At the weekend, international superstar actor Emma Watson delivered a compelling speech to the UN on feminism and gender equality. In providing clarity through a distillation of core principles of feminist theory – equal rights and equality of opportunity – Watson “formally invited” men to join the struggle for equality.
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.
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.
Sex sells, but sometimes a company decides that they need a less sexual campaign and a more sexist one to sell a product.
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.
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.
Man and men are at the centre of the English language. Can we change it? Of course we can! Toodlepip is leading the way.
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.
Margaret Skinnider, a primary school teacher in her mid 20s, was shot and wounded while fighting with the rebels in 1916.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.