In an unfailingly mischievous manner, Sarah Maple uses narrative artwork to challenge traditional notions of religion, identity and the societal role of women. Her artwork never fails to shock; her latest piece Menstruate With Pride (right) is no exception. Surrounded by a horrified and disgusted crowd, Maple stands centre stage, a proud woman menstruating in [...]
By Charlotte Rachael Proudman | | Friday, 13 April 2012 at 12:14 pm
Outwardly there’s never been a better time to be a female musical artist. Adele, PJ Harvey, Florence, Jessie J and others command vast audiences and remuneration. But layers of gender specific conditionality are still applied.
When feminism seemed to have reached a stagnant point in modern society, Caitlin Moran has come to preach to the herd. Women have lost their taste for feminism and this book will bring it back with the bonus clarity of what it means to be a woman in the 21st century.
The women of Saudi Arabia are again challenging the ban that prevents them from obtaining driver’s license. Over the weekend approximately 50 women around the Gulf nation took to the wheel, some making videos of themselves and posting them on YouTube.
For women in the Arab world, cross-dressing can be a way of accessing masculine power and privilege.
This week saw the centenary of International Women’s day – a day to document the development of the female experience focusing on both what we’ve achieved, and how far we have yet to achieve. This is a time to focus our gaze inwards to look at the state of young women now. So is [...]
What happened to the independent, liberated woman heralded by luminaries like suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst and the explosive cultural politics of the 1960s?
For all the criticism, Jennifer Aniston’s topsy-turvy film career ultimately reflects as badly on the industry behind the movies she stars in as it does on her.
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