Tag Archives: Feminism

A Quote About Quotas…

The topic of “affirmative action” is trending again at the moment, as a storm brews over this year’s all-white Oscar nominations… so I thought I’d share this tidbit I read while “researching” my post about Katherine Ryan yesterday. To block-quote … Continue reading

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The Other Stark Girl

After completing Buzzfeed’s super-scientific and incontrovertible test to identify my “Game of Thrones Soulmate” (Caution: The quiz contains S4 SPOILERS!!!), my heart sank when I found myself matched with ‘Sansa Stark’. Although I’ve never actively “hated” the character, I have … Continue reading

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On Saturday, Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a speech at the United Nations headquarters, to mark the launch of the HeForShe gender equality campaign, which aims to mobilise men against gender inequalities. A full transcript of her address can be … Continue reading

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July 14th

A week or so ago business-guru Marie Forleo sent out an e-mail informing her subscribers that today would be designated “Malala Day”, and dedicated to celebrating the strength of Malala Yousafzai, as well as supporting her continuing efforts to “bring … Continue reading

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… And Smile, Smile, Smile!

Normally I don’t take much notice of the seemingly endless cycle of Doris Day flicks that get wheeled out on TV in the afternoons, but my curiosity was piqued when I read that On Moonlight Bay (1951) centred on a … Continue reading

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Working Class Heroine

[Contains sassy historical SPOILERS] In an online review of Made in Dagenham (2010), one churlish critic suggested the film was only fit for “knee-jerk feminists and the soft in the head”… thankfully I qualify on both counts, so I ended … Continue reading

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Short Answer: No

After logging out of Hotmail, I was faced with the question in the graphic you see to the left: “Is society sexist against men?” My initial, knee-jerk reaction was to snort with sceptical contempt… but then I slapped my wrist, … Continue reading

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