Feminist

Can a Feminist Get Married?

Emma Critchley | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Critchley

I am married but I am not controlled by my husband and lo and behold if he ever tried. Yes, I am a stay-at-home mum but Mr C also appreciates that I juggle this with my writing work. Therefore, we share housework, cooking and when it comes to the ironing....I don't touch it! Mr C does it all.

In Defence of the F-Word

Emily Robb | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Robb

One morning last year, my year 13 form tutor told us she wasn't a feminist. Silence descended. Noticing the distinct lack of approving nods and the much more emphatic shiftiness and thumb-twiddling before her, our teacher hastily added "but obviously I believe in gender equality." She couldn't have paid us to keep quiet.

From Fear to Fury - Feminism and Rock'n' Roll

Ros Cairney | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ros Cairney

We formed deux furieuses in 2013 because we were angry on a personal level, on a career level and on a wider political level. We decided to self finance and release an album of songs about the things in the world which really angered us as we were not hearing this from other musicians at the time and the music itself did not seem enough anymore.

Why I Love Glasgow: Anti-Rape Protest at George Square

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

I could probably list a hundred reasons why I love Glasgow, with everything from the culture, music, architecture, nightlife, and countless restaurants, to buskers and bagpipers on Buchanan Street, the Clyde, the Duke of Wellington with his ever-stylish traffic cone hat, and, of course, the people of Glasgow themselves.

I Bet Emmeline Pankhurst Was a Pain in the A*se as a Child (And the Truth About Having a Strong-Willed Daughter) ...

Jodie Hardwick | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents
Jodie Hardwick

I imagine a young Emmeline Pankhurst's Mum despaired over her tiny daughter's strong-willed determination at everything. I wonder if some days she wondered if she could handle another debate over the simplest of things. I wonder if there were days when she considered trying to get Emmeline to just being so opinionated.

Being an Angry Feminist

Charlotte Chorley | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Chorley

I want the world to be a better place for my children, and their friends, to grow up. And I'm angry that, right now, I've lost faith in my generation to make that happen.My anger is valid and it is justified, and next time someone asks me if I'm angry, I'll have something to reply with: "Yes I am angry. And why aren't you?"

I Owe Too Much to Feminism to Call Myself a Male Feminist

Sergio Cortes Allsopp | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sergio Cortes Allsopp

Take in the experiences of all those who identify as women. Reflect on the ways that men perpetuate gender imbalances. If a female feminist friend labels you an ally or indeed a feminist, then I am not in any position to dispute that. I just won't be calling myself one any time soon.

Why We Should be Talking about Equality for All

Kate Thompson | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

What warms my heart is that we now live in a world where not only is this being discussed openly in the media but there are many of us who are understanding, non-judgemental and supportive of all human beings whatever their gender, race or sexuality.

Feminism: A Work in Progress

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Perhaps it was a weird Venus and Mars alignment, but in the last few days, expected and unexpected happenings have brought feminism into sharp focus. ...

Do My Feminist Politics Annoy You? Twitter, Trolls and Tidying Up Your Timeline

Kate Menear | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Menear

When I write film reviews, lovely geeky nerds discuss my ideas, adding their own opinions to the thread and we have a lovely old time. When I post articles about food, or recipes and even veganism, the internet respectfully disagrees with my personal hatred of tofu and we all have a lovely old time.

I Am Here Project: Finding the Female Voice

Fran Hayden | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Women are consistently told how they should portray themselves. We are told to be thinner, to be whiter, to be more feminine, we are told that we are wrong and that we should rid ourselves of undesirable attributes. But what if we don't want to be carbon copies of one another?

Feminism: A Dirty Word? Only in the Eyes of a Dirty Society

Liam Sheasby | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Sheasby

Why is it that Feminism is a word with negative connotations? If you ask the British public whether they are in favour of equality the vast majority will say yes, they definitely are. They will rightly argue that we fought for it in the past and we pursue it in the present for ourselves and future generations. Now ask them if they are a feminist...

I'm A Feminist But Here's Why I Don't Agree With the New #NoThighGap Movement

Ellen Nguyen | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Nguyen

Don't get me wrong. I do understand this movement is well-intended and I love the positive message but here's why I don't agree with it: It's not well-thought and rather insensitive. Especially the hashtag #NoThighGap.

Is Chivalry Incompatible With Feminism?

Amelia Amin | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amelia Amin

Is it fair that men still have to abide by the age-old practice of demonstrating their commitment, and self-worth, through picking up the bill on a first date? Surely this dated etiquette is just sexism of the highest order.

The Day I Met Caitlin Moran

Sarah Powell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Powell

There was only one thing to do: shout all my questions at Caitlin like a madwoman and hope that she would save me. Save me and like me.

My Lingerie Is Feminist Because a Feminist Is Wearing It

Lea Emery | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Lea Emery

Neon Moon's body-positive, un-photoshopped ads are great. I love them. But we need to stop throwing around the word 'feminist' as some sort of watered-down synonym for 'good-for-women-in-some-way-ish'. And we really need to think before slap it on products.

Terry Crews Has Some Perfect Advice For Men Who Aren't Feminists

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Terry Crews has spoken out against "hyper-masculinity", offering men a piece of advice if they want to be feminists: you hav...

Challenging the F-word: Don't Ask For Permission to be Equal

Torie Chilcott | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Torie Chilcott

For the next generation of millennials, calling yourself a feminist is just not enough to push change forward, it's about how we effect change. We need to woman up, take the lead from Sheryl Sandberg and actively lean in in the workplace and find our voice.

It's Not About India's Daughter - It's About India's Sons

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Laxmi Hariharan

Has my birth country become such a merciless society where most men don't acknowledge the existence of women, or if they do its only as an object to be bullied, groped, raped, beaten, tortured and killed?

A Letter to My 18 Month Old on Women's Day

Zubin Madon | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

Do not shackle yourself to gender centric paradigms of a hypocritical society; do not scuttle your dreams for ascendancy of your "natural role" (for want of a better euphemism) as a mother or a wife.

Feminism 101: A Guide to Women's Rights for Dudes

Pascale Day | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Pascale Day

International Women's Day is my favourite day of the year, because it's a special occasion where we get to celebrate how fucking cool it is to be a woman. I personally do this everyday in my head anyway; a mini-me dancing ethereally within the confines of my mind to a Beyonce mixtape.

No, You Don't Get to Decide What Offends Who

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

It seems we live in a climate where those being oppressed cannot even decide what amounts to oppression against them. We must wait to be told by someone from the oppressing class. That is convenient for the oppressing class, but an odd concept otherwise.

Why Are There More Religious Women Than There Are Religious Men?

George P. Simmonds | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
George P. Simmonds

A recent poll undertaken by Professor David Voas has exposed a rather formidable gender gap in Britain's approach to religion. When asked their opinion on God, only 34% of women responded with atheist or agnostic claims, a figure dwarfed by the 54% of men who agreed with them.

'Leaning In' or the New Feminist Tsunami

Dr Sam Collins | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sam Collins

The Global Gender Gap Report ranks Britain 26th, its lowest overall score for equality since 2008; with the U.S. not much further ahead at 20th... Where is the gender leadership from these so-called leaders of the free world?

Feminism and Pubic Hair: Don't Purge the Verge

George P. Simmonds | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George P. Simmonds

I'd like to see women wear their fur like a medal of honour, a dark and tangled mess that symbolises the years she's had and the experiences she got out of them. Womanhood is glorious, it's natural, and it's very hairy.