Articles about 'patriarchy'

Is there a feminist way to get married?

Catherine King asks whether adding your own twist to wedding day tradition is enough to divorce marriage from its patriarchal roots

Guest Blogger // 16 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Fantasies and politics

Rita Suszek is engaged and disturbed by Louise Orwin’s show about sexual desire and sexual violence at Camden People’s Theatre

Rita Suszek // 8 May 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Ms Hoyle transcends gender

Mary Paterson is thrilled by the opposition to the patriarchy evident in the anti-drag show The Prime of Ms David Hoyle

Mary Paterson // 3 October 2016

Categories: Art, Reviews, Theatre

Downton and Dukedom: The real-life Lady Marys saving our country houses

Television drama, Downton Abbey and recent documentary, The Last Dukes both offer insights into the patriarchal traditions of the often unaccountable ruling class. Beccy Roberts challenges these traditions and discusses the importance of women in sustaining the UK’s country houses

Beccy Roberts // 6 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Dilemmas in feminism

Sometimes there are issues that aren't easy to work out. Megan Stodel discusses why she isn't sure whether to campaign for mothers to be added to marriage certificates

Megan Stodel // 3 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Exiting the sausage fest

When previously carnivorous Megan Stodel started cutting down on meat, she was surprised to find gender expectations more of a barrier than sourcing recipes with enough cheese in them

Megan Stodel // 2 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Real Men are dodging the reality of manhood

Kevin Queer on the Real Men movement, and why hugs and prayer bowls are not going to address problems of patriarchy and power

Kevin Queer // 23 June 2015

Categories: Features, Men

New review: Masters of Sex

Ailsa Bristow looks at the second season of Masters of Sex and finds an approach to sexual awareness that is unashamedly political and unafraid of challenging viewers. This review contains...

Holly Combe // 13 November 2014

Categories: Blog

“All taboos feel dangerous until they’re broken”

Ailsa Bristow looks at the second season of Masters of Sex and finds an approach to sexual awareness that is unashamedly political and unafraid of challenging viewers

Ailsa Bristow //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Addressing the root cause of Rotherham

When crimes are committed that are based in patriarchy, it's the system and culture that needs to be addressed, writes guest blogger Mag the Blag

Mag the Blag // 31 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Would you miss Mrs?

August's guest blogger Abigael Watson encourages people to choose the title they want rather than automatically accepting whatever is conventional for their marital status

Abigael Watson // 26 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Personal desire or collective politics?

This is a guest post by Nichi Hodgson exploring the tensions between personal desire and collective politics.

Guest Blogger // 10 March 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Game of Thrones

Some female characters can survive in the patriarchal world of Game of Thrones but that doesn’t make it feminist, contends Rebekah Owens. Is Game of Thrones – the television series...

Holly Combe // 27 December 2013

Categories: Blog

A fantasy of female subjugation

Some female characters can survive in the patriarchal world of Game of Thrones but that doesn't make it feminist, contends Rebekah Owens

Rebekah Owens //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Mariam the Believer Q&A (part two)

Mariam Wallentin discusses musical influences, political causes and creative freedom in the face of the patriarchal-capitalist music industry. This is the second and final installment of Holly's two-part Q&A with Mariam the Believer. You can read the earlier part here

Holly Combe // 5 November 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: The menace of Karl Munro (Coronation Street)

Coronation Street character Stella has taken back her deceitful partner Karl after being rescued by him from a fire that, unknown to her, he actually started. Gemma Elliott, of the...

Holly Combe // 9 July 2013

Categories: Blog

The menace of Karl Munro

Coronation Street character Stella has taken back her deceitful partner Karl after being rescued by him from a fire that, unknown to her, he actually started. Gemma Elliott, of the Tumblr blog Feminist Coronation Street, considers Karl's new hero status and the power it has given him over Stella

Gemma Elliott //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Teen Mom

Farrah Abraham of the MTV reality television series Teen Mom has attracted plenty of salacious media gossip and slut shaming. Chrissy D‘s review (just posted) explores the cultural landscape behind...

Holly Combe // 25 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Teen public property

Farrah Abraham of the MTV reality television series Teen Mom has attracted plenty of salacious media gossip and slut shaming. Chrissy D explores the cultural landscape behind the programme and the hype surrounding her recent sex tape

Chrissy //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New feature: Asking for it: giving outspoken women in music a bad name

In the 1990s, Courtney Love’s status as an opinionated musician in her own right during her relationship with a high profile male rock star led to bad press and public...

Holly Combe // 27 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Asking for it: giving outspoken women in music a bad name

In the 1990s, Courtney Love's status as an opinionated musician led to bad press and public scorn. In the 2010s, Pussy Riot's feminist activities have resulted in them actually losing their liberty. Amica Lane considers these different consequences against a backdrop of Riot Grrrl politics and wonders how far we've really moved towards accepting women who rebel on their own terms

Amica Lane //

Categories: Features, Music

New review: Call the Midwife series two

If telling women’s stories is, in itself, a feminist act then Call The Midwife qualifies in spades. Iona Sharma reflects on the second series Content note: Contains a reference to...

Holly Combe // 30 April 2013

Categories: Blog

The women they are: engaging with feminist ideas through women’s different battles

If telling women's stories is, in itself, a feminist act then Call The Midwife qualifies in spades. Iona Sharma reflects on the second series

Iona Sharma //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Why we are Sikh feminists

Herpreet Kaur Grewal talked to her colleagues on the Sikh Feminist Research Institute's editorial board about why they are feminists. This blog post collects their views to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, which took place this weekend

Guest Blogger // 16 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Guest song of the day: Emilie Autumn – Thank God I’m Pretty

Kaite Welsh on Emilie Autumn's sarcastic and angry song about objectification and the perils of being thought of as 'pretty'

Guest Blogger // 22 December 2012

Categories: Blog

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