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Review – Crafternoon

Last month Maria and I held a Crafternoon in the Feminist Library periodicals room. This was the first time we had set up and ran our own event at the library so we were both excited and nervous. Having both

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Review – Feminist Library at Uniqlo Tate Lates

We had a blast at our pop-up at February’s Uniqlo Tate Lates, which celebrated women in art! There were fourteen thousand visitors, and many took part in Feminist Library events. We had zine making with Rachael House and our photo

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Review – 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 by Sarah O’Mahoney

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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The Art of (Festive) Appetite: what we can learn from a forgotten food rebel

‘Gross are they who see in eating and drinking nought but grossness’ The Feasts of Autolycus – The Diary of a Greedy Woman, Elizabeth Pennell, 1896 Christmas is the season of feasting. We become focused on what we eat –

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A Very Long way from Anywhere Else by Ursula Le Guin

A Very Long way from Anywhere Else – Ursula Le Guin Ursula Le Guin is an author better known for her science fiction and fantasy works. Her major works, the Earthsea novels, which follow the magical adventures of a wizard

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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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