Author ‘The Politicization of Mumsnet’. “Informative, amusing and a call to feminist action”. All views my own, etc.

Aberdeen
Joined June 2011
David Hamilton, chairman of the Scottish Police Federation, described the new act as an “absolute can of worms” that has left police officers relying on their own “subjective decisions”. As we warned. thetimes.co.uk/article/polic…
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Your gas bill is up 54%. The cost to buy gas wholesale is down 93%. The most extreme profiteering from fuel poverty in the history of Britain.
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I have spent several decades researching and writing about Aberdeen suffragette Caroline Phillips. This afternoon I was lucky enough to be invited to the first dress rehearsal of a new play based on my research. eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-monstro…
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Written by playwright Alan Bisset and featuring an excellent cast from Inverurie. Highly recommended for those interested in the history of Scottish suffragettes or who want to see the Pankhursts sing.
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Oh wow. The Lancet — one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world — is out with a forceful statement about Roe v. Wade *on the cover*.
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If you are considering using social media for research purposes, this by @NadiavonBenzon is a very good introduction. (Ok and I love how I am now a 'forerunner', which makes me feel very elder stateswoman).
My first blog post with the SRA, the first in a series on using social media for qual soc sci research. This one looks at using social media as archive/document/secondary data: the-sra.org.uk/SRA/Blog/Soci… @TheSRAOrg @DillonResearch @DrHelenKara
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You may be hearing the argument that before the rise of modern commercial infant formula, babies all ate breastmilk and everything was great. As a historian of infant feeding, let me tell you why that’s not true.
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Am I the only person watching #Eurovision because they are supervising a Masters dissertation on it? (such a great topic)
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Part of our #womenwritinglockdown project. We are also running online groups if you would like to get involved. Contact us via womenwritinglockdown.co.uk/
From power animals to palm trees! Another lovely session of #BigGirlsVillage - enjoying relearning some of the basic human things lockdown took from us… friendship, community, how to laugh and write together. #womenwritinglockdown @SarahPedersen2 @WomenLockdown
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'Part of what is euphemistically called in UK the “women’s sector” is losing, for the most part, any feminist analysis of sexual crimes'
"What has happened to rape crisis centers should be regarded as a cautionary tale of how acceptance into the malestream is too often paid for with women’s lives. Today’s feminists must learn from herstory to avoid repeating it." - @jo_bartosch 4w.pub/rape-crisis-centers-h…
Reminds me of the time that Playboy magazine once fabricated an entire interview with me about why Hooters in the US would ‘bounce back’ from closures (yes I apparently said that).
Retweet for the evening crowd. My new article for @TheCriticMag on how Greater Manchester cannot agree to license a new "Hooters" restaurant if they are committed to tackling male violence against women and girls, objectification, and misogyny within the city👇
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I have been invited to the 30th meeting of a Woman’s Place UK, an organisation set up in 2017 by a group of women from the labour and trade union movement to defend women’s rights and safeguard single-sex spaces and services. #WomensRightsNetwork archive.ph/2022.05.08-052001…
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If you can’t define ‘woman,’ never mind use the actual word, then how do you fight for women? Blistering stuff from @holyroodmandy “This has been an escalating onslaught on women’s rights, the right even to own our own word…..1/2 holyrood.com/editors-column/…
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Jubilee, 2000 by artist Susie Freeman, a wedding dress with rows of tiny mesh pockets containing 6,279 contraceptive pills, the average amount a woman may take in her reproductive lifetime #UnravellingWomensArt
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In shock news tonight, women can work together to achieve political goals.
Replying to @AlexGSeabrook
A counting staff member pulls me aside to say there is a definite pattern in the spoiled ballots, with many saying 'respect my sex to get my x', appearing to be a coordinated campaign. One ballot even had a ranting essay
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I'm not pro-murdering babies. I'm pro-Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life sustaining organs.
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