Feminism Friday: Reinforcing stereotypes

Yesterday, The Telegraph published some interesting survey results regarding current opinion on feminism. Problem is, they reported their findings in such a lazy way that it would be extremely easy for readers to get the wrong idea. The article, topped with an image of Germaine Greer, claims that just one in seven women describes themselves... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Sexism and students

Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism, is getting a lot of press coverage for her site at the moment. It's great that more people are speaking out about the sexist comments and actions which are experienced by many women every day, but it's also extremely saddening that it still happens. Comments like "that's pretty good...... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Fear of femininity

Following on from last Friday's post about femme as an identity, I realised I had a few unwritten thoughts on the subject of femininity. Earlier this year, Lady Cheek told me about the World Femininity Day celebrations that she had planned for London. This was during a discussion on feminism and I have to admit... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Facial skincare

You might not think that skincare is a suitable topic for a Feminism Friday post, but I do have a perfectly good reason for this. My skincare routine began in my teenage years when I looked for a light moisturiser that would stop my skin drying out from the anti-acne products I was using. Most... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Appearance & confidence

This week, we learnt many lessons. We learnt that many people are still, in 2012, incredibly sexist towards sportswomen. We found out that some of those are spouting their nonsense on Twitter and some are, surprisingly, writing for national newspapers. We also discovered that the women who are attacked can be incredibly resilient and inspiring,... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: How To Be A Woman

In case you hadn't noticed, everyone's favourite strident feminist with a fondness for capital letters has now gone global. Caitlin Moran's How To Be A Woman is now available in 17 countries, and there's even a movie in the pipeline. Not only does this mean that more people will get to read Moran's hilariously written... Continue Reading →

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