Tag : feminism

Victoria’s Secret’s ‘The Perfect Body’ campaign shows how society encourages female body-shaming

4 years ago / 0 comments

Looking back at my adolescence, I remember a particular episode with great clarity: seeing cellulite on my legs for the first time when I was 19 and inducing myself into a state of panic. I went out and bought body brushes and moisturizers to try and tackle this unsightly, humiliating … Read More

Feminism in fashion

4 years ago / 0 comments

Whether you love it or hate it, the F word seems to be everywhere we turn at the moment. Some of the world’s most influential women have aligned themselves with feminism. Whether it is Beyoncé sampling Chimamanda Ngozi in ‘Flawless’ or Emma Watson’s speech at the UN, it seems that, … Read More

I love Emma Watson…but I didn’t love her UN speech

4 years ago / 0 comments

Emma Watson is great. I’m a fan of Harry Potter and her portrayal of  Hermione. I’m also quite keen on the whole feminism thing. But despite this, I found that I couldn’t agree with everything in Emma Watson’s speech to the United Nations last week. Don’t get me wrong, I … Read More

Cracking the Code: An Interview with Alice Bentinck

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speaks to Alice Bentinck, founder of Code First: Girls, on why so few women work in technology. I first heard of Alice Bentinck when I picked up a copy of Tech City News, a magazine about the London tech scene, in a fiendishly overpriced cafe in Oslo. Homesick, … Read More

Interview | Dawn O'Porter – 'TV networks don't think women are as good as men.'

4 years ago / 0 comments

You’d be mistaken for thinking that Dawn O’Porter is some kind of superhero. Journalist, reporter, performer, documentary maker and novelist are but a few of the titles she’s achieved in under a decade. Yet she sits in front of me now, very much a real person, trying to squeeze in … Read More

Debate | #banbossy

5 years ago / 0 comments

Last week, businesswoman and Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg launched a new #BanBossy campaign aiming to ban the word “bossy” on the grounds that it discourages young girls from ambition and leadership. With support from celebrities like Condoleezza Rice and Beyoncé, the campaign soon received a lot of media attention. Yet it … Read More

Comment | Are women their own worst enemies?

5 years ago / 0 comments

In an interview with Shortlist, Lily Allen declared: “everyone is equal. Why is there even a conversation about feminism?” Thus setting off a false ‘scandal.’ It seems clear to me that the framing of Lily Allen’s quotes, along with her imprecise language has allowed newspapers to unfairly tarnish her as … Read More

Photojournal | FemJam 2014 – Cakes, campaigns and overcoming sexism

5 years ago / 0 comments

Hundreds have turned out for LUU FemSoc’s first Feminist Jamboree, held at Leeds University Union. As well as a strong northern contingent of feminists in attendance – including those from Liverpool, Hull and Manchester – many have woken up in the early hours of the morning to travel from as … Read More

Comment | Why we need Jennifer Lawrence

5 years ago / 0 comments

The second instalment in the hugely popular Hunger Games trilogy ‘Catching Fire’ is out in cinemas at the moment. I for one will most definitely be taking advantage of Orange Wednesdays to go see it, but not just for Liam Hemsworth’s face. One of the main reasons why I am … Read More

TV | Raised by Wolves – Just what comedy is howling out for

5 years ago / 0 comments

It is nothing short of miraculous that Raised by Wolves got commissioned, even for a just a pilot. But that isn’t meant as an indictment. For despite some rough edges, this half-hour sitcomcom written by Caroline and Caitlin Moran is properly original and thoroughly enjoyable. It’s appearance is hard to … Read More