Since August 2019, French authorities have issued over 450 fines for sexist behaviour, with new legislation threatening fines in excess of up to €750 for being caught cat-calling or shouting degrading comments.
When I hear Fleabag declare that she has a terrible feeling that she’s a “greedy, perverted, selfish, apathetic, cynical, depraved, morally bankrupt woman who can’t even call herself a feminist”, I feel relief. Most days, I have the exact same worry.
by Sarah Elliott In a world full of Andy Sachs, we all want to be a Miranda Priestley – or do we? Hollywood doesn’t seem to think so. Powerful, rich, talented and […]
Margaret Atwood recently announced a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, inspired, she says, by “everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings”. The Testaments, to be narrated by three […]
An insight into Gender Equality in the Department of English and Related Literature.
by Stephanie Dale The Problem: The gender imbalance across industries is widely recognised. To establish themselves, women have the hard task of navigating the film industry. The field comes across as liberal, innovative, […]
How pushing the pink envelope is a backward step towards equality Did you know this year was the year of publishing female writers? No, me neither. Kamila Shamsie came up with the […]
by Holly Lawley Is your bookshelf tickled pink by feminist literature? For feminism, pink is more than just a phase. Described as a “spectacular contradiction” by Alice Bucknell, pink paradoxically empowers and […]
Sasha Ellis Wandering around H&M looking for Wednesday night fancy dress ideas, I noticed a plethora of ladies’ t-shirts emblazoned with bold female boss and girl power slogans. Upon further extensive analysis […]
As the # stops trending, what will be the impact of the latest social media phenomenon? Women’s lives depend on it. Anna Fraine It’s been two weeks since the start of […]