Farewell Sex and the City

Hadley Freeman mourns the death of Sex and the City in The Guardian with quite possibly the best opening lines for a film review, ever: "I'm not asking for much. I just don't want to be sick in my mouth. I don't want to leave the cinema feeling like I've paid 7.50 to be mocked,... Continue Reading →

Brief thoughts on body confidence

Last year, when I was tweeting about being snapped by Rankin, I got a message from Claire Nelson asking me how the shoot went and what to expect from hers the following day. I'd never met this woman before that but, after Rankin Live brought us together, we became firm online friends. Turns out we... Continue Reading →

Rape is about power, not sex

Yesterday I heard about the results of a survey on rape and blame. I set my alarm to wake me up with the radio every morning and heard about it on the news but, being half asleep at the time, thought I'd better check the story online in case I'd misheard. Apparently not. "The majority... Continue Reading →

Feminism vs. Burlesque

My love affair with burlesque is like a rollercoaster. Some days that's a good thing and it's like Nemesis - really exciting with plenty of ups and downs, but the highs are so great that they compensate for the lows. On other days it's like Oblivion - it has the potential to make me feel... Continue Reading →

An end to violence?

I feel slightly inappropriate today. I turn up to work looking like Bettie Page and discover it's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. But where exactly does BDSM sit in relation to feminism? To the uninitiated, it may look like any woman who takes the submissive role in BDSM play is in... Continue Reading →

Feminism, infighting and labels

Earlier today, I read an interesting article in the Guardian by Ellie Levenson, author of The Noughtie Girl's Guide to Feminism, where she states that: The feminism I believe in has at its core two beliefs: equality and choice. It demands that women have equal access to work opportunities, money and property, and that they... Continue Reading →

Patronising, fake and pointless

Former Editor of Marie Claire magazine, Liz Jones, says today in the Daily Fail that she's given up on glossy magazines. It's nice to know I'm not the only one (although I realised this at least six years ago), but I am amazed that this particular newspaper has chosen to print the article. Jones says... Continue Reading →

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