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 […]
Tag: Gender Politics
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.”
Major awards contender ‘Hidden Figures’ is finally ready for its UK release, but how does it stack up as an intersectional, feminist movie?
The number of women working in tech is just 30%, but it wasn’t always this low. In fact, women were – and still are – instrumental in shaping the industry.
“It’s a dirty little secret among women that we don’t support one another.” – Susan Shapiro Barash Despite still being in the early stages of my career at the age of 27, I can recall many times when I have felt unsupported by women in the workplace. Whether it was the instant judgement from […]
You may be wondering why should you – or any of us – care about women in the computing industry. And the answer is simply because it is essential to us as a society and the wider global economy. Gender diversity has an immediate impact on the success of technological development, which Nora Denze demonstrated with […]
Episode VII deliberately breaks the ‘damsel in distress’ trope with it’s plucky protagonist, Rey. But is she a victim of her own success?