Second Wave Feminism

In Defence of the F-Word

Emily Robb | Posted 19.05.2017 | 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.

Absent Protests

Rose Gibbs | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rose Gibbs

Allen Jones' work doesn't really offer us any thing new and further still it rides on the back of the exploitation of women to his benefit. Even more depressingly he seems to have learnt nothing in the past 40 years: his empathetic faculties seem to fail him, as do his technical abilities.

The Lifestyle Possibilities of the Pill

Sarah Byrne | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Byrne

How about women decide for ourselves what risks are acceptable to us - after we've been given all the relevant information and medical advice, of course - and how many (if any) periods we want to have and when we want to have them. Periods aren't really a curse. But they are a choice.

Here's What Bell Hooks Got Wrong About Beyoncé Being an Anti-Feminist Terrorist

Lauren Davidson | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Davidson

It's not a brand of feminism that speaks to or works for everyone, but Beyoncé's form of feminist liberation is to be a strong, sexual woman -- and to be utterly confident in it.

Let's Start Again and Call It Reality Feminism

Judi Sutherland | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judi Sutherland

Whether we like it or not, certain clothing attracts attention. Women may indeed be signalling that they are interested in sex, but only with the men they choose. The problem is that clothing is not a directional signal - it sends out its messages to all men, who form their views of women accordingly.

Fifty Years on From 'The Feminine Mystique', Now Childless Working Women Ask, 'Is This All?'

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

For those experiencing feminism's unintended consequences - childless, working women of my generation who, just like Friedan's housewives, are wondering if there's 'something more' - it can feel like the pendulum swung too far the other way.

How Wrong You Are Carla, We DO Need Feminism!

Natalie Letch | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Letch

Perhaps Carla Bruni can be seen as the epitome of the successful young modern women, or should I say fortunate woman who can has full access to childcare, an indisposable income, a choice of different homes and the luxury of not having to work.

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?

Capturing The Struggle: Striking Images Of Women's Push For Liberation

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse and Cosima Ungaro | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Pictures of suffragettes struggling with police and of 60's campaigners brandishing their bras are among the most iconic images of women's liberation ...