More Food for Thought

June 4, 2010

The good thing about only having a meeting once a month, is that a lot happens between meetings, in terms of current affairs, politics and world events.

In particular this month, there’s been a lot of discussion on the proposal to grant anonymity to rape defendants.

These two blogposts by Laurie Penny on Liberal Conspiracy and Rumbold on Pickled Politics show both sides of the argument from a woman-friendly perspective. What do you think? Would anonymity work in women’s favour in cases that receive intense media coverage, eg. celebrity cases? Does anonymity just further the false argument that women “cry rape” for attention?

On a lighter note, if the weather isn’t too inclement, we’re considering Reclaiming the Park, perhaps on a weekend with a picnic: mini-feminists are encouraged to join us. Would anyone be interested?

Dawn and Carmen x

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