Posts Tagged ‘ feminism ’

The Best Era To Be Female?

Jul 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

The title of a recent Guardian article caught my eye. “Tireless campaigning means this is the best era to be female in modern times,” says Ellie Mae Hagan. I was pleasantly surprised to read an astute piece on the state of the women’s rights movement today, topped with the positive slant of progress.

Getting Pretty Reckless

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Music

Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless invites us to look inside her view of the world in the bands latest music video for the song Messed up World (F’d up World). It’s a world where women are exploited to sell records, as well as everything else.

Sexism In Advertising

May 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured, The Small Screen

Sex sells, but sometimes a company decides that they need a less sexual campaign and a more sexist one to sell a product.

Against feminist orthodoxy: why sex positivity is sex critical

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Sex Talk, This and That

After the many fragmentations and horrid situations that happened due to the so-called sex wars of the 1980s, the internet has made it so many of us share spaces again. Nowadays, we are more likely to see it phrased as ‘sex positive’ feminism versus ‘sex negative/critical’ feminism.

Breastity Belt

Mar 7th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I want to talk about a subject that is, very literally, close to my heart. My name is Esmé and I’ve been wearing bras for about 7 or 8 years now. This means that I’ve put on and taken off my own bra upwards of 2000 times, plus other people’s a good few more.


Mar 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

Man and men are at the centre of the English language. Can we change it? Of course we can! Toodlepip is leading the way.

Mattel defend Barbie

Feb 20th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

The debate about Barbie’s influence on children’s body image is one that goes back years, but the most recent argument in favour of the doll seems like one of the weakest ones yet; Kim Culmone, vice president of design for Barbie at Mattel, has stated that the proportions of the doll’s body are the way they are to make her easier to dress.

New options available to women ‘alone with salad’

Feb 19th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

If the title of this post puzzled you, it’s possible you haven’t been treated to The Hairpin’s famous Women Laughing Alone With Salad post from 2011. Others in the genre include Women Struggling To Drink Water (also The Hairpin) and Ladies Lounging (Uncomfortably) With Laptops.

Rebel woman denied pension

Jan 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs, Featured

Margaret Skinnider, a primary school teacher in her mid 20s, was shot and wounded while fighting with the rebels in 1916.

Leading Diva speaks out against homophobia

Sep 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Music

At this year’s Last Night of the Proms, acclaimed American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato took to the podium to sing, dedicating her performance to her many gay friends, colleagues and supporters, and in particular, wants to highlight and speak out against the terrifying homophobia that is deepening in Putin’s Russia. Oh and the conductor was lesbian too. Woman power!

The Short and Curlies

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

Body hair, in particular female body hair, has long since been a thorny issue. There are many contradicting opinions on it, so much bikini waxing, and one particularly rude pointing out a friend’s pubes later and we modern girls are free to do whatever we want with our lady gardens. You know, unless we want to like, grow them or something.

Is the west awake?

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

I’m alright Jack: A well known Irish expression and a mentality that many of us are guilty of adopting when we hear about other people’s misfortunes, despite our initial feelings/displays of empathy.

Judge not

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

We all know by now about the Slane Girl incident, if you know me at all there is no way you have avoided it. Since the pictures appeared online, this has been the only thing I have spoken about. I am absolutely livid about the whole event.

Praying for prey

Aug 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Sex Talk

An article on the College Times website caused a furor with its hints at alcoholic lack of consent in its Guide to One Night Stands. But was it just telling the truth?

Thicke by name, thick by nature

Aug 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Music

Robin Thicke reminds me of Amy Poehler’s character in Mean Girls- “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.” He dresses like a used car salesman, dances like your dad and is insecure about his masculinity.

Be a Bro

Aug 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured, This and That

It’s easy for me to believe that feminism is winning, that the majority of people today believe in gender equality and are generally sound individuals. Then I go to work and meet the reality.

Feminism now seems ubiquitous and irrelevant

Jun 29th, 2013 | By | Category: This and That

Back in April, The Guardian published an article ridiculing feminism. It’s been on my mind since and I just had to write something. How can anyone think that feminism is irrelevant?

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