Reclaiming the F-word Authors, are here for student lead discussion TODAY!!
In LT3, in Appleton Lecture Theatre 3 from 7-9pm (kidspace available)

AND on Saturday (Tomorrow) at the Radical Book Fair.

Reclaiming the F Word book cover

(apologies for cross post on Effie and FeministJoy)


**** Election Special*******
This Sunday, 2nd May 3-5pm
Macdonald Road Library
Opposite Tesco’s, on Leith Walk

Following on from the hustings in Edinburgh South, come and join us, to discuss
Elections and Feminism, with tea and cake.

Is there a women’s vote? Do we share common interests?
Does having woman candidates matter?  Are women more interested in
certain issues?
Are parties/candidates interested in gender inequality?  Is anyone
else really irritated by election coverage?

The group is women only (trans inclusive), with children welcome.
Macdonal Road Library is Wheelchair accessible, any other
accessibility needs please get in touch.

EFN have got together with Edinburgh Uni Feminists to bring you a General Election Hustings…hope folk can make it 🙂

Ladies Night-Edinburgh General Election Hustings

Chair: Lesley Riddoch, broadcaster and writer
Candidates: Sheila Gilmour (Lab); Belinda Hacking (Con); Sandy Howatt (SNP); Kate Joester (Green); Fred Mackintosh (LD)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
7:00pm – 8:35pm
Teviot Dining Room, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh Uni

Bored of hearing about the marriages of politicians? Don’t care so much about where the partners of party leaders buy their clothes from?
But do you care about:

• How public service cuts will impact on women?
• How the parties will address trafficking
• How the parties will ensure that all women experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence receive the support they deserve?
• How the parties will ensure that human rights obligations are upheld

Then come to Edinburgh South General Election Hustings!
Organised by EFN and EUFS this event will give you the chance to ask the candidates from your area questions that REALLY matter.

The Next discussion group will be part of the wonderful Feminist Day School being organised by the Edinburgh University Feminists on Sunday the 7th of March in Teviot Union. More information about the whole event can be found here http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=321813913901. Our contribution will be at 17.30, we’ll be having a discussion about the future of feminism in Edinburgh and beyond. This venue is wheelchair accessible but it can be a bit hard to find so you may have to ask. Children are welcome as always, and for this month our discussion will not be women only, so anyone welcome.  If you aren’t a student then you will need photo id to get in.

the very exciting Femstruation week begins this weekend, organised by the anarcha feminist Kollectiv, so i’m posting up the schedule!  its looking like an amazing week, with a real mix of events… hope to see some folk there :o)pretty lady femstruation poster- main


13th – 20th of February 2010 organised by the Edinburgh anarcha feminist Kollectiv

This week-long forray into menstruation will start heavy & end light, with a varied mixture of interactive workshops, gigs, talks, zine stalls, spoken word performances, art installations, photo collections, performance art, video displays, & much more to be contributed.

VENUES: Edinburgh..
Big Red Door,(BRD) home of TePOOKA, (10 Lady Lawson street) and The Forest cafe, ( 3 Bristo Place)

CONTACT:feministanarchistedinburgh@googlemail.com and edinburghanarchafeminist.blogspot.com


Organised by The Edinburgh Anarcha Feminist Kollectiv

’Femstruation’ Exhibition opening: Open all week (13th-20th Feb) -11am-6pm at the BRD.

Saturday 13th Feb

DIY cloth pad making workshop:
11am-12pm, BRDLearn about and make your own eco friendly sanitary products. Bring needle, thread and flannel/felt.

Marketing Menstruation workshop 12pm-2pm Adventures in Menstruating: Tampon Crafts and Menstrual Euphemisms with Chella Quint and Sarah Thomasin.2pm-4pm BRD Our workshop is open to menstruators and non-menstruators of all genders. Accompanied young children welcome. Please bring tampons, art supplies or make a donation to cover supplies.www.chartyourcycle.co.uk

Launch Night: 7pm, Forest Café, Free on the door, Join us for a taste of some sketch comedy, spoken word, acoustic music and zine readings

Sunday 14th, BRD,

Threads workshop on DIY feminist health:11am-1pm, workshop about the experiences and politics of the menstrual cycle. A feminist discussion about health based on the zine threads, www.threadsbook.org.

“Blue Blood”2pm-3pm: A male perspective and interaction with menstruation3-4pm lecture; ‘Not Seeing Red: Modern Menstrual Discourse,lecture looking into the public representations of menstruation (or lack thereof), both past and present. .

‘Bloody Valentine Extravaganza’8pm-1am BRD: Includes exhibition, exciting visuals, ‘get bloody stall, zine stalls, drumming, menstrual poetry, ‘Adventures in menstruating’ comedy act. £4 on the door (reduction if dressed in red).

Monday 15th Feb, Heavy Menstrual Film Night, Forest Café, 7pm

Tuesday 16th Feb,Brd,

2pm-4pm, Red Tent interactive workshop: 15 people maximum, book in advance. An interactive space exploring birthing, ovulation and menstruation7pm- 11pm ,

Forest Café, Spoken Word and Open Mic.

Wednesday 17th Feb

Old Hat Books radical library, 5-7pm, Forest Café, open reading session: Bring a story or poem to share, the theme is “what your mother never told you” – bring some cakes to share too!

Body interaction workshop BRD, 8pm-11pm: A workshop exploring attitudes to our bodies and experience of being a woman interactively in a female identified space (Nakedness may occur).

ThurSday 18th :Menstrual Story Telling, 7pm, Forest Café

.Friday 19th:Queer Mutiny: Gender bender theme;BRD 8pm,donation only: Join us for an alternative Queer night: rampage into the menstrual cycle with cunt cakes, body paint, clothes swap, with a sexy red hamper for the best dressed. 8pm, Donation on the door.

Saturday 20th: BRD

11am-12pm:menstrual rituals and crafts workshop

12pm-2pm:Natural health and herbs workshop

2PM-3PM: “The Woman’s Curse: Women, Menstruation and the Medical Profession”:An interactive workshop discussing how menstruation has traditionally been viewed by the medical world.

Riot Folk and Bloody Punk night: 8pm- 1am, with pirate DJ JO Anne Bonnie ; Featuring ‘Witches Revenge’ and ‘No Fit State’ , visuals and Zine stalls on the rag! £4 on the door

Kids Space available during all workshops Both venues wheelchair accessible

Taught by the Pen

The Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh in association with Radio Ramadan Edinburgh are  having a book festival based at the lovely MacDonald Road Library!  Personally I’m very excited – I remember reading Elisabeth Laird’s book Kiss the Dust about an Iraqi Kurdish girl when I was about ten, and loving it! Kiss the Dust Book Cover Will also be going to Major Gordon Corrigan’s talk which also looks really interesting!

So if anyone wants to come along with me, let me know!


Taught by the Pen

We invite you to come and discuss books, A book festival from

7th Feb-13th Feb in Edinburgh for all ages.

Meet authors: Robin Yassin Kassab Road to Damacus, Dr Hasan Beg Babar Founder of Mughal India, Elizabeth Laird Children’s author Discussions with Dr George Wilkes Influence of Islamic teachings on the world and Major Gordon Corrigan MBE British Muslim Soldiers of World War One Talk : By a member of Kitaba, Islamic Text for the Blind & Javed Ali author of Blessings of Ramadan

Try calligraphy & celebrate reading in all its forms!

Admission is Free For more info and programme go to: http://taughtbythep en.wordpress. com/

February discussion Group

The next discussion group will be on the 7th of February from 3-5 in Favorit on Teviot Place (we’ll be back to the McDonald Road Library in March!). As always this is a discussion group for self-identifying women only and children are welcome.  Favorit has no steps to get into it but the door is quite heavy so if you think you’ll need any help getting in then please email us.  If there are any other concerns or worries you have about coming then please email us also!

Given that its February the topic will be valentines day.  A space to have a think about chivalry and romance, love as a consumer product, what valentines day means, and anything else that comes to mind under that topic.  Be great to see you there!