Poldark, Toxic Masculinity and Disordered Eating

A couple of weeks ago the Sunday Times printed an interview with Poldark actor Aidan Turner that attracted a considerable amount of coverage over the following days, most of it centred on the discussion of his diet and exercise regime. While…

Pro-life does not have to mean anti-choice: Supporting the continued criminalisation of abortion is not pro-life, it is anti-choice

The overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote in the Republic of Ireland which was announced on Saturday 26th May was a huge step forward for the rights of women in Ireland. The overwhelming majority with which the 'Yes' vote was won was inspirational and…

No More Stigma! Launching a new conversation by and about single parents

I was very much a reluctant member when I joined the single parent club 8 years ago. There are a multitude of different routes that take us into single parenthood, often they are difficult journeys strewn with pitfalls of heartbreak,…

My Mum's experience with a paramedic who didn't trust her to represent her own experience of pain

I want to start this blog by saying that in the past year I’ve had more contact with the National Health Service than I’ve ever had in any other year, and certainly more than I would have liked, and while there are undoubtedly criticisms…

Northern Ireland has a Problem with Rape Culture

  Belfast has a problem with Rape Culture. Eating lunch, buying clothes or even just walking down the street, women in this city are met with a barrage of misogynistic material. Violence against women is made light of and women’s…

Got something to say? We want to help you get heard!

If you are an opinionated feminist with something to say, we want to help you get heard! WRDA launched a brand new blog called Bold Women Blogging on Friday 2nd March 2018. Bold Women Blogging is a space where the next leaders of NI Feminism…
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Family Cap and Rape Clause Protest

We have previously highlighted the problems with the UK government’s decision to impose a 2 child cap on child tax credits that came into effect on the 6th April this year. This cap will also apply to Universal Credit once families start…
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Next Steps for Marriage Equality

Following the disappointing High Court decisions on the cases brought by Chris and Henry Flannagan-Kane and Grainne Close & Shannon Sickles many of us will be asking what the next steps are for Marriage Equality in NI. Stephen Donnan from…
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Maternal Mental Health Week #Road2WellbeingNI

Maternal Mental Health Week #Road2WellbeingNI Having a baby is a life changing event, and it's natural for anyone to experience a range of emotions and reactions during and after pregnancy. But for some women this can start to have a big…