IMPORTANT – OCTOBER 2010: Please note that the Sheffield Fems has ceased to run as an organisation. In its place is the Sheffield Feminist Network. Please head over to their website for up-to-date information.
The old Sheffield Fems blog and links have been left as a record, but will no longer be updated.
The exact origins of the Sheffield Fems are shrouded in the mists of time. Suffice it to say that we have been around in various forms for several years, and have ties to The F-Word in the form of their blog contributor and our co-founder, Laura Woodhouse. We are a group of feminists, who meet every week to campaign, hold discussions and provide a friendly space to raise issues that we feel strongly about.
The history of the Fems is coloured by our activism. Our first high profile campaign was successful in getting Playboy merchandise withdrawn from John Lewis, and was reported in The Guardian in 2007.
Since then, we have run campaigns focussing on sex trafficking, Hooters, equal pay and abortion rights, to name but a few.