The Femisphere: A Link Roundup

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A weekly news round up on the state of Body Politics & Body Justice   While a young woman in Belfast is on trial for attempting to procure the drugs to self-induce an abortion,  medical doctors and midwives in Northern Ireland are “operating in a ‘“climate of fear’ and facing the real danger of imprisonment for … [Read more...]

A Sizeable Issue of Global Proportions

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By Sharon Haywood, Co-Editor Admittedly, I’m a huge fan of vintage clothes shopping but in Buenos Aires, my home for the last eight years, the selection is slim. So, when visiting my home country of Canada I get most of my ‘new’ funky fashions second-hand. On my last trip back though, a friend encouraged me to buy clothes … [Read more...]

Mannequins Make a Statement

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Text and photos (below) by Sharon Haywood Australia has made body image news again. The latest relates to the release of size 16D (US 38D/UK 38DD) mannequins in the lingerie section of the mainstream department store Myers. Back in February, Debenhams department store in London started the movement by using size UK 16 mannequins … [Read more...]