Articles about 'crime'

Why the constant portrayal of murdered women on TV dehumanises us

The multitude of female murder victims on TV reduce women to nothing more than bodies and confirm our fears that the world is unsafe for us, argues Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 1 May 2017

Categories: Blog

The best shot at the truth?

In our first of two reviews of Undercover, Rashida Islam sees a great premise let down by a sidelining of the most important issues at the show’s core

Rashida Islam // 27 May 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: The Fall

Agata Ostrowska watches crime drama The Fall and is impressed by the staunchly feminist approach of the show’s protagonist and her portrayal by Gillian Anderson. At first glance, The Fall...

Holly Combe // 5 April 2015

Categories: Blog

A Stella performance

Agata Ostrowska watches crime drama The Fall and is impressed by the staunchly feminist approach of the show's protagonist and her portrayal by Gillian Anderson

Agata Ostrowska // 3 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Iona Sharma revels in the feminist joy of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is a lush confection: an Australian detective drama set in 1920s Melbourne, with meticulously...

Holly Combe // 24 March 2015

Categories: Blog

“I haven’t been serious about anything since 1918”

Iona Sharma revels in the feminist joy of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Iona Sharma //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Black Mirror’s ’15 Million Merits’ and ‘White Bear’

Gemma Varnom takes a second glance at Black Mirror‘s ’15 Million Merits’ and ‘White Bear’ episodes and wonders if we are inching ever closer to the horrifying and oppressive society...

Holly Combe // 7 February 2015

Categories: Blog

“And you just watched”

Gemma Varnom takes a second glance at Black Mirror's '15 Million Merits' and 'White Bear' episodes and wonders if we are inching ever closer to the horrifying and oppressive society they depict

Gemma Varnom //

Categories: Reviews, Television

No excuses: anti-rape campaign launched in Bristol today

Holly gives details of the this is not an excuse campaign, which calls out victim blaming myths while also linking to help and support

Holly Combe // 21 November 2013

Categories: Blog

When spring break is over

Sarah Crawford suggests we look beyond the guns and bikinis of four eye-candy protagonists of Harmony Korine's new film

Sarah Crawford // 30 April 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

“Saint or she-devil?” How about neither?

The case surrounding the horrific murder of Meredith Kercher and subsequent reporting on the convicted (now acquitted) killers is well-trodden ground in terms of feminist critique. I’ve tended to avoid...

Holly Combe // 5 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Amanda Knox

Philippa Willitts writes about the treatment of women in the legal system compared to men, in relation to the conviction of Amanda Knox in Meredith Kercher's murder.

Philippa Willitts // 5 December 2009

Categories: Blog

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