Kitsch Craft

jo’s thoughts, crafts and inspirations

What is a feminist? May 19, 2008

Filed under: feminism — kitschcraft @ 2:51 pm

I got sent this at work today……

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It made me laugh but also, it is interesting to think about what exactly a feminist is…..It is all too easy to label yourself a feminist and forget what it really means. Being a feminist is more than just a vague idea about equality. It is about political activism and liberation. I work for a feminist organisation so it is all to easy for me to sit back and think that i am doing enough. But, i have never felt so empowered as i did on the ‘reclaim the night’ march last year. Marching with 1500 other women to protest about violence against women was amazing. The best thing was, our groups cheers were bieng led by my friend’s 9 year old son!
I am going to have a think about this some more, but let me know your views. x

 

domestic violence May 12, 2008

Filed under: feminism — kitschcraft @ 3:08 pm

i know this is not the nicest topic for a blog, but it is important. I have worked in and around the domestic violence sector for 10 years. If you are or someone you know is affected by domestic violence, you can call the free national helpline on: 0808 2000 247.

The following page from the BBC’s Hitting Home site may also be useful: http://www.bbc.co.uk/relationships/domestic_violence/index.shtml

You can also check out the Greater London Domestic Violence Project (where i work) at www.gldvp.org.uk

and please contact me if you need any advice or support,

take care

jo

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