Articles about 'humour'

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

Unsexy women: Love, sex and marginalised bodies

In a culture which categorises some groups of women as unattractive, D H Kelly explores how this has an effect far beyond whether or not we find love or get laid

D H Kelly // 8 July 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Racism, Sex and Relationships

Human 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

On Mansplaining

'Mansplain' has become the Macquarie Dictionary 'Word of the Year 2014'. D H Kelly examines whether the over-use of this humorous term might undermine the aims of feminism

D H Kelly // 6 February 2015

Categories: Blog

We saw your boobs

Philippa asks whether the Oscars opening song, "We saw your boobs" was funny or offensive

Philippa Willitts // 25 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Those who think VAW is a joke will never take it seriously – unless they are made to pay

A guest post from Jane Fae picking up on the Paddy Power story that Helen G blogged about on Sunday

Jane Fae // 22 February 2012

Categories: Blog

How To Be a Woman

Ava Jackson reviews Caitlin Moran's book of the moment; a laugh-out-loud, light-hearted look at the day-to-day obstacles which await women in a modern world, from plastic surgery to tiny knickers

Ava Jackson // 13 July 2011

Categories: Books, Reviews

More advice from cartoon princesses

The Advice from Cartoon Princesses series continues, this time with Snow White: “You know you’ve made it as the prettiest person when everyone wants to kill you.” See also, advice...

Jess McCabe // 19 November 2010

Categories: Blog

Blades within blades within blades

To make up for me and Lynne’s cross-posting mishap about Equal Pay Day (it’s so important we said it twice), here is a little animation inspired by Hyperbole and a...

Jess McCabe // 2 November 2010

Categories: Blog

Brontë Sisters Power Dolls!

I realise this video has done the rounds of feminist blogs already, but somehow we managed to miss it – so, for a bit of Monday afternoon feminist fun:

Jess McCabe // 7 June 2010

Categories: Blog

Oven Pride and Sexism in Advertising

Is this advert sexist? This was the theme of a debate I took part in on the Richard Bacon programme last Thursday (scroll through to an hour and 43 minutes...

Holly Combe // 26 May 2009

Categories: Blog

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