Patriarchy

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.

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.

An Unpresidented Act

Lisa Edwards | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Politics
Lisa Edwards

At the time of writing, an estimated 4.7 million people, in 673 cities, across all seven continents marched in protest yesterday. And I was one of the...

A Lesson On Feminism: Courtesy Of The US Election

Kate Delaney | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is when I truly understood intersectionality. It was naively racist of me to be outraged that the election result was down to sexism; it was far more down to racism. So how can I truly be fighting for equality of the sexes, if I do not fight for equality in all other aspects? Bluntly, I cannot.

Bald Men: Another Victim Of The Patriarchy

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Manley Hadley

White men are on top. But not any white men: Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and Bob "Literature" Dylan have one thing in common besides their gender, race and sexuality: they all have hair, or constantly pretend they do.

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...

The Men Are Revolting

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Lorenzo

bmm banner.jpg All Trump had to do to win was to expound a version of brash masculinity that people have been crying out for ever since it suddenly wasn't okay to keep slaves, or rape your wife, or sack someone for being black, or force a trans woman to use a male bathroom.

It's The Patriarchy, Stupid.

Clare O'Neill | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Clare O'Neill

Privilege is a funny thing because you often don't realise you have it until you lose it. I am privileged enough that I never really understood how di...

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.

Patriarchy and Star Wars: The Mother Strikes Back

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Parents
Vanessa Olorenshaw

In Star Wars, mothers rarely get a mention: Padme died in childbirth; and Shmi was brutally killed after losing her son to the Galactic equivalent of boarding school. Yes, Anakin Skywalker was freed from slavery. But his mother wasn't.

The Man Who Has It All

Julian Vigo | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

In recent weeks I have become mildly obsessed with @manwhoasitall on Twitter, billed as "a frazzled working dad with a wife and three kids. He spends ...

Journalist's Sexist Sandwich Tweet Gets Torn Apart On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A guy who shared a "sexist" sandwich tweet to the masses on a day he dubbed #WorldPatriarchyDay has been well and truly done over by the internet. ...

Jed Allen Made a Choice to Kill - This Is a War on Women

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Janet Jordon is not responsible for her own murder or that of her daughter and partner. Jed Allen made a choice to kill his mother and sister. He made this choice within a context of endemic male violence against women and girls. These types of murders are not isolated or tragic. They are simply the extension of patriarchal control over women's bodies and lives.

Young Women in the UK Defy Stereotypes of Political Apathy Through Social Media

Tamara-Jade Kaz | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tamara-Jade Kaz

When you look at the submissions collectively, it becomes a struggle to frame us as 'politically apathetic'. We aren't just a cross in a box - we've got strong beliefs and passion. I honestly think that when it comes to the relationship between young women and our politicians, it really is a case of 'it's not me, it's you' - it's clear we've got the enthusiasm and ideas, so the question is, politicians, what are you going to do about it?

Am I a Joke Feminist?

Jessie Thompson | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessie Thompson

I have strong feminist views simply because I don't understand why, in 2015, when you can do things like print out a spare pair of kidneys, or have your Amazon delivery float through the sky into your lap, women still aren't equal in our society.

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.

Ched Evans and Football's Culture of Denial

Chris Godfrey | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Godfrey

Welcoming Evans back would be detrimental, both to the game and, far more importantly, to the victim of his crime and the 85,000 women who are raped in England and Wales every year.

The Girl Generation: Together To End FGM

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
June Eric-Udorie

Bringing an end to FGM in one generation is now a growing reality. Across Africa, whole communities are standing up and saying no to the practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

What Does It Look Like, This Equality That You Speak Of?

Karen Ingala Smith | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ingala Smith

Gender. You probably want gender equality, don't you? But gender is inequality. Gender is the convenient invention, the way we train women and men to be different, to be unequal. Gender equality is a smokescreen. Gender is a hierarchy. Feminine, masculine, they can never be equal, they are subordination and domination dressed up in frilly pink and crisp blue.

Feminism: Believing in the Power of Vaginas Is Not Something to be Ashamed Of

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
June Eric-Udorie

There is something undeniably wrong with people who feel that they're not feminists but they believe in women's rights. Or they're not feminists but they believe in the strength of women. Or they're not feminists but they believe that women shouldn't be treated like crap by men. Or they're not feminists but they want to feel like their voice matters.

Picture Perfect: Why the Female Selfie is Here to Stay

Anna Brown | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Anna Brown

I'm ashamed to admit that when the trend first started, I too brushed it off as an over-indulgent social media phase that would probably just die out. Thankfully it hasn't - and the selfie is fast becoming one of the most incredible celebrations of women the internet has ever seen.

Women Against Feminism, Privilege and Feminist Activism

Louise Pennington | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Nothing irritates me more than the misappropriation of humanism, which is a centuries old intellectual movement based on rationality and science. The term itself predates feminism by nearly a century so how humanism can be the response to feminism is beyond me.

'Toxic Wars' vs. Conscientious Feminism

Minna Salami | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Minna Salami

The conference was not for but about African heritage women so the white participants had every right to be there. At the same time the systemic exclusion of black women in the west causes deep, legitimate wounds. Nsukka demonstrates how important it is to communicate, and to voice difficult feelings such as anger and hurt, in order to find solutions.

Iran Unveiled at Open City Docs Fest

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabriella Apicella

Iran is seldom out of International news. In my own 34 years, it has become inextricably linked with the names of other countries blighted by war and hardship: Bosnia, Serbia, Rwanda, Ethiopia.

The Terrifying Familiarity of Elliot Rodger

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lindsell

It isn't the conclusion of Elliot Rodger's video that terrifies me - not the 'day of retribution' content, the killing intentions, the insistence that it could all have been averted if one of the 'pretty girls' had slept with him. It isn't the discussion of Alpha Maledom or punishing women or revenge against humanity.