Feminist

The World Needs Angry Mothers

J.J. Barnes | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

all women everywhere Now I'm not just an angry woman, I'm an angry mother and an angry feminist, and I have to assume that anyone who isn't angry simply doesn't know the truth, because how can anybody good, anybody who cares about other people, not be angry?

The Young Brown Girl In The Headscarf

Zobia Shahid | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zobia Shahid

all women everywhere I am not an assortment of labels, or boxes, or tags. The stereotypes that you attach to me, consciously or subconsciously, the person you assume me to be simply upon seeing me, is more reflective of who you are, than who I am.

Love Your Curves?

Gemma Commane | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Style
Gemma Commane

The models were not duped or forced to be depicted as skinny, nor are young women mindless consumers. We can and should express concern for things we see in the media or consumer culture, but if we look at how women's bodies are always up for public scrutiny, then what does that say about culture, about patriarchy, about privilege?

We're Not Groupies! - It's Time To Take Women In Music Seriously

Tracey Wise | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tracey Wise

The Safe Gigs for Women team emerged from December, very tired, disheveled but feeling positive after four weeks working around the country, speaking ...

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 09: Relationships

Elena Guthrie | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

Did things end well? Or not so well, and you explain the animosity by declaring that they were 'out of their mind', 'crazy' or 'unhinged'? This kind of language is harmful and enormously disrespectful of people with mental health problems, so we wouldn't normally use it - but here it's important to use those labels.

Body Shaming Vs Censorship: The Problem With Protein World's Khloe Kardashian Advert

Anna Tippett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

However, should we as a society be concerned about the implications of this? Do such adverts really contribute to a culture of body shaming which places unrealistic expectations on young women and girls? And, if such adverts are to be removed or censored, where do we draw the line?

Why Men Use 'Daddy Issues' To Assassinate Our Characters

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

What does 'daddy issues' mean? It goes back to Freudian phycology which states that our parents are a pivotal influence in our lives. According to Sigmund Freud, we chose partners that resemble our parents because they are the very first interaction we had in the world with the opposing sex.

Playboy Reversing Nudity Ban Because 'Naked Is Normal' Is Hijacking The Feminist Message

Katie Gatens | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Gatens

Woah there - what happened? Cooper Hefner, son of Hugh and chief creative officer (since last October, after the ban was implemented) has decided he respects women so much, he wants to put naked women back in Playboy to celebrate the female body.

Am I A Feminist?

Sophie Farrow | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Farrow

Do I burn my bras? Nah! Do I go out walking the streets for equal pay for men and women in the work place? Nope! But not through not wanting to, from life swallowing me up. But do I have a voice when I am standing up for what I believe in? Hell, yes, I do!

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 08: Mental Health

Elena Guthrie | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

We all have mental health and keeping well is a challenge. Many of the people closest to us have battles with theirs that we could never even imagine, but being an ally when we are able to, can help stop those feelings of darkness in others. We are so often much stronger than we think we are.

We Must Educate Our Children On Why We March

Helen Bryce | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Helen Bryce

This got me thinking. Perhaps this sounds radical, but how much feminism do we teach in schools? How much support and guidance is given to teachers on managing unconscious bias and teaching gender equality?

The Badass Woman's Manifesto

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

They say the best way to get to know someone is to find out about their weaknesses. Declare your flaws, own them. Accept yourself in all your grandeur. We have given birth to the earth. Your strength is a tower compared to your weaknesses, so stand tall. You are indestructible and there is nothing that you cannot recover from.

Goodbye Princess Leia, Original Badass And Feminist Icon

Jay McCarthy | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

The loss of Carrie Fisher, aged just 60, is a seminal moment in history for those of us who grew up with her Star Wars alter-ego. For me, as a little girl in the seventies, she was part of the holy trinity of badass female icons: Princess Leia, Wonder Woman and Miss Piggy.

Whistle While You Work? The Changing Portrayals Of Working Women In Disney

Professor Mark Learmonth | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Professor Mark Learmonth

From Snow White washing the dishes to a bunny rabbit police officer in Zootopia, Disney's films and animations have portrayed many memorable working f...

How Twitter Has Made Me A Half Decent Feminist

Ben Moore | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Moore

I don't think I was ever not basically a feminist. The femands (that was a genuine typo but I'm keeping it in) have never seemed unreasonable to me. I do think the extent to which I felt involved and the degree to which I appreciated the problem have both changed for the better this year, and these changes have much to do with twitter.

One Dress

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity.   In reality...

Mum Puts Inspiring Feminist Notes In Her Daughter's Lunchbox Every Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents

Most children open their lunch box to find some cling-filmed sandwiches and a packet of crisps, but not Holden Elderkin. The 9-year-old looks forward...

Bono Has Inspired Me

Emma Critchley | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Critchley

"What are you talking about?" I meant to sound concerned but instead I sounded exasperated. Mr C stood up and walked towards me. He grabbed my hands and clasped them to him. He was clearly starting a midlife crisis early.

Women And The Motherhood Complex

Jennie Watkin | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jennie Watkin

Now, I wish to take a step back for a moment. You may be thinking it is strange for me to say 'mothers from day one', but it is true. If you look at the toys advertised for girls even today - what do we have? Garish amounts of playthings that are designed to ingrain a want in young girls to be perfect little wives and moulded into aspiring little mummies when they grow up.

Women Will Always Be Society's Biggest Losers

Emma Critchley | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Emma Critchley

I am at a loss. The Evans court case has filled me with such unease. Mostly, I am worried that this will put other women off from reporting their rape cases. Who on earth would want to put their past sex life up to such intense scrutiny? It just feels so wrong, on so many levels that I can't get my head round it all.

Beating About The Bush: 10 Reasons Why Women Need To Shave

Kate Menear | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Kate Menear

Ask any number of women and they might tell you that they shave their bodies for a number of phony reasons such as "societal pressure", it being generally stereotyped as "more feminine" and "attractive", or because it is "the norm". But there are much darker, much more serious reasons, why unshaven women are a danger to public health.

The Problem I Have With Today's Concept of Feminism

Tasha Okeke | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

I'm all for female liberation and female empowerment, but sometimes I feel like some women in the western world take the cake by slapping feminism onto anything they do that doesn't promote the actual definition of feminism which is promoting equality between the sexes.

The Premature Heralding of a Feminist Hero.

Emily Robb | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Emily Robb

For me, Theresa May becoming Prime Minister is no clear sign of a new epoch of feminist history. That a woman will be head of state is undeniably a marker of our society being a great deal more egalitarian than it once was, and the effect that this will have on the generation growing up currently fills me with hope and confidence.

Domestic Feminist

Emma Critchley | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Critchley

When I was working long hours and running from work to childminder I might have had my rose-tinted glasses on and I may have assumed that staying-at-home was the easy option. It really isn't. It can be tiring, mundane, frustrating and boring.

12 Steps to Creating the Perfect Feminist Wedding

Emma Critchley | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Critchley

Who says you have to wait for the man to propose, get down on that knee and ask your fella. Perhaps even present him with a ring. However, if your man is a bit of a cave man and surprises you (how dare he) with an engagement ring then you graciously accept.