Harrogate Feminists

What we’re about

We are a local human rights group taking action to promote equality between women and men.

We believe that equality between women and men benefits us all. In an equal society women and men are free to make choices without the pressure of gender stereotypes.

Through lap dancing, pornography and prostitution, women become objects for sale.

We are taking action to reassert the human rights of women.

For our blog: scroll down this page. For more information on how we’re set up, our SEV (sexual entertainments venue) campaign, results of our survey on feeling safe in public places, or on our meetings, click the links on the left-hand side of this page.


Taking a break
January 28, 2013, 12:12 am
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Harrogate Feminists is taking a bit of a break at the moment.

In the meantime, if you would like to contact us by email you are most welcome, but the reply might take a while coming…

Next meeting. And interesting link
September 23, 2012, 12:28 pm
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So, next meeting is now pencilled in for 15th October. We are going to have a change of venue for the next meeting. Watch this space for confirmation.

In other news, this is an interesting supplement – if you read between the lines. It’s particularly good to see employers starting to realise that simply trying to “fix” women is not going to change the problem of inequality in the workplace – the whole culture of the organisation has to change.


Date for your diaries
June 26, 2012, 12:10 am
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Next Monday meeting: 2nd Monday in September

8pm at Community House.

Next meeting – Sunday morning at Victus!
June 7, 2012, 8:33 pm
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Quick reminder that our next Sunday meeting is going to be this Sunday 10th June, 10am at Victus in central Harrogate (downstairs).

Our next Monday meeting is going to be on Monday 25th June at 8pm.

Next meetings
May 7, 2012, 11:13 pm
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Next meetings being organised currently – watch this space!


Meet up for breakfast next Sunday
February 19, 2012, 9:07 pm
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We are meeting next Sunday 26th February 2012, 10am at Victus on Beulah Street. We will be in the downstairs bit and it is relaxed and child friendly if anyone would like to bring their kids along. We don’t have a formal agenda so after introductions will discuss feminist issues which are important to the people there. Also we will have news on the licensing applications of Wildcats and Kings Club as these are being heard on 23rd.  Please email harrogatefeminists@gmail.com to let us know you are coming. Hope to see you there!

Today’s meet-up, and date for the next one
January 22, 2012, 5:57 pm
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I really enjoyed our meetup today, even though the attendees were somewhat depleted in number – I suspect they had (quite understandably) been put off by the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere! But on the bright side, we had lots of time to chat, drink tea and eat cake (we had carrot cake and lemon cake), which is clearly a key aspect of any social meet-up!

Also of course we discussed the SEV licence reapplications. Val, who couldn’t make today’s meeting, had done loads of research and drafted a fantastic letter giving her grounds for objecting to the King’s Club licence, and today we added some thoughts of our own. We’ve still got a bit more work to do on the letter itself but we will definitely get it to the council by the deadline on Thursday! We’d encourage individuals and other organisations to send their own objections as well.

We did feel a bit bad about meeting not actually in Harrogate, especially for those among us who don’t drive. But we thought the Sunday meetup was nice – it felt a bit more relaxed than an evening meetup as we didn’t feel so strung out from work, getting the kids to bed, etc. So next time we’re going to go for a weekend daytime, child-friendly meetup again, but this time in the town centre!

So, a date for your diary: Sunday, 26th February, from 10am, at Victus in Harrogate (they serve American pancakes until 11am – yum!). Children welcome.