There was a running joke amongst the friends I hung around with in my twenties; at the stage where everyone else was feeling slightly queasy and the bouncers were scraping people out after last orders, I would be possessed with an unwavering steely determination to find all-night beer. That’s how…

Did you know that over one in two people is a woman? This year, to raise awareness of women, and to mark International Women’s Day, Transport for London (TfL) have helpfully posted pictures of these much-misunderstood creatures. Under the striking photos that bedeck the walls of several tube stations are…

Sport England’s #ThisGirlCan campaign has motivated many women to get active. Lisa O’Keefe, Director of Insight, explains the campaign is “about helping women feel confident, so they can overcome the fears about being judged.” …

I have a complicated relationship with Berlin, for me it’s the place where the personal meets the political. My grandmother was born in the city before moving to the UK with my dad. She wasn’t a fluffy woman — she certainly didn’t give out Werther’s Originals or hugs. Instead through…

I’d zoned out during our host’s thirty-minute welcome speech and was busy trying to decide if he looked more like Noel Edmonds or Jeremy Corbyn. When he paused for breath I politely agreed that his home city of Amsterdam did indeed seem ‘lovely’ and wondered when it would be acceptable…

There are two groups who make me nervous to come out as bisexual. The first, are men who assume it means ‘threesome’ and the second are lesbian radical feminists who, for the most part, I respect. The opinion of men is irrelevant — most instinctively believe that the sexuality of…

Thank you all so much for inviting me to be a part of this fantastic panel, and for coming to listen today.

Firstly, I should say I’m not a journalist in the same way as the others here. I am an opinionated person who writes opinion pieces.

To explain how…

“Hello Stonewall! We are lesbians, the old-fashioned type that don’t have penises!” shouts protestor Dr Julia Long. Others in the group laugh in agreement, before continuing to chat and hand out leaflets outside the QEII Centre in central Westminster.

Source: Julia Long Facebook

Organised by women’s groups, the ‘Stonewall is Anti-Lesbian’ protest fell on…

Jo Bartosch

Writer campaigning for the rights of women and girls. http://www.jobartosch.com/

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