Tag: Women

‘Girls’ Season 6: Lena Dunham’s Swan Song

I’ll always remember the disappointment of realising I had run out of Jane Austen’s novels to read. It felt as if an important friendship had ended. That I had lost the voice of someone trusted. I have the same feeling about HBO’s Girls – written and performed by showrunner and all-round infamous woman Lena Dunham. Because when Season […]

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6 Signs You Are Not Supporting Your Female Colleagues

6 Signs You Are Not Supporting Your Female Colleagues

  “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 […]

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5 Celebrations of Female Friendship You Need to Be Watching

  The “bromance” movie may have had its heyday, but look anywhere in the media and you’re still far more likely to see depictions of male friendship and bonding than you are women. In fact, when it comes to women, you’re most likely to see them being pitted against each other: who’s more desirable? Who is, […]

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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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Why ‘The Hunger Games’ Is So Revolutionary To The Role of Women In Film

I was captured by the suspense-driven plot from the beginning and I was not alone in the love of this franchise. Catching Fire: Part II, the final instalment of The Hunger Games series, has had the 4th biggest box office weekend opening in history. As the final film approaches us this month I wanted to reflect […]

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