F.ist - This week in feminist London

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F.ist - This week in feminist London

In debates about abortion, there is one voice that usually goes unheard - the women who have their pregnancies terminated.

Tomorrow evening, Abortion Rights is hosting a screening of excerpts from a new documentary that tells the stories of women who've exercised their right to choose, and don't regret it in the slightest.

Access to birth control and abortion is crucial for women's equality. But while most people in the UK identify themselves as pro-choice, the media often focuses on the perspectives and frequently misleading propaganda of the increasingly vocal anti-choice movement. When it comes to positive, non-judgemental stories on abortion, the silence is deafening.

Get down to Parliament for 7pm, to see some of the film and take part in a debate about the issues it raises. (You do need to register first).

Women still have a tough time getting the best jobs in the newsroom, but Lindsey Hilsum has scored one of the best and toughest assignments out there - she will be Channel 4's first ever China correspondent, heading up its new Beijing bureau. And next week, she's giving a talk at the Frontline Club. Tickets are a fiver.

Finally, if you're looking for something to put on your MP3 player this week, you could do worse than downloading this two-part recording of last week's Guardian debate on "raunch culture":

Part one

Part two

The sold out session featured Ariel Levy, the author of Female Chauvinist Pigs - one of the most talked-about feminist books of the last few years, as well as a number of Guardian regulars such as Zoe Williams.

Attendance levels aside (feminism's dead is it?), the evening provided ample fodder for London's community of feminist activists, if the debate on London3rdWave is anything to go by.

Guest blogger Jess can be found daily over on the F Word blog.

Last Updated 05 July 2006