Festival of Feminist Ideas and Action – Podcast #4

Available on PodOmatic  Feminism, Activism and Social Media Once heralded as a haven for free speech and democratic dialogue, the online world has come to be characterised by the same gender inequalities as the offline world. In this podcast, Marloes Jansen, Ruth Lewis and Jessica O’Donnell (all Northumbria University) discuss their research findings about women’s…

Festival of Feminist Ideas and Action – Podcast #3

Available on PodOmatic  Feminist Periodicals Dr. Melanie Waters and Dr. Victoria Bazin discuss feminist periodicals, such as Spare Rib and Shrew Magazine. For further information: The British Library online archive about Spare Rib: http://www.bl.uk/spare-rib Some information about Shrew magazine and its contexts: http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/21cc/counterculture/liberation/shrew/shrew.html An article from the Guardian about the 1970 feminist action against Miss…

Festival of Feminist Ideas and Action – Podcast #1

Available on PodOmatic ‘The Tampon Tax’ Prof. Karen Ross and Ph.D candidate Gabrielle Smith discuss the tax on sanitary products as a “luxury”. This podcast comes out of campaigns, petitions and wider conversations that we encourage all women to be having regarding the issue of taxing tampons and other sanitary items. Petitions: https://www.change.org/p/george-osborne-stop-taxing-periods-period https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-if-men-had-periods-sanitary-protection-would-be-tax-free

Launch of the Global Media Monitoring Project report

The report of the 2015 Global Media Monitoring Project was launched today, and a number of individual national and regional reports were also launched. The Global Media Monitoring Project is the largest and longest longitudinal study on the gender in the world’s media.  It is also the largest advocacy initiative in the world on changing…

Digital storytelling

Alex Henry at Curiosity Creative ran a brilliant workshop for us, working with local women to create a range of stories about the activism. Check them out here.  And come back soon for details on when our North East Women’s Activism archive goes live.