Julie Bindel (born 1962) is an English writer, feminist and co-founder of the group Justice For Women, which opposes violence against women from a feminist viewpoint.
Bindel is described as a "Marmite writer," as readers are strongly divided on her work, and is a freelance journalist whose work regularly appears in The Guardian. Her primary areas of interest are lesbian rights, opposition to the sex industry, modern anti-trafficking campaigns and defending female victims of domestic violence. Bindel, who has been involved in feminist law reform campaigns for victims of domestic violence, originally began writing as a way to get the message across to the wider public. Bindel is also a lesbian and has shared her views and been quoted regarding sexual identity and sexual orientation issues and refers to herself as a political lesbian feminist. Bindel though does not support same-sex marriage and believes that it would be preferable to outlaw marriage altogether and have civil partnerships for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
As of 2009 she resides in Crouch End and has written about the area. In August 2010 she entered The Independent's "Pink List" as ninety-eighth of the top 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in the UK.
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