OK, first of all, it seems (unfortunately) we’re not quite ‘post-shame’ yet, because when I asked my dad to enquire about this paperback he returned empty handed claiming he was reluctant to say the word ‘slut’ out loud at Waterstone’s. Perhaps if enough of us read this semi-autobiographical compendium of sex anecdotes, one day we’ll […]
PREGNANCY: WEEKS FOURTEEN TO TWENTY-FOUR I’m a feminist but… I’m a feminist but (#theguiltyfeminist) I’m quite enjoying the fact that people (mostly men) want to lift, move, get and do stuff for me because I’m pregnant. And even though I’m perfectly capable of lifting, moving, getting and doing, I’m accepting all offers because I believe […]
Sophia Mindus’s Instagram feed is a glorious eye-gasm in celebration of the female form. The majority of the posts which you can admire here are of her tied up and sometimes suspended, because she practices the Japanese art of Shibari rope bondage. The simplicity of the shapes her body creates when tied in rope are satisfying on […]
December is upon us. That means the sunset-orange glory of Autumn is over for another year. Trees which once resembled Beyonce in mustard yellow Roberto Cavalli now look more like the child-catcher in his ragged black tailcoat. Gone are the outfits where your scarf’s function was 93% aesthetic; layers are now essential. You probably fall […]
I sat down with Lunar Objects Theatre for a chat about their upcoming show “Am I If?”, performing at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre as part of Camden Fringe on Sunday 27th August. Made up of Bramble Wallace and Elizabeth Rigby, they started Lunar Objects Theatre this year and even though they only graduated last […]
In our latest book review, we’re casting a critical eye over Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s latest offering in light of her recent controversial comments.
I’ll always remember the disappointment of realising I had run out of Jane Austen’s novels to read. It felt as if an important friendship had ended. That I had lost the voice of someone trusted. I have the same feeling about HBO’s Girls – written and performed by showrunner and all-round infamous woman Lena Dunham. Because when Season […]
The number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is static or dwindling, depending on which set of statistics you look at. But why is this?
You may be wondering why should you – or any of us – care about women in the computing industry. And the answer is simply because it is essential to us as a society and the wider global economy. Gender diversity has an immediate impact on the success of technological development, which Nora Denze demonstrated with […]
Episode VII deliberately breaks the ‘damsel in distress’ trope with it’s plucky protagonist, Rey. But is she a victim of her own success?