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: 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 →

Cybher: Geek is the new chic

In October last year, the lovely Siān To asked me to speak at a conference she was organising. The first inclusive event for female bloggers in the UK, Cybher was going to be full of interesting speakers covering all sorts of topics relevant to women and so I was delighted to be asked to take... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Vintage vs Feminism

For a while I have been considering writing a piece that combines two of my favourite subjects: vintage fashion and feminism. Then, a couple of weeks ago, Retro Chick wrote a fantastic article about her feelings on how a "vintage" style and identity relates to feminism. That post was inspired by Lena from Style High... Continue Reading →

Women of the World 2012

Last year, the Southbank Centre held its first Women of the World Festival, and I'm pleased to report that WOW is back in 2012! A "celebration of the formidable strength and inventiveness of women", running from 7th to 11th March, this annual festival presents and recognises women from all walks of life, acting as a... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: The Help

Last week I found myself at a loose end one evening. It's been so long since I last had a few hours to myself where going home was not an option, that I really didn't know what to do with myself. I asked around and none of my friends were available, so I racked my... Continue Reading →

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