Margaret Thatcher died yesterday. In her wake, tributes have been pouring in, some of them lauding Thatcher as a great leader and a female role model. This is a woman who once said ‘I hate feminism. It is a poison.’ This is a woman who, once in power, neglected to appoint more than a handful [...]
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and I will be taking part in the WOW Festival, celebrating women of the world. Recently TV shows like Girls (haven’t seen it, can’t comment!) have highlighted the cultural imbalance in feminism so it’s nice to see an event that takes a holistic approach to equality and freedom for women. [...]
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo.
Elections are always a tense time when you inwardly have ‘please don’t let the bastards win’ on a mental loop. I’m really happy that a motely crew of amazing women have got together to promote the importance of women voting in the upcoming US [...]
Phoebe Davies, a friend and artist based down the road from me has been working with young women from a pupil referral unit in Lewisham. They came up with the awesome idea for feminist nailwraps while researching the girls attitudes to feminism and representations of women.
The result is a series of kick-ass nail wraps featuring [...]
Reading Marta Represa’s lovely blog the other day I started into her Power Dressing post, in which she recounts a work meeting which turned out to be a not-so-subtly engineered semi date with an editor:
In a nutshell, for two pages he rambled on about my “incredibly feminine nails”, my “beautiful tied up hair” (which I [...]