Monday, 28 October 2013

Page 3 - A little less tit, a whole load-a wit

Huss Post are delighted to announce our very own Page 3, your fortnightly one-stop-shop for awesome and inspiring women! 

We kick off this week with artist Louise Bourgeois. 

Enjoy, Hussies!

I first came across Louise Bourgeois when I was writing a school project in the noughties. Now, I have to confess that my sole reason for choosing her as the subject of an art essay was one of pure convenience - the Tate was running a retrospective of her work and my teenage logic said that dictating the audio guide couldn't possibly count as plagiarising, natch.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Why I Became A Feminist - Sitting on fences hurts

The simple response to such a question is why on earth wouldn’t I be? Anyone who thinks the fight for equal opportunities and treatment ended when parliament decreed that women were capable of participating in the democratic process, is either wilfully ignorant or dangerously na├»ve.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Why I Became A Feminist - Girls will be girls.

To explain why I became a Feminist I really have to tell you how I became a Feminist. I don’t mind admitting that for much of my adolescence I thought that to identify as a Feminist was to identify as a man-hating female Supremacist…though perhaps not in so many words. I wasn’t really exposed to feminist thought until I went to University, despite having studied Philosophy at A Level and having made a habit of asking the awkward questions in life for as long as I can remember. However, I had always believed in equality of the sexes, despite the fact that I grew up in a very traditional ‘man works and woman does everything else’ set up. In a lot of senses I ‘was’ a Feminist a long time before I was comfortable identifying myself as one.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

A Woman's Right To Choose...

Shopping or mopping, ladies? With these two powerful options open to you, the world is your oyster! A quick browse in my local Cards Galore turned up this lyrical masterpiece. I don't know if you've noticed, but they've actually rhymed the words "mop" and "shop". Genius.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Why I Became a Feminist - Pep Talk

It’s strange to think that two years ago I’d have happily uttered the phrase “ugh, she’s such a feminist” in a tone of scorn now reserved for Daily Mail readers and sickly tampon adverts. Now I’ll happy apply the term to myself. I won’t lie: I’m still afraid to say it in some circles for fear of people treating me like a pube-plagued leper. Nevertheless, it’s been a while now since I’ve considered myself a bona fide fully fledged feminist.