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From the blog Sidelined: we need to get serious about girls’ participation in sport

The need to control and emphasise the way women look and behave is having a serious impact on girls’ participation in sport, argues Sally Parkin

By Guest Blogger
28 March 2017

From the magazine All singing, all dancing, all rather toxic

D H Kelly enjoys the brilliant comic songs in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend but is disappointed by the show’s treatment of mental ill health and its reliance on toxic heteronormative romantic messages

By D H Kelly
25 March 2017

From the magazine The downfall of Lena Dunham

Sophie Lloyd explores how Lena Dunham’s careless statements might preclude her from being a women’s rights icon

By Sophie Lloyd
23 March 2017

From The Magazine

Opening up the birth story

Ashley Cook commends Pamela Erens’ Eleven Hours for its visceral and evocative depiction of the experience of labour

By Ashley Cook
22 March 2017

Savour the detail

Sarah Wishart could have watched the characters in Kelly Reichardt's latest film Certain Women all night long

By Sarah Wishart
21 March 2017

A new tool kit for living a feminist life

Evelyn Deshane reviews Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed and finds it an invaluable resource for assembling your own feminist ‘tool kit’

By Evelyn Deshane
19 March 2017

From The Blog

Baby talk: what’s so bad about little girls playing mum?

Sally Parkin, our monthly guest blogger for March, argues that playing parent teaches children about responsibility and empathy, so we shouldn't be so quick to discourage little girls from dolls

By Guest Blogger
27 March 2017

The comic strip: gender assumptions

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is fed up with correcting people's assumptions about gender

By Guest Blogger
25 March 2017

He said, she said: the misogyny of the casual pronoun

Beth Leslie argues that use of gender-specific pronouns is often a microaggression and we cannot achieve a more equal society until we overcome our inherent bias

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By Guest Blogger
20 March 2017

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