Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Doctor Who: Time for a Feminist Regeneration?

As an avid fan of ‘new Who’, the revival of Dr Who which kicked off with Christopher Eccleston’s cantankerous portrayal of the infamous Time Lord in 2005, I was glued to BBC One on Saturday night for the 50th anniversary special. With three doctors on screen - personal favourites David Tennant and Matt Smith and the forgotten ‘War Doctor’ John Hurt - and a storyline that turned the show’s history on its head, it really was the spectacle fans had been waiting for.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Crib Sheets - The Bloody Chamber

Swot up on your fem-lit with our brand new fortnightly Feminist Crib Sheets! This week we explore Angela Carter’s twisted tales and ask: what’s the role of fiction in the feminist movement? 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Why I Became a Feminist - or Why I Have Always Been One

So to be straight with you dear reader, right off the bat, mine is no challenging yet ultimately life-affirming story of a young girl finding her path in the world, helped along by the responsibility of caring for a gaggle of motherless geese. Wait, no, that’s Fly Away Home.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Why I Became a Feminist - or 'Why I'm Becoming a Feminist'

When I was little, my parents taught me that I could be anything that I wanted to be. One day I wanted to be an engineer, or a doctor, or one of those women who wore suits and seemed so busy. The next day the dream was teaching, or maybe training to be an airline pilot. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Page 3 - Mary Wollstonecraft

I initially questioned my nomination of Madame Wollstonecraft for the lofty honours of Hussy’s Page 3. The ex-History student in me wanted to acknowledge the work of our feminist forebears from times gone by, those who toiled away at the coalface of equal rights so that the rest of us had a little more breathing space in our trudging march towards equality.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Show The Woman In Your Life You Care This Christmas - With Some Anti-Rape Pants!

I don't know if you've noticed, but the good old chastity belt is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment in the form of some weird 'webbed' pants. One pair of these thrush-inducing beauties will have you skipping off to a blind date safe in the knowledge that if a man does drug you and attempt to have his way, he'll be so infuriated by your crotch contraption thwarting his dastardly plan that he'll probably only give you a sound beating instead. So good news all round.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Feminist Crib Sheets - The Female Eunuch

Swot up on your fem-lit with our brand new fortnightly Feminist Crib Sheets! This week we check out Germaine Greer on sexuality, servitude, and reclaiming the stain. 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Why I Became A Feminist - A Feminist Fairytale

Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Julia. Now, Julia was an extremely fortunate little girl, and not only for the fact that, as she grew up, she displayed a reasonable degree of intelligence and charm and seemed to be attractive enough not to send Prince Charming running, screaming, in the opposite direction.