Tag: woman

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

  “Don’t subject me to your shame about my body.” Free the Nipple (2014)   The Film 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 […]

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A Career In The… Pharmaceutical Industry

I actually find being a female in the pharmaceutical industry highly refreshing compared to my past experiences in the IT Consultancy sector and banking world. Some of the most senior leaders in both our sector and company are female, role models which are hugely influential and inspiring to me.

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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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Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’

The fact that I have read ‘Lean In’ by Sheryl Sandberg twice already is a testament to what a great read it is, and I will admit that there is a high likelihood that I will read it a third time in the next few years.

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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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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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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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