Tag: Gender

The Pregnancy Diaries: Part Two

PREGNANCY: WEEKS FOURTEEN TO TWENTY-FOUR I’m a feminist but… I’m a feminist but (#theguiltyfeminist) I’m quite enjoying the fact that people (mostly men) want to lift, move, get and do stuff for me because I’m pregnant. And even though I’m perfectly capable of lifting, moving, getting and doing, I’m accepting all offers because I believe […]

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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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Cold snap: 6 women designers to warm up your winter wardrobe

December is upon us. That means the sunset-orange glory of Autumn is over for another year. Trees which once resembled Beyonce in mustard yellow Roberto Cavalli now look more like the child-catcher in his ragged black tailcoat. Gone are the outfits where your scarf’s function was 93% aesthetic; layers are now essential. You probably fall […]

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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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Lynn Hill’s ‘Climbing Free – My Life In The Vertical World’

Lynn is the perfect example of a woman shattering the gender barrier, in one of the most incredible stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

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How Powerful Is The Female Role Model In STEM?

The number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is static or dwindling, depending on which set of statistics you look at. But why is this?

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Computer Science: A Man’s World In 2032?

  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 […]

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