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"Sex without consent, I suppose that is rape"

A really fascinating read from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, one of the research contributors being the fabulous Professor Liz Kelly of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit. It is so useful to have it down in black and white the views of our own youngsters in relation to sexual consent. Some stand out points for me were: Getting sex from a girl = man points for a boy Having sex as a girl still pretty much makes you a slut The onus for giving consent is on the girl rather than any responsibility for making sure to...

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Engaged Teaching, Feminist Activism and Academia

Very excited to hear about this: Engaged Teaching, Feminist Activism and Academia.

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A good thing to change your mind?

A good thing to change your mind? I really like this challenge to the somewhat macho culture of sticking to a position; terrified to be called out for making a u-turn, when actually, maybe it’s far more courageous to change your mind and admit making an error of judgement. We’re all human, after all!

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How marketing can deliberately work to exclude women.

How marketing can deliberately work to exclude women.

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Bishop FM radio interview about Durham Women Rising launch

Bishop FM radio interview about Durham Women Rising launch Thanks so much for featuring our launch event, Gillian, and giving me the opportunity to explain our formation as a group, the objectives of our programme and a sneak preview of what our programme will include. It would be fabulous if we could take forward in some way the idea we discussed about women behind the camera/mike/computer in media… 🙂

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And again!

And again!

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Our launch hits North East news

Our launch hits North East news With many thanks to Natasha Sykes, Sunderland University student of Graphic Design and Communication, for designing the fabulous Durham Women Rising logo.

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Durham Women Rising LAUNCH

Having renamed ourselves and arranged for our own logo to be designed, Durham Women Rising will officially launch on Tuesday 10th December, from 4-5pm in the Boardroom of Durham University’s Ustinov College. * Our launch will be hosted by Professor Nicole Westmarland, who co-founded and co-directs the Durham University Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse. * It will be an opportunity to get a flavour of the programme we have lined up for February and March to challenge the all-too-prevalent culture of violence against women, whilst celebrating women in as many different ways as we can. * On the...

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Lisa Davis of Changing Relations on BBC Radio Tees

Lisa Davis of Changing Relations on BBC Radio Tees – Awesome morning of discussions of feminism activism in our region from BBC Radio Tees earlier in the week, including a slot from Changing Relations’ own Lisa Davis.

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One Billion Rising, Durham 2013

It’s been an inspiring day in the Market Square today in Durham. After weeks of hard work, the Durham One Billion Rising event came off brilliantly. Durham City Mayor opened the event and was followed by thought provoking speeches, rousing music, challenging and emotional poetry readings and upliftingly enthusiastic dancing from our invited dance group.

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