’t Rape

29 Sep

Eloquent advice to men courtesy of Starling, guest-blogging on Shapely Prose.

You are a Feminist

29 Sep

Tomato Nation defines feminism brilliantly (via Jezebel.)

Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

29 Sep

Refuge needs your help. It is a sad and shocking fact that one woman in four experiences domestic violence at some point in her life. Yet one in three local authorities has no specialist domestic violence support whatsoever. Refuge has teamed up with Avon, the company for women, to call for specialist support for every single woman and child who needs it – no matter where they live. But they can’t do this on their own – they need your help. Speak out on behalf of women experiencing domestic violence and add your voice to their petition

Refuge patron Jo Brand says: “I am supporting Refuge and Avon’s Speak Out petition because it is simply shameful that one in three local authorities has no specialist domestic violence services whatsoever. More than 1 million women experience domestic violence every year; up to two women die every week because of this insidious crime – we must not turn a blind eye. Join me and speak out. Please sign the petition today.”

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Fat Quarter

29 Sep

As a fledgling operation created entirely over the internet between your editors’ home towns, we here at Bad Feminist have been quite overcome with emotion (or is that hunger? Can’t tell) by the supportive response we’ve had from other groovy women putting their articulate tuppenceworth out there in writing. It makes us feel happy, it gives us hope, it’s bloody exciting finding women’s publications that make you shout for the RIGHT reasons!

One such tuppence-wrangler is the gorgeous Katie Allen, captain of the good ship Fat Quarter. We asked (well, grovelled really) for the brutal truths of indie publishing, just so we know how choppy it could get up ahead!

Fat Quarter by Katie Allen

Once upon a time, there was a magazine called Just Seventeen. I am old enough to remember when it was a paper weekly, and also being outraged when it went monthly, and became a glossy (“J17”) like those filth-mongers More! and Bliss and –gulp- Cosmo.

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Life Drawing from the Future

28 Sep

As fans of art at Bad Feminist, we’re intrigued by Future Gallery’s latest initiative. 50 participants will try their hand at capturing a beautiful naked life model who has beamed down specially from the future! Not only this however… any computer whizzes out there will be able to draw the model in whatever format they choose, from iPad to Photoshop, on the high-tech display projector.

Date: Saturday 9th October
Ticket Prices: £10 from the Future Gallery website
Age Limit: Over 18’s only please!
Bar: Open throughout
Session one: 12.00-15.00
Session two: 16.00-19.00

Future Gallery has linked up with Bad Feminist to offer readers the chance to win one of five tickets. For your chance to win, simply visit their Facebook page and submit your most futuristic idea for an invention to their wall.

Housewives and Feminists

28 Sep

More archive goodies from our friends at Where The Bright Women Are, this time on the subject of housewives and feminists