Articles about 'girls'

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

Guest Blogger // 28 March 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: gender assumptions

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

Guest Blogger // 25 March 2017

Categories: Blog

The downfall of Lena Dunham

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

Sophie Lloyd // 23 March 2017

Categories: Features, Feminism

The comic strip: limited feminism

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, depicts people's reluctance to care about feminist issues that don't affect them

Guest Blogger // 28 February 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: commercial feminism

Ahead of Christmas, our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, takes on the commercialisation of feminism

Guest Blogger // 24 December 2016

Categories: Blog

In praise of funny women

Catherine King discusses the challenges of being a funny woman on the dating scene

Guest Blogger // 19 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Lessons from Period School

Sarah Hewett teaches us all a few things about menstruation and calls for more openness and education around periods

Guest Blogger // 13 December 2016

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: Did you come here on your own?

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is back and taking on the double standards of solo travel

Guest Blogger // 28 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Travelling alone: the Big Bad Wolf is not on every corner

We won't stop attacks on solo female travellers by staying indoors or following contrived Government guidelines, argues Jane Buffham

Guest Blogger // 26 November 2016

Categories: Blog

A lesson in victim blaming

If even little girls doing cartwheels are being told to cover up in case they get teased, no wonder victim blaming is so ingrained in our society, argues Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 15 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Fighting back against the government’s silencing of Muslim women

Following David Cameron's comments last week about Muslim women, Latifa Akay describes Maslaha's Muslim Girls Fence project which aims to raise the aspirations of Muslim girls against the prevalence of damaging stereotypes

Latifa Akay // 25 January 2016

Categories: Features, Religion

Oh Rose, thou art sick

Deborah Nicholls-Lee argues that too much pink may be bad for your child

Guest Blogger // 30 November 2015

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

Feminist South Park

The creators of this long-running cartoon are open about its wide-ranging offensiveness, but does it sometimes subvert dominant norms to illustrate the raw deal girls often get? Victoria Brewster considers the case

Victoria Brewster // 2 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Dressing outside the box

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

Categories: Blog

New review: Some Girls

Kate Bonynge looks at the third series of BBC3’s Some Girls, a comedy about three 18 year olds that marks a change from the male dominated programmes we’ve come to...

Holly Combe // 17 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Finally, the girls are centre stage

Kate Bonynge looks at the third series of BBC3's Some Girls, a comedy about three 18 year olds that marks a change from the male dominated programmes we've come to expect

Kate Bonynge // 16 December 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: The Culture Show

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

Categories: Blog

Girls: meet your punk foremothers

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

Stephanie Phillips //

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

Merida: not the only brave princess

Beth Startin is disappointed with Disney's makeover of the Brave protagonist, but argues that the other princesses also have their merits and should not be dismissed by feminists

Guest Blogger // 22 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Join The Girls’ Network: help young women achieve their potential

Katie Eliza Wright introduces The Girls Network, which aims to inspire and support young girls from the least advantaged communities through positive female role models

Guest Blogger // 8 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: The Free Design – Girls Alone

Spooky 1960s baroque pop with a cryptic (feminist?) message about girlhood and fear

Holly Combe // 7 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Street harassment starts young

Farrah Kelly explores how street harassment affects girls and their attitudes to harassment in later life.

Guest Blogger // 1 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Cinderella Ate My Daughters

Philippa recommends a podcast episode about the pinkification of girlhood.

Philippa Willitts // 22 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Reach for the stars, girls.

Philippa talks about women in astronomy, and Marks & Spencer marketing their astronomy toys to boys only, until twitter intervened.

Philippa Willitts // 20 October 2011

Categories: Blog

Where Has My Little Girl Gone?

Alexandra Roumbas Goldstein questions a book which places the responsibility of counteracting the dangers of sexual imagery firmly on the shoulders of young girls and women

Alexandra Roumbas Goldstein // 9 June 2011

Categories: Books

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