Category Archives: Politics and Feminism

Behind Closed Doors: Radicalised by the Internet

At Any Other Woman, you can talk about anything. Anything you want at all. Any subject, any time. We are proud to be able to provide that platform for you, it makes our hearts sing. But we do understand that sometimes there are topics that are too sensitive, too divisive, simply too hard to write about [...]

Categories: Behind Closed Doors, Politics and Feminism
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A woman’s work is never done

Today, Siobhan talks about the aspects of building a life together that are considered ‘the woman’s job’.  It goes much deeper than the washing up.  I’m alternating between my hackles rising at the thought of me being the more “social” part of my marriage because I’m a woman,  and wondering whether that actually is the [...]

Categories: Marriage, Politics and Feminism
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Why I shan’t be posting a #nomakeupselfie

Today’s post from Cecily is very relevant – this past week has seen the #nomakeupselfie explode on all forms of social media. I don’t have Facebook and I keep my Twitter fairly quiet, so I will admit that the craze passed me by initially. It was only when it crept over to Instagram and the media [...]

Categories: Body Image, Politics and Feminism, Uncategorized
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This post is phenomenal. There, I’ve said it.  I’m so proud that we can post something like this on AOW.   It’s the story of Edith, and the story of feminism, and a story that will make you  think, and be overwhelmed, and realise  how far we’ve come. It’s a post that will make you [...]

Categories: Life Experience, Politics and Feminism
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A business woman, or a woman in business?

We’re back today with another post from Rach (where does the time go?! I can’t believe it was a month ago that I posted her last post), and this time she’s discussing the subtle, but important to her, difference between being a business woman, and a woman in business. Perhaps it’s just syntax, or perhaps [...]

Categories: Any Other Wedding, Money and Career, Politics and Feminism
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Babymaking Science and Feminism: The Ethics Bit

When I first read Katie’s post, I told her it was a) fascinating b) informative c) made me outraged and d) filled me with righteous indignation.  A month later, and it still makes me feel all of these things.  It makes me realise how little I understand the science about my own body, how that [...]

Categories: Health, Politics and Feminism
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Are you judging me?

Ok…are you prepared for a brain dump? This post is chaotic, and not remotely well written, but that sort of sums up my feelings on this at the moment – they are also chaotic, and not entirely clear. So…after that disclaimer, here goes: Emmi is eighteen months now. (I KNOW. When did this happen?). NB: [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Money and Career, Politics and Feminism
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Self-worth does not come from your jeans

You know how everyone has a topic of conversation that, if raised at dinner, will set their blood pressure skyrocketing, make their hackles rise, and will ensure that they manhandle the conversation for as long as feasibly possible before someone else wisely switches it?  I have a few.  My friends know to avoid them, unless [...]

Categories: Body Image, Politics and Feminism, Written By Anna
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Maggie, Paris, and Looking at the Past

When Thatcher died, the nation reacted.  To some it was an atrocious reaction.  To others, it was justified.  There were brilliantly-written articles about the nature of poverty, about feminism, about politics, about power, about how Britian has changed.  But I’ve not seen any article like Gemma’s.  We were eating brunch, and she told me about how she [...]

Categories: Politics and Feminism
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On Jane Austen and feminism

Sometimes we get posts that say out loud something that you knew subconsciously, but didn’t realise you knew. This is one of those posts, at least for me. I have always loved Jane Austen’s books, ever since being given Mansfield Park to read as part of my A-Level English Lit course. Asked to read the [...]

Categories: Books, Politics and Feminism, Uncategorized
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