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Girls Will Be Girls PBPlaying the gender game

Lusana Taylor reviews Girls will be Girls by Emer O’Toole and admires the author’s playful, honest and often very funny approach to gender

Lusana Taylor // 8 February 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

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Nick Beard finds Katherine Ryan manages to introduce a lot of feminist ideas through jokes about pop culture in her new tour Kathbum

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Categories: Comedy, Reviews

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Grace Sharpley finds the sketch group Kitten Killers have a lot of funny things to say and sing about contemporary sexuality

Grace Sharpley // 4 February 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

HindsHinds hit hard

After listening to their debut album, Holly Martin is first in line to join Hinds’ girl gang

Holly Martin // 3 February 2016

Categories: Music, Reviews

the-sex-myth-9781451685787_hrYou are not who you do

Kat Wootton reviews The Sex Myth by Rachel Hills and explores the fascinating links between sex and identity

Katherine Wootton // 2 February 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

Steven_Avery_1985 - edit - sqBeautiful dead women

Ailsa Bristow looks at Making a Murderer as part of a broader cultural trend in which women’s deaths are fetishised and made into a spectacle, while the women themselves are erased

Ailsa Bristow // 26 January 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

10082087-high_res-dickensian - squareDickensian fails to meet great expectations on female characterisation

D H Kelly watches a BBC drama set within Charles Dickens' novels, finding a selection of uncomplicatedly likeable young women, whose journeys to old age lack the development allowed for the men of the stories

D H Kelly // 19 January 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Square sherlock ABThe heinous vengeance of women

Nick Beard finds the latest Sherlock special attempting to lampoon the boys-club nature of Sherlock Holmes stories, with mixed success

Nick Beard // 12 January 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Jessica Jones posterSuperhero and survivor

Nick Beard praises the TV adaption of Jessica Jones for its refreshing feminist credentials and bold survivor perspective

Nick Beard // 31 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

1910-Sophia-Suffragette-Duleep-Singh - squareIs suffrage black or white?

Rashida Islam watches a recent BBC documentary about Sophia Duleep Singh and argues that, when it comes to Black activists throughout history, her story is not necessarily the most significant

Rashida Islam // 15 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

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