Entries by B.J. Epstein from 10/2012

Beds, Silverware, and Sexism: All Available at IKEA now

| Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

Searching for a perfect new sofa or a nice new kitchen table? Would you like a hefty handful of sexism along with it? Then it's time to head to IKEA. The latest news from the giant Swedish flat-pack company reveals that in the Saudi Arabian version of their catalogue, IKEA has helpfully removed all women from the photographs.

Come Out, Come Out

| Posted 10.08.2012 | UK

Come out, come out, wherever you are. It's time to tell your friends, relatives, peers, colleagues, and others that you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer, because the 11th of October is International Coming-Out Day.

Girls, Girls, Girls

| Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

So what can we do on this one day of the year set aside to consider the plight of females? Well, the simplest thing is that we can talk. We can start discussions. How are girls and women depicted in literature and on TV and in other media?

Do Speak: Nobels and Other Literary Prizes

| Posted 10.12.2012 | Huffington Post

This week, Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for literature. The reaction of much of the world was: "Who?"

Don't Give a Sh**: On Feminism, Looking Like a Hag, and Being Polite

| Posted 10.22.2012 | Huffington Post

Moran's lines and grey hairs are her "'KEEP AWAY FROM THE WISE INTOLERANT WOMAN' sign", but it's a shame that some of her readers (or should-be readers) do in fact choose to keep away from her, rather than to learn from her.

'Sweet Nothing': Women in Music Videos

| Posted 10.29.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ben Westbeech's Something for the Weekend is one of the most irritating of the videos, in my opinion. Not only does it objectify women, but it also plays with typical porn-style lesbian fantasies.