Caroline the Courageous Campaigner!!

Happy Friday feminist friends,

The weekend is here-and great news to report- yesterday Caroline Criado Perez secured a victory for feminists nationwide, with the announcement of the famous author Jane Austen to be included on the new ten pound bank note!!

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/14/jane-austen-10-note-campaigner-donate-first-shelter-caroline-criado-perez

To continue the high note of the weekend, don’t forget that “Off The Shelf” is back soon, and there are a whole host of feminist related events featuring in the programme!!

http://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/events/

Something for everyone- with an international theme- don’t leave a void in your diary on Sunday 8th October at 2.00 pm as Dr Sunita Toor will be presenting a talk on “Justice for Women and Girls” at The Void Cinema Sheffield Hallam University!!

http://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/event/justice-for-women-and-girls-in-india-dr-sunita-toor/

Continuing the literary theme we started this post with on 9th October you could be facing Dr Amber Regis for a talk on the many profiles of Charlotte Bronte http://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/event/charlotte-brontes-face-dr-amber-regis/

On Thursday 12th October at The Quaker Meeting House  from 7.30 pm Julie Bindel will be hosting a topical debate on “Abolishing the Sex Worker Myth” which has been organised by our very own Sheffield Feminist Network -because we are good to you like that!!! http://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/event/abolishing-the-sex-work-myth-julie-bindel/

Harriet Harman will be promoting her fantastic book “A Woman’s Work” describing her phenomenal political journey from Peckham to Parliament on Thursday 26th October at 7.30 pm- a must for any feminist wanting to venture into the political arena!!

In the meantime-happy weekend to you- whether you are pubbing, clubbing or chilling out!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SFN monthly meeting programmes

Hi feminists,

Here is our exciting programme for the coming months!!!

Sheffield Feminist Network Programme 2017- 2018  

Thursday  September 14 th    Securing Abortion Rights- An International Perspective’  with  Maeve O’Reilly,  London Irish Abortion Campaign  

October 3rd   ‘Lesbian Rights and 30 years of Feminist Activism – where are we now?’  with Roz Wollen 

November 7th   ‘Marginalised Women, Austerity, Womens Rights’ with Zlakhia Ahmed, CEO Apna Haq 

December 5th   ‘A Feminist Perspective on Disability’ (to mark the International Day of People with Disabilities) with Alice KirkbyDisability Sheffield  

January 9th 2018   ‘Women in Film and Media’ with Laura Hegarty, Sheffield Showroom Cinema Outreach Worker 

 February 6th 2018   ‘Female Genital Mutilation’ with Meyoma Usen, Training lead,  Ashiana 

March 6th 2018   ‘Red Rags and Menstruation Matters’ with Irise International 

April 3rd 2018   ‘Women and Prosperity: The Gender Pay Gap’ speaker TBC 

May 8th 2018   Developing a City -Wide End Violence Against Women Strategy’ with Maureen Storey, VIDA and Sheffield Womens Hub 

Jun5th 2018   Faith and Feminism a panel debate with representatives from different Faith communities  

  July 3rd 2018   ‘The Hidden Feminists iSheffield History” with Sheffield Feminist Oral History Project 

Meetings at 7.15pm on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise advised * 
These are women’s meeting and are trans-inclusive
Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, S1 2EW
£2/Free (concessions)

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SFN meeting 14th September 7.15-09:00 pm @ Quaker Meeting House

At Sheffield Feminist Network, we have a whole host of meetings coming up this season, our next meeting in September has a special resonance one year on from the controversial Polish women’s strike, supported by women all over Europe.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/02/women-to-go-on-strike-in-poland-abortion-law

Our meeting this month is this coming THURSDAY 14th September  and marks the International day for safe abortion.
Maeve O’Reilly from the London-Irish Abortion Alliance will be speaking on the current extremely restrictive abortion provision in Northern Ireland.
We will also be looking at the International Campaign for Safe Abortion.
Come along to get up-to-date and meet other feminists in a friendly and supportive group.
Hope to see you there!!!

 

 

Campaigns and Aims

Happy very late Feminist Friday friends,

A very happy weekend to you, how has your feminist week been?

Two topics in one for you in this post- the first an important appeal for support in the local campaign to save the South Yorkshire Women’s Aid in Doncaster with a heartrending account from a victim of domestic abuse, combined with a link to the crowdfunding page.

https://stevetopple.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/sywa/amp/

On a national level, The Daily Politics Show today featured a debate on which famous feminist political luminary should be represented with a statue in parliament square.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05fhk8r

So who do you think be given this honour?

Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst are amongst the names discussed on the programme, along with Mary Wollstonecraft, Conservative politician Nancy Astor and Emily Wilding Davison.

Answers on a ballot box please!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Views!!!

Morning feminists,

Hope all of this rain hasn’t been too dispiriting for you, we are half way through the week already, and the political season is upon us once more, so lot’s to be excited about!!

As the main site contributor, it is incumbent upon me to state that some of the views and posts on this site are subjective in content, and may not always necessarily reflect the opinions of all members of the network, so i’m always open to suggestions on ideas for articles, and if a post has interested you, please feel free to comment and engage- I would love to hear some of your thoughts on the plethora of issues and subjects that are included on the site!!

Signing off for now- wishing you a happy Wednesday!!!