Monthly Archives: May 2013

My Top Ten Rock Memories: (Rock Icon Saturday June 1, Sky Arts, 8pm)

So tomorrow night on Sky Arts, 8pm, I’m coming out of the closet as a fully-fledged metal head. This shot is of me getting into a race car with Brian – one he’d reassuringly told me was called “The Widowmaker” … Continue reading

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A great blog by Melissa Fix on privilege-checking

If she was on WordPress I would just re-blog, but for now, recommended read. She’s @Melissa_fix on Twitter.

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Reality based feminism?

This blog was inspired by two of my favourite feminist opponents on Twitter, @pennyred (the journalist Laurie Penny of the New Statesman and the Guardian) and @jonanamary, the activist, who was so delighted by my comment about her that she … Continue reading

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Facebook Rape and Feminism in Action

  During Memorial Day weekend, the journalist Jane Merrick alerted me to something truly horrific. A website by women in media listing graphic depictions of violence against women on Facebook. Images so violent I can barely describe them. Images depicting … Continue reading

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“Feminism, plastic surgery” – Rock Icon and the Times “exclusive” (Sky Arts, 8pm, this Sat)

last week I gave an interview to the Times set up by Sky Arts to talk about Rock Icon, our show with Brian Johnson of AC/DC out this Saturday at 8pm. I remember telling the PR that I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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Access All Areas

  Peter and me this summer at Coachella, headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, whom he co-manages. It was a pretty awesome backstage, with visitors including legendary producer Rick Rubin and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, whose son … Continue reading

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Rock Icon: AC/DC’s Brian Johnson – Sky Arts, Saturday, 8pm.

At 26, my husband Peter scouted AC/DC for management. His first record with the band was “Highway to Hell.” He identified Bon Scott’s body in the morgue when he was found dead in his car, and he was there when … Continue reading

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Fit is a Feminist Issue

    This was no fun. Not meeting Lady Thatcher – that was one of the greatest honours I could imagine. But looking at myself in the photo afterwards; ; heavy, crumpled, tired, like I’d just given up. The title of … Continue reading

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How I aged Ten Years

Photo on left, 2003. Photo on right, 2013.

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What Men Want – Dress

So what do men want from how you dress? Of course this article comes with all the normal caveats; some men are different, some want tattoos and biker leathers, that’s all true. But what do most men want? I think … Continue reading

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