Tag: women

Hugh Hefner: Feminist or Chauvinist?


Holly Feeny questions why we glorify misogynistic rich white men as feminist allies.

In Conversation with the President of Women of Colour Collective


James Douglas talks to Hanan Hassan, new President of the Women of Colour Collective.

Medea: a monster, a mother, or a murderer?


‘A bride of hate to me and death / Tigress, not woman’ (Euripides, Medea) Medea: a monster, a mother, or a murderer? Victoria Bastable reviews her week with By Jove Theatre company and how their ‘Season of Violent Women’ has made her question the dehumanisation of violent women in culture from Ancient Greece to the […]

Missing: Woman in Egham Now Found Safely


Yesterday afternoon (February 2) a woman in Egham was reported missing by her family, and Surrey Police were put on the case. Carol Davies, a 58-year-old resident from Englefield Green, had last been seen leaving her home in a Black Audi early on Thursday morning wearing an oversized grey sweater, and grey trousers. Officers from […]

Sexism and Cinema: are women disappearing from the business?


October marked the release of ‘Suffragette’, a film directed by a woman (Sarah Gavron), written by a woman (Abi Morgan) and, unsurprisingly, starring a lot of women, including some of the finest actresses of our time. I wish I could say that this is a common occurrence. Unfortunately, I don’t have that luxury.

The Perils of the Perfect Dress


The summer is coming and this means the end of exams, the end of term, and, for many, the Summer Ball. As a fresher I have no idea what this is like but I do have ample experience of shopping for clothes, both formal and casual. And I can tell you that this is not […]

It’s time we started treating women in politics as women in politics


The number of women intending to vote is at a low point. At the last election, only 64 percent of women voted, and though the turnout is low in both genders, with only 67 percent of men voting, the drop is more significant in female voters. I wish this could have come as a surprise […]

Women More Likely to Enter University Than Men


The number of UK university entrants passed 500,000 for the first time in 2014, according to UCAS admissions service figures. While the gap between entry rates for rich and poor students has narrowed, the gender gap between women and men is the widest ever, with women a third more likely to enter higher education than […]

Funny Girls


In recent years there has been a visible surge in the popularity of female comedians, seemingly in correlation with a rise in the awareness of feminism. Their presence on prime-time comedy shows is increasingly noticeable, and rightly so; there is some serious talent which needs to be televised. Dated attitudes such as “she’s funny… for […]