Tag: woman

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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Wonder Woman

5 Reasons Why Wonder Woman Is The Heroine We’ve Been Waiting For

Wonder Woman’s earned just under $150 million and has been hailed by critics as DC’s saviour… Jenkins has been wanting to do this film since she was in talks with Warner Brothers about it in 2005. So, why is Wonder Woman the heroine we’ve been waiting for?

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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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Your Career As A… Manager In The Pharmaceutical Industry

I got thrown into a world of science surrounded by ex- health care professionals who find bio-chem master’s textbooks light reading. I’m from a world of literature and art, business and languages, theatre, and having to conqueror my insecurities of being average at science amongst such intimidating people was a huge mountain to climb.

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Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca"

Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca”

With its haunting exploration of societal expectation and idealised womanhood, Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ is still as relevant today as it was in 1938.

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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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