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the-power-squarePower play

Lauren Hossack gets tangled up in power relations reviewing Naomi Alderman’s latest novel

Lauren Hossack // 10 November 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

30167758Forever friends?

Jo Whitehead identifies with the pain and pleasure that female relationships can offer in Kerry Cohen’s Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir and wonders if we all have a Mean Girl lurking within

Joanna Whitehead // 7 November 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

9781524735746Women on the wrong track?

Nicola McClements reads Sady Doyle's exploration of the ‘trainwreck’ women celebrities the world just loves to hate

Nicola McClements // 24 October 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

a-closed-and-common-orbit-squareMaking space for female friendship

Becky Lea reviews Becky Chambers’ A Closed and Common Orbit and praises its spirit of inclusivity and acceptance

Becky Lea // 21 October 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

imageedit_4_4121137041Killer Women Crime Writing Festival

Harriet Kilikita brings together her highlights of the first Killer Women Crime Writing Festival

Harriet Kilikita // 18 October 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

51yj5rr2xlSsssh! The girls are working

This week saw the celebration of Ada Lovelace Day and, in honour of the occasion, Amy Grant has reviewed Saving Bletchley Park by Dr Sue Black and Stevyn Colgan, which recounts the stories of some of the often overlooked (but extremely important) 'women in tech' who worked at the famous site during the Second World War

Amy Grant // 12 October 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

gone-girl-squareLifting the veil on the violent woman

To move towards equality, the feminist movement needs to make space for the character of the violent woman, no matter how unlikeable she is, argues Charlotte Barnes

Charlotte Barnes // 6 October 2016

Categories: Books, Features, Films

lesser-bohemians-squareThe dark side of romance

Harriet Kilikita reviews Eimear McBride’s The Lesser Bohemians and finds it to be a complex and subversive take on a classic romance narrative

Harriet Kilikita // 26 September 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

9781908326317Women of Bristol

Megan Stodel reviews Women and the City: Bristol 1373-2000, edited by Madge Dresser, and explores the worth of local history in providing more well-rounded accounts of women's lives during various eras

Megan Stodel // 17 September 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

gd-image-squareA voice that refuses to be silenced

Charlie Morris reviews Manuela Salvi’s controversial novel Girl Detached, and finds it to be a bold and unflinching exploration of grooming and rape culture

Charlie Morris // 8 September 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

25705800The return of Caitlin Moran

Shoshana Devora reviews Caitlin Moran’s Moranifesto and finds there is much to enjoy, but also a lot to criticise

Shoshana Devora // 10 August 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

GirlUp_PBBCall it out and shout right back

Sarah Bronzite reviews Girl Up by writer and campaigner Laura Bates and hails it as the go-to support manual for every young woman in your life

Sarah Bronzite // 7 August 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

9781780767468Once more with feeling: revisiting Buffy studies

“Buff Buffy buff” Sophie Mayer reviews Patricia Pender’s book I’m Buffy and You’re History, which casts a new light on the show in relation to contemporary feminism

Sophie Mayer // 1 August 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

Sarah Pascoe © Dave Brown 3Human behaviour

Lauren Hossack reviews Sara Pascoe’s Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body and learns about the fascinating, complicated past and present of being a woman

Lauren Hossack // 16 June 2016

Categories: Books, Comedy, Reviews

81PWwtLMCsLMore than objects of desire

Martha Salhotra reviews Jessica Valenti’s Sex Object and talks to the author about the writing of this new memoir

Martha Salhotra // 7 June 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

DietlandRiot, don’t diet!

Joanna Whitehead reviews the new feminist revenge fantasy Dietland and chats with its author, Sarai Walker

Joanna Whitehead // 24 May 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

reading sqHow reading feminism helped shaped my identity

Nicola Serafino describes how her feminist reading helped her to make a positive decision not to have children

Nicola Serafino // 16 May 2016

Categories: Books, Family, Features, Feminism, Reviews

24949166A fiery feminist awakening

Martha Salhotra reviews Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman and finds it so much more than a traditional coming-of-age story

Martha Salhotra // 9 May 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

25045467The story of a girl and her sketchbook

Ettie Bailey-King reviews Drawing Blood by artist and activist Molly Crabapple and finds it part sumptuous fairytale, part manifesto for action

Ettie Bailey-King // 19 April 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

25690958Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes

Nick Beard reviews Year of Yes by TV producer Shonda Rhimes and finds her thoughts on motherhood and weight loss brave and thought-provoking

Nick Beard // 1 April 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

headscarves and hymens PBA new sexual revolution?

Shoshana Devora reviews Mona Eltahawy’s book, Headscarves and Hymens, and finds it a brave and important insight into the injustice and oppression still experienced by many women in the Middle East

Shoshana Devora // 2 March 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

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

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

OLYMPICS 2008 BEIJINGBreaking Away: how Nicole Cooke rode to success on her own terms

Liz Smith reviews Nicole Cooke’s autobiography and recognises many of the sexist attitudes still prevalent in cycling

Liz Smith // 7 December 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

asking_cropNever asking for it

Kat Wootton hails Kate Harding’s new book as an important part of a struggle against rape culture

Katherine Wootton // 2 November 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

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