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.
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.”
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.
Major awards contender ‘Hidden Figures’ is finally ready for its UK release, but how does it stack up as an intersectional, feminist movie?
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 […]
“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 […]
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, […]
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?
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 […]