Femininity

How to Build a Supportive Feminine Tribe in the Workplace

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

There is so much we women can offer, we have gifts deeply hidden in ourselves and they just need our willingness to open up to them.

Bringing Out the Feminine Side - It's Not Just About a Women's Wardrobe!

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

Wearing a fabulous dress, having a stunning hair-do and make-up to show off our womanly attributes is part of our creative feminine energy. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Why Burlesque Is Empowering, Not Demeaning, to Women

Zoe Charles | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Charles

Women usually take burlesque classes for one of three reasons: they want to feel cheeky and have fun, they want to improve their body confidence and how they feel about themselves, or they want to become a professional burlesque performer. When asked about their experience of learning and performing burlesque the majority of our students will use the word 'empowering' in their answer.

Top 10 Tips for Surviving Christmas the Feminine Way - Part Two

Claire Brummell | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The four Rs - Rest, Relax, Recharge and Reward! When time gets short, us ladies sometimes decide that to create more of it we will simply stay up later, get up earlier or worse...both!

Top 10 Tips for Surviving Christmas the Feminine Way - Part One

Claire Brummell | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

We know that we women have a tendency to take on a little too much and Christmas often throws another dozen balls into our over-capacity juggling act! So the question is, how do we not just survive the Christmas season...but actually ensure that we ENJOY it?

The Reality of Masculine Masks

Claire Brummell | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

We all know that drag is most commonly associated with describing a man in women's clothing (before I get corrected here, yes I know that it is used the other way around too), but the real drag is a woman who is feminine on the inside and yet putting on a masculine mask.

So What's So Important About Femininity Anyway?

Claire Brummell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

As important as our heels and handbags are (I worship at the altars of Blahnik and Choo whenever I can)...our obsession with gaining 'equality' with the boys is costing us...and while we might be aware of the symptoms...we're oblivious to the cause.

What Does 'Beauty' Mean to Me?

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsay Pattison

Perhaps a deeper issue is that of the female tendency towards insecurity and a sense of embarrassment about taking time to tend to personal appearances. When otherwise confident women get paid a compliment they often send it right back, rejected. "

Weighing Up the Issue

Helen Chandler | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Chandler

Like many women, my attitude to my weight and body shape is fairly complicated. There are many factors influencing it - health, feminism, the desire to be attractive, the desire to eat cake, whether or not I'm about to meet up with someone I haven't seen for a few years - but really it comes down to a constant tension between two polar opposite ethoses.

Lad Culture Is THE Culture

Lauren Hossack | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Hossack

Let's talk about lads. Specifically, lad culture. Call it what you like, dismiss it as a joke, but it doesn't hide the fact that it's just plain misogyny and sexism, with stereotypical, age-old notions of masculinity at the core.

Objectifying Women: Why Cameron Diaz Is Wrong

Mary_McGill | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mary_McGill

Being objectified is not a compliment. No one ever changed the world because they learned to walk in heels that require a pilot's licence. Jumping up and down to participate in your own objectivation is generally not a good look.

Feminism is Dead, Long Live Femininity

Anne Loyd | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Loyd

I am now one of many women who have their own business, can vote and freely express an opinion. Historically there was a lot to fight for, by why now in 2012 do women in the West still feel the need to fight for the things we want?

Feminism Isn't Dead - It's Just Changing

Louisa Daniels | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

Clearly, biologically women's bodies have an obvious function: baby-making. Throughout history this baby-making facility of the female anatomy has become entwined with the nurturing of the whole family, and feminists (men and women) fought for a woman's right to have a career, if they so chose to have one.

Body-Hair Backlash: Why Women Need to Pick Their Battles Wisely

Tamsin Crimmens | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Crimmens

Is a debate about the rights and wrongs of hair-removal in danger of alienating a new generation of women who don't relate to the old bra-burning feminist stereotypes?

Why a Woman's Femininity is Her Strength

Belinda Parmar | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

Recently I was lucky enough to talk to Lee Epting, Content Services Director at Vodafone. But how has she felt working as a woman in a man's world? Does she feel - like many women I've spoken to - that she has to sacrifice femininity in order to achieve strength in the workplace? At the end of the day, does Lee have to put on a 'man suit' and play by men's rules?

Little Miss Know Your Place - Are You a Miss, a Ms or a Mrs?

Jessica Bower | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Bower

Within British culture, being designated 'the missus' carries significantly less glamorous and dignified connotations than 'Madame'. The anodyne and slightly self-conscious 'Ms' is hardly more appealing, although it does at least attempt to define women independent of their marital status.

The Feminine Charade - Releasing the Inner Tomboy

Amelia Brightside | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Amelia Brightside

It was a scene the teenage me would have had in a nightmare; my boyfriend sprawled out on the sofa watching football, me frantically juggling crushing garlic in the kitchen behind him simultaneously timing a roasting butternut squash and cleaning tomato juice off the printed recipe page.