On the Importance of Voting

Tom Bailey | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Bailey

This Thursday, on the 23rd of June, millions of people will be going to polling stations throughout the UK in order to cast their vote. The people of the UK will be deciding whether we should remain or leave the European Union, a decision that will have a drastic influence over the future of our country. It will affect every one of our lives, and it will determine the role the United Kingdom plays in the world for decades to come.

Why the Suffragette Movie Has Succeeded

Millie Morris | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Millie Morris

Suffragette creates and continues a dialogue; it places the recognition of oppression in a modern context; it encourages us to re-evaluate situations of inequality. In Maud's simple closing words of the film: 'Lead on'.

Why the Suffragette Movie Has Failed

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I don't think women are being roused to stand up against oppression at all. The film ends by saying, well look what a good place we are in now compared to countries like Saudi Arabia, look how far we've come. Thank God those women did what they did so we could have the vote today. This is not good enough.

Why We Should be Talking about Equality for All

Kate Thompson | Posted 27.10.2016 | 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.

Hello Sweet Art: Fighting for Our Right to Be Remembered

Jessie Thompson | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

This film is moving and empowering beyond words and afterwards I had a little cry in the toilet. These are our foremothers and finally their story is being told on the same scale as all the other men who have changed history (because they were allowed to). Every human needs to watch this.

If She Can See It, She Can Be It: The Value of Sharing Women's Stories

Kate Kinninmont | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Kinninmont

Mainstream cinema has an incredible power to influence, particularly in young people's formative years. With a close, emotional connection to the characters on our screens, girls often learn about femininity through these constructed portrayals of womanhood. The media industry, therefore, has a crucial responsibility to provide a range of truthful depictions of women.

These Anti-Suffragette Posters Are Not A Joke!

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

'Suffragette' goes on release today, the first feature film to tell the story of the ordinary British women at the turn of the last century who risked...

Carey Mulligan Stuns In Chanel At Suffragette Premiere

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Style

British silver screen stars were out in full force on Wednesday 7 October for the premiere of new film Suffragette. Taking to the red carpet at Lon...

Here's What The 'Suffragette' Stars Made Of The London Premiere Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

The cast of ‘Suffragette’ have praised protesters who demonstrated at the movie’s London Film Festival premiere on Wednesday night, commending t...

Suffragette Stars React To Sisters Uncut Red Carpet Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

Feminist protesters hit the red carpet Wednesday alongside stars of the film Suffragette at the opening night of the BFI London Film Festival. Scen...

Meryl Streep: Rebel, Humanist, Camel

Sophie Duker | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Sophie Duker

Last week, while promoting new film Suffragette, Time Out asked the First Lady of Fabulous the seemingly superfluous question 'u a feminist, bae?'... Streep responded with this curveball: "I am a humanist. I aim for a nice easy balance."

The Time Is Now: The 59th BFI London Film Festival

Tom Linay | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

I can barely hide my glee, the 59th BFI London Film Festival opened last night with the rousing, vital Suffragette and it kicked off 12 jam-packed days of some of the most exciting new films filling London's cinemas.

The 12 Must-Sees At The London Film Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

After 59 years, the BFI London Film Festival has earned itself a spot, alongside Toronto, Cannes and Sundance as one of the world's most fertile soils...

Winston Versus the Women

Sarah Gristwood | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Gristwood

The film Suffragette opening later in October has a Who's Who of a cast list. Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst; Helena Bonham Carter; and Carey Mulligan as the foot soldier at the heart of the story. Buried a long way down the list (above the uncredited Jujitsu Lady and Lower Class Boy, but below Epsom Groundsman and Mrs Pankhurst's bodyguard) comes Ray Burnet as 'Churchill, Cabinet Minister'. Winston Churchill, that would be...

A 30th Birthday Wish for Film in All Its Formats

Liz Bales | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Liz Bales

The 16th September 1985 was a landmark moment for British film fans. Thirty years ago today, film went on sale on our high streets for the first ti...

Suffragette To Open This Year's London Film Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

This year's London Film Festival will be launched with the European premiere of 'Suffragette', starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl St...

'Suffragette' Trailer Revealed To Support #VotingMatters Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

The first trailer for the upcoming film ‘Suffragette’ has been released in a timely-fashion, just weeks ahead of the UK general election. ‘S...

Stars Turn Out For Women's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday, Pathé is proud to release this portrait of the women behind 'Suffragette', the first feature film...

Bishops and Pawns, Keiretsu Style

Niamh Corbett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Niamh Corbett

The Church of England once used to be described as the Conservative party at prayer. It's been a week where both institutions have made welcome strides towards equality, whether long overdue or not. Elizabeth and Emmeline would be proud.

Why Robin Thicke Has Blurred My Lines

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlie O'Brien

As a woman I don't think I'm supposed to like the lyrics to Blurred Lines. I definitely don't think I'm supposed to like the video. I'm talking about the banned version where all three girls are naked and basically submissive throughout. (It's very easy to find on the internet by the way). OK, let's get down to it...

The History of Being a Lady

Sara Sheridan | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Sheridan

Some matters are simply contentious. Sometimes you're never going to get it right. The politics of the Middle East, for example. Whether Scotland should or shouldn't become independent in 2014. Oh, and whether the term 'lady' is outmoded and derogatory or exactly what most women aspire to.

Voting Matters

Peter Barratt | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Barratt

In election day in East Northamptonshire I will think of my great-grandmother and remember my mother's recollection of her granny Alice saying to her, "you must use your vote, we suffered for it". Words from many years ago but still true today.

Suffragette's Letter Urging Universities To Accept Women Is Unearthed

PA | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A suffragette's letter calling for women to be allowed to study medicine at university has been discovered by researchers. The University of St And...