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Girl power at the Golden Globes, Arts

Girl power at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes this year were considered a success by many. This year, from the start, women were seen as a driving power behind it.

By | Arts, Notebook | Monday, 14 January 2013 at 6:12 pm

Can feminism survive the next generation?, Notebook

Can feminism survive the next generation?

However, feminism is also in crisis. Not only does it have a long, long way to go before it reaches its goal of complete equality, it suffers a negative image among young women, and men, for whom it should be a rallying cry.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 at 11:37 am

Rape is no less of a trauma for the victim just because you call it something else, Notebook

Rape is no less of a trauma for the victim just because you call it something else

According to the wise voice of Brendan O Neill, there’s a reasonable and rational view that ignorance is, or should be, a central factor in deciding how we not just punish, but how we actually define, serious crimes.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 30 August 2012 at 12:00 am

Everyday Sexism: It isn’t restricted to adults – even young girls in school uniform share their experiences, Notebook

Everyday Sexism: It isn’t restricted to adults – even young girls in school uniform share their experiences

There is a common misconception that sexism is something that only affects young women, or pretty women, women with large breasts or blondes.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at 10:40 am

Rihanna is still doing Chris Brown’s emotional housework, Notebook

Rihanna is still doing Chris Brown’s emotional housework

Rihanna’s protectiveness towards Chris Brown, whose fists styled her for the most disturbing celebrity headshot in recent years, places her in the company of countless beaten wives and girlfriends.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at 1:00 am

Pussy Riot join long history of Russia’s strong female dissidents, The Foreign Desk

Pussy Riot join long history of Russia’s strong female dissidents

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alyokhina join a long line of courageous women in Russia who, in recent years, have been imprisoned, threatened, intimidated and killed for speaking out against the authorities.

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 20 August 2012 at 2:46 pm

Why body hair is on the frontline of feminist action, Our voices

Why body hair is on the frontline of feminist action

Body hair is everywhere! At least it will be soon. In the two years since I stopped shaving, we have seen a feminist movement build and, frankly, mock the idea that hair removal was ever necessary.

By | Our voices | Thursday, 16 August 2012 at 6:00 am

Whistling, pinching, “sweetheart” – it’s all harassment, Notebook

Whistling, pinching, “sweetheart” – it’s all harassment

I have lived in London for most of my life, I am now 21 and for the last four years almost every day I have experienced sexual harassment of some kind.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 9 August 2012 at 5:47 pm

Women’s clothing: Don’t fight oppression with oppression, Notebook

Women’s clothing: Don’t fight oppression with oppression

France’s Union for Popular Movement (UMP) – which, when previously led by Nicolas Sarkozy banned the burqa in France – sparked controversy recently as female British MPs criticized the party over a sexism row.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 8 August 2012 at 3:00 am

Women just aren’t as funny, or so they say, Arts

Women just aren’t as funny, or so they say

“Nah. Thanks, but no thanks. No offence – I just don’t think you lot are all that funny.” So spoke a real charmer this time last year as I attempted to unload upon him a flyer for my one-woman comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

By | Arts | Saturday, 4 August 2012 at 2:00 am

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