Tag Archives: women

The Dark Knight of “Feminism”

August 5, 2013


Oh no, not another blog about anti-woman Twitter trolling? Well, no, not really – at least not intentionally. The recent debate about anti-woman threats and trolling on Twitter has brought to light another, different, argument about the very nature of feminism and women’s rights. I have historically counted myself a feminist – my gran always […]

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Speaking out, standing ground and shouting back is the only option: ceding territory to the trolls is a mistake

August 4, 2013

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Much has been written in the last number of weeks on twitter trolls, threats against women and the need to “take back Twitterville” as a community. Some of the commentary has been excellent in its balanced and rational approach – such as Marta Cooper’s piece in The Telegraph and Padraig Reidy’s commentary. Much of the […]

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You just have to feel sorry for them, don’t you?

October 17, 2011


Who? What? Not being the most alert morning person, I had to ask what my female colleague (let’s call her The Mammy) was talking about. “You know those women, the ones married to their jobs, who don’t have children; most of them don’t even have husbands, you know – that kind of person. You just […]

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I’m sweating spinal fluid here – is everyone working as hard as me ?

February 1, 2010


This isn’t everybody folks, but there is a certain kind of She Boss who creates a culture that is demoralising, negative and soul-wrenching for the 40-plus hours a week you’ll spend in work. If you’ve had one, you’ll know what I mean. If not, think Devil Wears Prada’s Miranda Priestly crossed with a PMT-ridden Machiavelli.

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