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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

Gloria Steinem_author photo (c) Annie Leibovitz featuredA life well lived

Lissy Lovett finds a lot to appreciate in Gloria Steinem’s new book

Lissy Lovett // 29 October 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

Una iiiOvercoming adversity, becoming brilliant

Joanna Whitehead discusses artistic technique, male violence and slut shaming with Una, author of the new graphic novel Becoming, Unbecoming

Joanna Whitehead // 26 October 2015

Categories: Books, Features, Interviews, Reviews

Asking For It FI copyIs this the most important book of 2015?

Consent and victim-blaming in the age of the smartphone: we should all be talking about Louise O'Neill's Asking For It, says Gemma Fraser

Gemma Fraser // 3 September 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

ArtofAskingsquarePlenty of art… but where’s the asking?

Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking is emotional and inspiring, but when it comes to the big questions she misses the mark, says Ashley Cook

Ashley Cook // 28 August 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Bridget Christie squareA Book For Her: ridiculing the sacred

Nick Beard finds sharp humour, brutal honesty and a fine introduction to the power of feminist comedy in award-winning stand-up Bridget Christie's first book

Nick Beard // 17 August 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

Only Ever Yours cover squareBe good. Be pretty. Be chosen

As a new adult edition of Louise O'Neill's dystopian debut hits the bookshops, Gemma Fraser explains why every feminist should pick up a copy of Only Ever Yours

Gemma Fraser // 8 July 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

WMN-discussion-flyerWomen talk about making noise

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012's Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October about DIY feminist efforts to counter this

Julia Downes // 13 October 2014

Categories: Books, Events, Music, Reviews

naked-cinema2Lean in? Be bossy? No: get naked

Sophie Mayer on Sally Potter's new book Naked Cinema, exploring the filmmaker's refreshing take on leadership

Sophie Mayer // 28 September 2014

Categories: Books

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