The BBC, CNN and Rape Culture
Well what have the past few weeks taught me? Unfortunately that rape culture is alive and kicking; and no, this is not a swipe at horrific ‘UniLad’ and disgusting online rape ‘jokes’ that have exploded onto our timelines and tumblrs.
Don’t walk past saunas and look the other way
Guest blog from Lauren Fox
Lauren is a sculptor who lives in Edinburgh. Her blog is www.laurenffox.blogspot.com and she tweets as @WeldedRockets
Let me start by introducing myself. I am a woman. A feminist (gasp!).
Are all your Christmasses Pink and Blue?
By Liz Ely, Development Officer (Capacity Building), Zero Tolerance Christmas is coming! Whether you celebrate it or not it is hard to avoid as advertising for the latest toys, perfumes and calorific treats fill our television screens. As the recession bites, Christmas is becoming more and more difficult for families struggling to make ends meet. It’s a time when a variety of different oppressions and inequalities are brought to the fore, including gender inequality.
Posted: December 3, 2012
Men Engaging in Feminism
Guest blog from Talat Yaqoob, White Ribbon Scotland The issue of men engaging in feminism has, and continues to be, controversial. Whether it’s men attending Reclaim the Night Marches or men being quoted about their thoughts on rape culture, feminists often double take and worry about what that involvement means.
Posted: November 21, 2012
Blog category: scotland
Treated like a Commodity: PunterNet and Prostitution Review Sites
Having never frequented a prostitute or brothel personally, I was naively unaware that much like that PS3 game you bought on Amazon or that second hand tea dress purchased on eBay, customers or ‘punters’ are encouraged to give feedback on their ‘purchases’, or in this case the women they have bought for 45 minutes, an hour or two etc.
Zero Tolerance Valentines – Here’s to the the men who are part of the solution
This Valentines Day, here at Zero Tolerance, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate campaigns led by men that seek to tackle men's violence against women. Today, like every other day, many women will be abused by the men they love and trust. Here's to the men who are part of the solution. If you know of a similar campaign you think we should celebrate let us know! White Ribbon Scotland This is part of a global campaign, led by men and boys committed to taking action to stop violence against women. Do you support White Ribbon Scotland?
Posted: February 14, 2012
Pink Saris: Documentary Film Review
Pink Saris is a documentary film about the extraordinary and outspoken activist Samoat Pal who founded the gulabis, otherwise known as the pink gang. Dedicating her life to fighting social injustice, and helping young lower caste women in rural India, accompanied by her accordingly attired followers, Pal confronts communities, facing up to people who have abused women and valued their lives as worthless, posing questions on subjects that are either avoided or routinely ignored.
Posted: October 5, 2011
The Legal Regulation of Prostitution in Scotland
Philippa Greer outlines how an outdated and simplistic legal approach to prostitution ignores the women involved and the current political conceptualisation of prostitution as ‘violence against women’.
Posted: September 29, 2011
Feel like you’re living in a war zone?
Strictly Come Dancing Judge, Alesha Dixon backed a Scottish Government funded national campaign to encourage teenagers to open up about domestic abuse.
Posted: April 5, 2011