Third Wave Feminism

Feminism That Doesn't Challenge Male Entitlement Isn't Feminism

Caitlin Roper | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK
Caitlin Roper

The women's liberation movement is the one place that is ours, the one place where we can centre the interests of women, and we must be bold and unflinching as we challenge male entitlement to women's bodies. If men like our feminism and if it gives them erections, we're doing it wrong.

Facebook Is No Place for Sophisticated Debate

Jack Harvey | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Harvey

Another 'feminism'-inspired social media debate is brewing at my university and, once again, you'll find me with my head in my hands. I didn't participate in the previous debate and I don't plan to change my ways in the new one. It's quite likely that this week's new debate will resemble last term's debate, in both nature and in quality.

'Masculinity Defines Men, Rather Than the Reverse' - Why the 'Masculinity' Debate Is So Important

Natalie Gyte | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Gyte

The truth is that men, through socially defined 'masculinity', have always enjoyed a privileged relationship with social and economic power. Through history, the idea of 'manhood' has been centred in physical strength, toughness, earning, providing, and dominating, creating a paradigm in which we have been collectively socialised to the idea of 'masculinity' within every faculty of our psyche.

The Masters Tools Will Never Dismantle the Masters House: Thatcher's Legacy on Power, Leadership and Feminism

Natalie Gyte | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Gyte

David Cameron remarked that Thatcher had "smashed through the glass ceiling" - she did, but not for women, simply for herself. She did not open the door for other women behind her; rather, she smashed the glass and replaced it with barbed wire fencing. She reinforced a system that does not allow for female leadership unless it acquiesces to patriarchal modes.

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.

BLOG: "Why I Won't Support One Billion Rising"

Natalie Gyte | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Gyte

The primary problem with One Billion Rising is its refusal to name the root cause of women's inequality; its outright refusal to point the finger at a patriarchal system which cultivates masculinity and which uses the control and subjugation of women's bodies as an outlet for that machoism.

HuffPost UK's Feminism Debate: Addendum

Elizabeth Mizon | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Mizon

I have never marched, shouted, or held a placard in the name of feminism, but that's not to say I would rule it out; rather, I prefer to read, write, laugh, discuss and debate in the name of feminism.

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?

Netmums Should Take Take Responsibility for Their Role in Their Perpetuation of 'Patriarchy 2.0'

Natalie Gyte | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Gyte

A recent survey conducted by Netmums has done the rounds on the internet this week, as a resounding rejection of feminism and its values. A collective sigh went around the Women's Resource Centre offices as we read that the conclusions of the survey cited feminism as being 'divisive' and 'aggressive'.

Abbott Blames 1980's Feminism For Weakening The Family

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

Feminist attitudes in the 1980s which had an ambivalence towards talking about the family as it was seen as a "site of oppression" were a mistake, Lab...