Tag : feminism

Illustrator Carol Rossetti’s drawings of women could be a wonderful way of protesting gender prejudice on a global scale.

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At a time of #MeToo, women’s marches and period poverty, women around the world still very much face barriers because of their gender. It only takes a quick scroll through the news headlines to recognise that such prejudices are still roaring; from the reports on pay inequality to stories making … Read More

Is ‘#MeToo’ through? What the Asia Argento allegations should (or shouldn’t) mean for a movement founded on the efforts of black women

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The #MeToo movement is a social movement against the prevalent sexual assault and harassment taking place in society. Now a hashtag utilised by online audiences (majority female) to share harrowing yet unfortunately all too common situations of abuse, the movement originally comprised wealthy, high status women calling out their experiences … Read More

Frida Kahlo Is Not A Barbie

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, Mattel, the manufacturers of Barbie, released a series of collectables to celebrate the inspirational women Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson in the form of Barbie dolls. Although it is a step in the right direction for such a large company to appreciate and … Read More

Speaking up or speaking for?

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As a white cis female, I have undoubtedly fallen into the trap of being a ‘white cis feminist’ at times. Despite this, I would certainly not pull a Rose McGowan and totally deny the issue: there is an enormous need for intersectionality within feminism. Feminism for me is about empowering … Read More

All-Female DJ Collectives Diversifying Decks Across the World

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In light of International Women’s Day, music editor Meg Firth chronicles the DJ collectives across the world that are bringing women to the forefront of the scene. It’s no secret that dance music is still largely dominated by men. Take one look at most line-ups and it’s clear to see … Read More

Rap’s Future is Female. Get Used to it.

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It’s no question that women have played a vital part in the evolution of rap and hip hop. So why are female rappers so often overshadowed by their male counterparts? It seems reductive to brand 2018 as the year of female rap, seeing as the likes of Lauryn Hill, Lil’ … Read More

100 years on: a tribute to the forgotten Suffragettes

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On the 6th of February 1918 many British women were granted the right to vote, as the Representation of the People Act 1918 was passed by Parliament. Although it was significant progress, it is important today to remember which women were given the right to vote. Only women above the … Read More

Repeal the 8th

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In late May 2018, the Republic of Ireland, still considered the most intransigent Catholic state in the world, will hold a referendum on repealing the 1983 eighth amendment of the Irish constitution. Currently, the eighth amendment outlaws abortion by giving the life of the foetus equal value to the mother’s, ... Read More

The silent ‘no’: a matter of consent

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Blogs writer, Rosie Plummer, offers a sensitive analysis of our society’s continued struggle with gender roles and the issue of non-verbal consent. In light of the recent accusation against Aziz Ansari, I felt intrigued to explore the conflicts of living in a liberal, but patriarchal society, in which men are … Read More

Your Face it Has No Place: Where are Women Meant to Stand in a Scene Like Britpop?

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Are women welcome in the masculine sphere of Britpop? Digital Associate, Juliette Rowsell, discusses her experience at a Liam Gallagher concert that turned into a display of lad culture at its grittiest. When you think of Liam Gallagher, what do you think of? Cigarettes and alcohol? The epitome of the … Read More