Articles from January 2004

Cutting Women Down to Size

Is Michelle's victory in Pop Idol a sign that we're starting to reject the impossible beauty standards imposed on us? As much as she wants to believe, Jo Knowles isn't so sure.

Jo Knowles // 19 January 2004

Categories: Culture and Media, Fashion and Image

News roundup for January 2004

A round up of the months news, compiled by Sara Vali

Sara Vali //

Categories: News

Not a Victim – Stephanie Pakrul

Lorraine Smith introduces the intriguing new "edgy folk" singer Stephanie Pakrul.

Lorraine Smith // 18 January 2004

Categories: Music

The Boy

Until recently, girls have always been the ones looked at rather than the ones looking. Is this a right, a freedom, or a burden? Should boys be able to enjoy - or suffer - the same fate? Is Germaine Greer right when she claims boys lose out by not being considered beautiful? With these questions in mind, Holly Combe reviews Greer's 'The Boy.'

Holly Combe // 16 January 2004

Categories: Books


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