Tag : feminism

Politics in pink: is Labour’s pink van really a cause for concern?

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In the run up to the General Election, a ‘magenta’ bus, manned by female Labour MPs, is currently touring the country and engaging with women on female-orientated political issues such as childcare, the gender pay-gap and domestic violence. There are some important questions to be asked. Firstly, why is the bus … Read More

I want a steak and a blow-job

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Let me be clear. This isn’t some sort of tirade against basic bitches who want to enjoy Valentine’s Day in all its pink and read heart-shaped glory. And I use basic bitch here as a mightily reclaimed compliment. I adore basic-ness. In my house we have a sort of Cold … Read More

No More Page 3: a hindrance or a help?

4 years ago / 0 comments

I am the first to jump on the feminist bandwagon wherever possible, but when, a few weeks ago, the Sun supposedly ‘banned’ Page 3 for a whole 24 hours, I wasn’t celebrating a victory over the patriarchy with the rest of the sisterhood; in fact, I was a bit dubious. … Read More

Libby puts Church on a new Lane

4 years ago / 0 comments

Most of us will have been aware of the upsurge in the feminist movement lately, led by celebrities such as Emma Watson supporting her ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ slogan. However, the Church of England’s historical moment last Monday, consecrating the first ever female bishop, has caused an … Read More

It’s no joke, Murdoch: Page Three has to go

4 years ago / 0 comments

Page Three is archaic, tasteless and has no place in a society where we supposedly champion women as the equals of men. In the words of Kevin Bacon, no-brainer. At the time of writing, The Sun appears to have only been ‘joking’ about ending Page Three, printing a topless woman … Read More

The Ethical Statement

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Feminism isn’t something that should be a fashion statement. It’s an ethos that is integral to the life of all women. However, unfortunately this season it seems it has been gripped onto by designers and the high street as a way of being ‘edgy’. The value of this is debatable. … Read More

Let’s not be too quick to dismiss Shia LaBeouf’s rape claim

4 years ago / 0 comments

This week, actor Shia LaBeouf claimed to have been raped by a woman during his art installation, #IAMSORRY. The installation involved LaBeouf sitting in a room while members of the public were invited to sit with him one-to-one in silence. It was during one of these sessions LaBeouf claims, that … Read More

Female Masturbation: It’s a touchy subject

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s a Friday night. You’re sitting around a table in someone’s kitchen, drinking vodka out of a Deloitte promo mug. To disguise the uncomfortable atmosphere, you play ‘Never Have I Ever.’ It gets to one of the women, and they proudly announce ‘Never have I ever…masturbated.’ Fear. Panic. You look … Read More

A feminist faux pas: thoughts on a t-shirt debacle

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Apparently David Cameron is not what a feminist looks like, but an embarrassed activist wearing a £45 t-shirt made by women working in sweatshops earning just 62p an hour might be, according to recent reports by the Daily Mail. In collaboration with Elle magazine, the Fawcett Society (the UK’s leading … Read More

It’s FCKH8 who are the problem, not little girls who swear

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I don’t have a problem with seeing little girls swearing. Sure, it’s a bit tacky and clearly aimed at going viral through shock value. But my real objection is to what they actually say. The latest FCKH8 video to make the rounds completely ignores intersectional issues. They give the figure … Read More