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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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7 Responses

  1. Linnaeus
    Linnaeus October 29, 2007 at 1:03 pm |

    Dare I ask what “gazela” is supposed to mean in that context? It can’t be good.

  2. Linnaeus
    Linnaeus October 29, 2007 at 2:46 pm |

    Maybe it’s kinda like “chick”, but with a more “complimentary” connotation.

  3. Henry
    Henry October 29, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    They were probably actually calling you Gazelle’s. Most likely with the connotation of beauty and grace.

    Also, a Gazelle is a fast and elusive game animal, so there’s a element of the hunt as well. It’s as sexist as you thought.

  4. ChrisR
    ChrisR October 29, 2007 at 6:11 pm |

    Maybe “gazella” is the Tunisian version of “fox”.

    You said you need a more international focus in blogging, but I suspect a personal study of international harassment wasn’t what you had in mind.

  5. Hector B.
    Hector B. October 30, 2007 at 12:06 pm |

    Linnaeus reminded me: the current German word for chick is Maus. Are any guys referring to you as a Maus?

  6. Morningstar
    Morningstar October 30, 2007 at 7:46 pm |

    I’m hoping to see pix of you hopping Tunisian rooftops a la Damon in Bourne Ultimatum.

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