Ask A Feminist

In my search for new writers - to ensure that Rarely Wears Lipstick doesn't turn into a lingerie blog - I came across a fantastic suggestion for a new feature: Ask a Feminist. Of course it's been done before elsewhere, but I thought the readers of this site might have some interesting questions and so... Continue Reading →

What I See Project

A few months ago, I was asked to become part of the What I See Project. Described in their welcome email as a non-profit organisation which aims to unite women from all over the world, how could I possibly resist such an invitation? On 7th August, I headed to a small art gallery in central... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: because patriarchy

A couple of things happened this week that made me think about patriarchy and feminism. Wikipedia describes patriarchy as "a social system in which the male is the primary authority figure central to social organization and the central roles of political leadership, moral authority, and control of property, and where fathers hold authority over women... Continue Reading →

In defence of Bridezilla

I was talking to a friend recently about a perfectly reasonable minor wedding-related annoyance, and as we spoke I felt the need to backtrack, to explain how I wasn't really that annoyed, how it wasn't a big deal. After all, what could be more humiliating than realising you've turned into a Bridezilla, right? The ultimate... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Fashionably Feminist?

I often wonder whether I wholeheartedly identify with the label "feminist". It's a tricky one as it means so many different things to so many different people and yet preconceived notions of angry man haters still abound. The problem I have isn't so much that I think there's a correct way to be a feminist,... Continue Reading →

Intersectionali… what?

Today, The Guardian reposted an article from Louise Mensch's blog, entitled how about some reality-based feminism? In it, Mensch makes some very good points about the current propensity for feminists on Twitter to lose their point under a pile of buzzwords. I completely agree that feminism has become alienating to those who don't understand words... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Nineties Woman

This week's Feminism Friday post is about an award winning comedian's new show - the intriguingly titled "Nineties Woman: from activism to relative apathy". Rosie Wilby has been busily tracking down the collective of women she produced a feminist newspaper with at York University in the 1990s, and she has created a show all about... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Stepping Out Of Stepford

Towards the end of 2012, a rather momentous occasion occurred: a bottom published a book. That's right, a derriere, rear end, rump, arse or ass achieved status as a published author. I can see that look of head scratching incredulity on your face: why didn't you hear about this? Surely this is something that should... Continue Reading →

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