Motivated by Octieber and determined to combat the world of gendered clothing, Lucy Rycroft-Smith tries menswear for a month and documents her findings
Lucy Rycroft-Smith // 7 January 2017
It may seem a bold move, but Vogue’s seeming celebration of real women falls short of the truth, writes Sarah Jung
Guest Blogger // 9 November 2016
Following the first UK exhibition of the work of Yves Saint Laurent, Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer examines the language used to describe the fashion designer and his work, and wonders whether this is all about making sales
Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer // 12 January 2016
Kerry Flint points to a double standard in footwear
Guest Blogger // 26 August 2015
Alexandra Collinson asks why the media continues to sideline the careers and achievements of famous women in favour of their dresses and husbands
Guest Blogger // 31 July 2015
Sara Upton writes about the parents and retailers dressing kids outside the "pink for girls and blue for boys" box, and why the "agender fashion" movement is becoming ever more popular.
Guest Blogger // 17 June 2015
The "Free The Nipple" campaign seeks to change our culture's anxiety about women's nipples. D H Kelly asks whether this is possible and how we might go about it
D H Kelly // 13 April 2015
From seedy parlours to political tattooing, we have come a long way. Alison Barton-Simmons speaks to women about their motivations for getting inked
Alison Barton-Simmons // 13 January 2015
Eighteen years after their split, Siouxsie and the Banshees have re-released a quartet of their studio albums, spanning 1987 to 1995, in a remastered package. Cazz Blase listens and reflects....
Holly Combe // 4 November 2014
Tired of clothes that didn't fit them, D.T. Dragon discovered the joys of tailoring
D. T. Dragon // 30 September 2014
Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show‘s Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women’s sex appeal and lingering concerns over...
Holly Combe // 6 July 2014
Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show's Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women's sex appeal and lingering concerns over the survival of the female punk spirit
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J Whitehead explores the "dumb" blonde stereotype, which reared its head on some t-shirts she found on Pinterest
Joanna Whitehead // 21 May 2013
Ellie Gore explores heterosexism and gender in high street fashion
Guest Blogger // 2 November 2012
A guest post by Elin Weiss & Hennie Weiss about the misrepresentation of women in the fashion industry.
Guest Blogger // 27 February 2012
Hugely successful gaming giant World of Warcraft has introduced a new package that allows even more customisation of player's avatars: including choosing skimpier outfits for female characters. Teri Shelly wonders what it means if she wants her avatar to wear a plate bikini
Terri Shelly // 2 February 2012
Categories: Video Games
Elin Weiss has a master’s degree in women’s studies. Hennie Weiss is currently working on her master’s degree in sociology. Their interests include the sexualisation and representation of women in...
Guest Blogger // 3 January 2012
15-year-old C. Robinson looks at the causes and ramifications of a culture where teenage girls are encouraged to bare all
C. Robinson // 3 June 2011
Categories: Fashion and Image
Italian fashion label Miu Miu have recently confirmed the ‘face’ of their Autumn/Winter collection: True Grit actress, the fourteen year old Hailee Steinfeld. Fashion has never been feminism’s greatest ally, and aside from any arguments about its glorification of (often) unhealthily thin frames - what is perhaps more disturbing, is its heralding of adolescent girls as a sort of female physical perfection.
Lara Williams // 17 May 2011
Androgynous trends come and go, but high-street fashion remains for the most part strictly divided into womenswear and menswear. Lorraine Smith searches for an alternative No matter how much it...
Jess McCabe // 14 May 2011
Androgynous trends come and go, but high-street fashion remains for the most part strictly divided into womenswear and menswear. Lorraine Smith searches for an alternative
Lorraine Smith // 13 May 2011
Categories: Fashion and Image
NB: I changed one of the words in the final paragraph of this article. The details can be found in the comments. Harajuku is an area in the Shibuya ward...
Holly Combe // 4 June 2008
I’ve always felt a bit ambivalent about Gok Wan (i.e he’s very charming, I want to like him but often find him patronising etc etc) so the latest news that...
Holly Combe // 10 April 2008
According to Conservative mayor, Gabor Mitynan, it’s a “yes,” but the condition attached is that you must have “perfect” legs. Mitynan, who runs a wealthy district of Budapest in Hungary,...
Holly Combe // 30 September 2005