A Feminist’s Guide to the Festivals: Women comics on the Fringe (in time order)

Up the women! Specifically, the women bringing stand-up shows to the Fringe (and even more specifically the ones tackling gender stereotypes in the process). Here are a few to get you started…

A Feminist’s Guide to the Festivals: Herstory on the Fringe (in time order)

Want to catch some inspiring tales from herstory at the Edinburgh Fringe, but don’t fancy wading through thousands of show listings to find the hidden gems? Help is at hand!

Male victims of abuse do exist, and they deserve support

When the question “what about male victims of domestic abuse?” is asked, it’s not fair to assume the person asking it has an anti-woman agenda, or is trying to undermine (or snatch funding away from) efforts to help female victims.

Lone wolf? No, these ‘incels’ are misogynist terrorists

It’s easy to see why the online world of “men’s rights activism” might appeal to the kind of young men who find social interactions difficult and confusing, and wish there was a scientific formula for success with girls and women. It’s not hard to see how neurologically atypical young men in particular could be sucked in.

We feminists are lucky to have men pointing out our mistakes

Perfect experiments are almost impossible to design, if ethics are to be considered and spending is to be kept within reasonable limits. The peer-review process should guard against hasty conclusions, but it involves fallible humans who are likely to be more open to findings that build on what’s gone before.

Plans to change Scotland’s gender identity law must be prison-proof

From time to time, a case related to transgender identity and prisons will come to public attention – usually via a tabloid newspaper report quoting “prison sources” – that prompts outrage … and not everyone with concerns about transgender rights in prison is a frothing right-winger.