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!
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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.
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.
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?
Questionable articles about feminism, gender and gender equality in the media are, regrettably, hardly noteworthy. At this point in my life I can pass over them with only slightly audible sighs of despair and I keep my eye-rolling below the point where it starts to chafe my optic nerve.
We know that the people who have suffered the most during this recession are the people who had the least to begin with, so it (depressingly) stands to reason that hard won ground towards equality is lost to ‘short-term’ situations.
Remember how a few months ago Cadburys invented chocolate for girls, and we rejoiced? Ladies, prepare to be overwhelmed, because Marvel and Hyperion have teamed up to bring us [drumroll, please]… Superheroes for girls!
Every single society, culture and family has their own experiences of gender based violence. If someone were to try to compile memoirs of all of the women who have experienced gender based violence, no one place would ever be big enough to catalogue them, a library of horrors.
The more I hung out with boys in the process of coming out, the more often I saw the female friends being subjected to what was essentially sexual harassment. But it’s gay guys so it’s all ok. No it isn’t!
Bruni thinks that our generation “doesn’t need feminism”. Feminism is outdated, you see, now that we’ve gotten past the “pioneers who opened the breach” and everything is fine and there’s no such thing as sexism.
Are you a feminist? If you’re reading this blog I’m guessing you are. Have you ever been slagged off for being a feminist? I’m guessing you have. The dreaded F word.
€5,000 to attack your partner, €15k to rape a stranger. Screw with your taxes though, and you go straight to jail.
The Vagenda Magazine said “feminism is, and to an extent always has been, a white, middle class movement”. If that’s the case, we need a new brand of feminism. Let’s get radical.