By incorporating debates regarding pornography, victim shaming, and obsession, alongside a cast of sexually-frustrated male perverts, Broadchurch conjures a claustrophobic realm of masculine entitlement, in which rape is not merely an individual condition but a crisis of masculinity.
I'm proud to be part of a show that won't be content to give unproblematic accounts of being a woman in a patriarchal society; if it falls to a fantasy show to portray the reality of domestic and sexual violence, so be it. From this starting point, I wanted to get more actively involved, to go out and hear these stories personally, and to see the work that's being done to bring about change. I decided to team up with Women for Women International, the charity which helps women survivors of conflict, and travel to one of the places where they focus their efforts; Rwanda.
There's a reason I stopped watching Game of Thrones. It wasn't because of the violence or the sex which some might perceive as gratuitous. It wasn't because there aren't any morals or lessons to be learned from the story being portrayed. But I did have an issue with the treatment of women in the series.
As I read recently, kindness is sexy, it's good for us, it makes us feel happy and valued. Positive action starts with small individual deeds that accumulate over time and become a movement... a movement toward a more equal society where kindness anchors our feet to the ground while giving us the momentum to keep chipping away together. With my voice, I hope the feminist mind set my family instilled in me becomes the new normal, and boys and girls are raised to know they are equal.
For years now, Dinklage has managed to maintain his enviable position of being the single best reason to watch Game of Thrones. The idea of him piloting the TARDIS fills me with nothing but joy, even though I'm a sufficiently die-hard fan to approach any change in my beloved show with a mixture of suspicion and fear.
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik Part of the prestigious Adriatic Luxury Hotels group, the Excelsior takes a prime position on the seafront, a short stroll f...
OK stop. Before you read this article, please go onto Spotify and find Olafur Arnaulds. He has an album, This is Winter. Press play and continue. The perfect soundtrack to picture magical Iceland. Elves stories aside, the wonder of this island is undeniable.
Every other child I know is getting up later because it's dark in the morning and despite the pitch black surroundings in his room, Joseph begins to get up earlier and earlier and my language starts to get worse and worse.
2016 has been a dark year for music. We've lost David Bowie, Frank Sinatra's son, Frank, and the artist formerly known as alive, Prince. But God doesn't murder a rockstar without opening a window, and this summer I stepped into the musical void for BBC Get Playing.
The talented young people below need little introduction, so I will get right to it. This is a list of my top 5 young, up-and-coming actors & actresse...
Game of Thrones, in case you didn't know it, is one of the biggest shows in the world and has helped turn actors like Emilia Clarke and Natalie Dormer into global stars. However, it may face stiff competition from Dawn. I spoke to model-turned-actress Fola Evans-Akingbola about both shows.
In truth, they are everywhere, organising in all the corners of this world, with no other urge but to clip their cloth and colour their skin so they might mimic the superheroes they worship, as if they were real and living personages
Imagine your perfect festival. Sunshine. Great music. Party atmosphere. Relaxation even...
Running can be hugely rewarding both mentally and physically, but getting started and sticking with it is hard. We were always coming at the project as reluctant runners, who hadn't yet found the compelling reason to hit the streets.
Before acting Kit Harrington was an electrician working on the set of Game of Thrones who stumbled across a piece of armor, carelessly cast aside by an fatigued supporting artist. During an extended lunch break he tried on the uniform as a whim to appease the other electricians.
Wow! It's hard to believe another couple of weeks have gone by since my last post! I can't believe we are in April already, does anyone else feel like this year is just disappearing? I've had the best couple of weeks! I've been overseas, had my hair and makeup done professionally 6 separate times and done more exercise than I can even comprehend, so it's no surprise I'm writing this exhausted from bed...