Feminism

History biography: Helen Blackburn

Pauline Murphy writes on the pioneering Suffragette author who helped found the Women’s Employment Defence League.

Helen Blackburn was born into an Anglo-Irish family on May 25th 1842 at Knights Town on  Valentia island County Kerry. She was the only daughter of Isabelle Lamb from Durham and Bewicke Blackburn, she had one other sibling, a brother.

Helen’s father Bewicke was a noted civil engineer who patented early automobiles such… Continue reading

Tribute to the victims of feminicide

On Thursday and Friday night (Nov 24th-25th) the Insomnia collective conducted a series of actions across Paris, France to highlight patriarchal murders.

Male violence is the leading cause of death for women aged 16 to 44 worldwide. Acts of violence against women are very diverse in nature, ranging from verbal harassment and other forms of psychological abuse to daily physical or sexual violence. At the far end of this… Continue reading

Women in charge is not feminism: the fight against institutional patriarchy

On a surface level, it seems as though feminism is winning the gender war. Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee for the President of the United States, Theresa May has just become PM, and Angela Eagle is challenging Jeremy Corbyn to the most boring duel ever. In the cabinet reshuffle, a third of posts have been given to women, with Amber Rudd appointed Home Secretary – which brings up the… Continue reading