Tag: culture

Book Review: Slutever (Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World)

OK, first of all, it seems (unfortunately) we’re not quite ‘post-shame’ yet, because when I asked my dad to enquire about this paperback he returned empty handed claiming he was reluctant to say the word ‘slut’ out loud at Waterstone’s. Perhaps if enough of us read this semi-autobiographical compendium of sex anecdotes, one day we’ll […]

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Close ties: An Interview with Shibari Rope Bondage Model Sophia Mindus

Sophia Mindus’s Instagram feed is a glorious eye-gasm in celebration of the female form. The majority of the posts which you can admire here are of her tied up and sometimes suspended, because she practices the Japanese art of Shibari rope bondage. The simplicity of the shapes her body creates when tied in rope are satisfying on […]

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Female Artists: Sophie Ashby’s Interior Design

In a series of articles Linsey will give our readers a glimpse into the world of interior design by reviewing the work of the women behind this artistic discipline. As an interior designer herself (muchmore design) and with big aspirations for the future she reflects on these inspirational women and their distinctive style in a competitive market. Career-wise I […]

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Free the Nipple: What It’s Given Us & Where We Go From Here

Free the Nipple is an independent film directed by actress turned activist Lina Esco. Set in New York City, it stars Esco and New York native Lola Kirke as the instigators of nation-wide publicity stunts involving topless women and aimed at highlighting the double standards concerning male versus female nudity as well as integrating the sight of the female breast into the mainstream.

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Viv Albertine

Viv Albertine’s ‘Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys’

Viv Albertine, the progressive, punk icon: “There was no one I could identify with. No girls played electric guitar. Especially not ordinary girls like me.”

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’

In our latest book review, we’re casting a critical eye over Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s latest offering in light of her recent controversial comments.

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Hidden Figures

‘Hidden Figures’ Lands in the UK, But Is It Any Good?

Major awards contender ‘Hidden Figures’ is finally ready for its UK release, but how does it stack up as an intersectional, feminist movie?

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Rey: Feminist Heroine or Mary Sue?

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Rey: Feminist Heroine or Mary Sue?

Episode VII deliberately breaks the ‘damsel in distress’ trope with it’s plucky protagonist, Rey. But is she a victim of her own success?

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