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‘56 Artillery Lane’ a Raven Row Exhibition – Review by Anna Pigott

A cluster of rooms in a 18th Century Huguenot weaver’s house in Aldgate has recently been sent back in time to the spring of 1974, as ‘56 Artillery Lane’, a group exhibition at Raven Row which takes inspiration from the

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SYRUP Review by Lizzie Blair

The first edition of SYRUP zine boasts an eclectic compilation of art and literature exploring the themes of sweetness, liquidity and viscosity in a slick, professional publication. Founded by Emily Briselden Waters and Grace Crannis from the Royal College of

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Feminist Library at the Women’s March

The Feminist Library was very pleased to carry its banner among the thousands of people on the London Women’s March on 21st January. As the most visible manifestation for some time highlighting women’s struggles, it was very encouraging, but of

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Making Pink Lemonade – Book Review

Making Pink Lemonade by Sarah O’Mahoney (2016) A topical read for 2016, the year in which tampon tax hit our headlines and Chinese Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui spoke openly about her period, Sarah O’Mahoney tackles this topic for her debut

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cpd25 visit the Feminist Library

cpd25 visit the Feminist Library Review by Rachel Telfer, cpd25 Coordinator On the 6 July 2016 cpd25, the staff training and development programme of the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries, arrived for a tour of the Feminist Library on Westminster

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Review: Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution, Laurie Penny (Bloomsbury, 2014)

In her latest work Unspeakable Things Laurie Penny does gutsy, messy feminism. Bodily fluids abound in this book: snot, semen, vomit… because Penny is sick, sick to the stomach of bland and gutless feminism. Unspeakable Things is a call to

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Review: Until Our Blood Is Dry, Kit Habianic (Parthian, 2014)

Kit Habianic’s first foray into the world of novel writing follows on the heels of her journalistic and short story writing careers. Until Our Blood Is Dry, set in a small South Wales pit village, follows the fortunes of Gwyn

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Review: What Should We Tell Our Daughters? The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female, Melissa Benn (Hodder Paperbacks, 2014)

I’ve always been slightly worried (terrified) about the thought of bringing daughters into this world. I found it hard enough growing up as a teenage girl and I thankfully missed out on bullying/porn/social media/sexual relationships until I was well over

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Review: Vanessa and Virginia, Susan Sellers (Two Ravens and Harcourt, 2008)

I see you standing on the river bank, casting about for stones to fill your pockets. I feel the paralyzing cold as you wade in, the weight of your wet clothes as you force yourself forward. The water is in

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Review: Making Peace with the Earth, by Vandana Shiva (Pluto Press/Fernwood Publishing, 2013)

Making Peace with the Earth, by Vandana Shiva (Pluto Press/Fernwood Publishing, 2013) Vandana Shiva will be known by many people as an environmentalist, anti-globalisation campaigner, and a founder of eco-feminism. This book isn’t explicitly eco-feminist in content, although it’s clear

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