Hysteria, Tanya Wexler, 2012. When I stumbled across Hysteria (2011) - Tanya Wexler's film about the history of the vibrator - I thought, great! This will be about empowering female sexuality and women putting their needs first! I was wrong; the film presented the history of the vibrator as an invention created by a man… Continue reading “Feelin’ myself”: Hysteria and vibrators a history of male control over female sexuality and mental health. How to find herstory, agency and sexuality within it?
Here at A Bitch in Time, we love a good cemetery and think they can be an awesome way to learn about HERstory - after all they can be one of the few places you see evidence that women actually existed in the past! Back in October, I visited the San Pedro Cemetery Museum in… Continue reading Finding Herstory at the San Pedro Cemetery Museum
This is the first article to my project of teaching a resource pack which is an introduction to the themes of Vashti Harrison’s book, Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, to English learners in Catalonia. The 8th of March was International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day (IWD) is historically a day for striking and… Continue reading “Little learners today, little leaders tomorrow”: teaching feminism to English learners through Vashti Harrison’s Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History.
Mary Macarthur was a Scottish trade unionist who fought tirelessly for the rights of women workers in the early 20th Century. She founded the National Federation of Women Workers in 1906 and her efforts - along with those of others - led to the introduction of a minimum wage and the regulation of working hours.… Continue reading Mary Macarthur: a bitch bio
Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) is a grassroots organisation that aims to promote women’s history, lives and stories. It’s a truly unique space and as well as a lending library, GWL also houses archive and museum collections, like the Lesbian Archive and the National Museum of Roller Derby. We heard about it from a friend who… Continue reading “I Was Just Totally Clueless” Visiting Glasgow Women’s Library