“Are you sure they’re different?” asked the Downing Street press officer when I called seeking clarification. Yes, I said. A knee is clearly different from a thigh. So which allegation is being denied?
Category Archives: Gender
Why does vulva seem to be the hardest word?
New research by cancer charity The Eve Appeal has found people aren’t talking about vulvas nearly enough. Specifically, only 1% of parents frequently use that word when talking about female body parts in front of their daughters
Only a clown judges Edinburgh Fringe comics by their sex appeal
What is it that makes a clown sexy, anyway? Is it the content of her show, the tone and intent, or the square inches of skin that are bared during the course of it? When a male critic for a left-wing newspaper refers to the debut show of LA-based comedian Courtney Pauroso, developed along with the male artist Dr Brown, as “another strikingly in-yer-face show from Dr Brown’s sexy-clown stable,” what exactly is he trying to say?
We have much to learn from ‘old and irrelevant’ women
I didn’t intend to spend my evening eavesdropping on one of Canada’s most prominent transgender rights activists. But shortly after I took my seat I became aware of a running commentary from immediately behind me.
A Star is Born and Hollywood’s coercive ‘romance’
Jackson can do what he likes, because he’s famous. He’s an entitled, powerful man and he always gets what he wants. Nowhere is this expressed in a more sinister fashion than when he sends his driver to sit outside Ally’s home until she agrees to get on a plane to come and watch him in concert.
Speaking out about sex crimes rarely leads to justice
Her voice wobbled as she told how she had agonised over whether or not to give evidence, and in doing so put herself and her family in the spotlight. In the end, she says the decision was made for her – journalists began hounding her and those close to her, telling her it was inevitable her identity would be made public.
A Feminist’s Guide to Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018
“Revolting women”, game-changers and activists from around the world are coming to the capital for this year’s festival. Here are some programme highlights for the feminist festival-goer.
A Feminist’s Guide to the Festivals: A dozen more Fringe shows worth investigating (in time order)
In our final “pick of the Fringe” blog, here are the rest of the shows that caught our eye but didn’t fit them theme of any of the other hit lists.
A Feminist’s Guide to the Festivals: Fringe shows about blood, sex and bodies (in time order)
From femininity to fertility, menstruation to infantilisation, no topic is off-limits in this eclectic selection of shows about bodies.
A Feminist’s Guide to the Festivals: Song and dance for the feminist Fringe-goer (in time order)
From established hits to brand-new shows, there’s sure to be something here to get your toes tapping.