Articles about 'representation of women'

How you can drive the change you want to see in advertising imagery

Heidy Rehman encourages us to click on and purchase from a diverse range of images of women

Guest Blogger // 14 June 2017

Categories: Blog

You are born free and you are born brave

Ania Ostrowska chats to Erin Heidenreich, director of documentary Girl Unbound showing at the Human Rights Watch Festival in London

Ania Ostrowska // 13 March 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Being Jackie

Ngaire Ruth is mesmerised by Natalie Portman’s performance as Jackie Kennedy in Noah Oppenheim and Pablo Larraín’s retelling of four days in the life of the iconic First Lady

Ngaire Ruth // 16 February 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Bechdel Testing Theatre

Beth Watson of Bechdel Theatre wants to hear your conversations for a new project

Guest Blogger // 16 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Why a Muslim woman’s refusal to shake a man’s hand is a feminist issue

A Muslim woman refusing to shake a man’s hand is a feminist, cultural, religious and political issue that exposes what it really means to be treated equally, writes Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski // 5 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Romcom endgame, Bridget Jones style

EJ Stedman sends you to see the latest installment of the Bridget Jones saga

EJ Stedman // 20 September 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

The Diary of a Teenage Girl: who’s afraid of teenage girls who defy stereotypes?

Mercedes McGrath praises The Diary of a Teenage Girl and argues the film shouldn’t have been given an 18 certificate as its target audience is younger

Mercedes McGrath // 3 August 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Diversity of women’s voices at the Chinese Visual Festival

Nuala Gathercole Lam chats to the festival’s curator Xie Jingjing and filmmaker Yang Lina who both offer insights into Chinese women in film and on screen

Nuala Gathercole Lam // 5 July 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Star Wars has always been a girls’ thing too

As a life-long Star Wars fan, Nick Beard hails the latest instalment of the saga for scoring diversity and feminist points

Guest Blogger // 2 January 2016

Categories: Blog

Superhero and survivor

Nick Beard praises the TV adaption of Jessica Jones for its refreshing feminist credentials and bold survivor perspective

Nick Beard // 31 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

A fair perspective

Nick Beard watches the second series of The Affair and finds a sophisticated examination of the gap between who we perceive ourselves to be and the reality of how we behave

Nick Beard // 22 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

A defiant exception

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams watches a futuristic drama set in a fictional Northern American town circa 2046 and finds a refreshing change from the usual limitations placed on female characters in sci-fi

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams // 24 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

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

“If you’ve written good characters, I think that their colour drops away”: interview with Gina Prince-Bythewood

Grace Barber-Plentie talks to Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of Beyond the Lights, about feminism, “black films” and the importance of a good soundtrack

Grace Barber-Plentie // 31 July 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

What about Mrs Munro?

Victoria O’Neill traces the thread of exclusion of women from all fun activities, investigative and beyond, in otherwise brilliant Mr Holmes

Victoria O'Neill // 30 July 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Jurassic World and the man-o-sphere

Tony Mckenna offers a snappy take on Jurassic World’s crude reinforcement of the 'natural' order among dinosaurs as well as humans

Tony Mckenna // 22 July 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

This film is hmmm…

Holly Millar sees potential in the story at the heart of agnès b.’s debut feature but is disappointed with how it was executed

Holly Millar // 29 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Electrifying quest

Kat Wootton praises Electricity for its original take on a classic quest narrative and clever stylistic solutions

Katherine Wootton // 10 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Orange is the New Black is Back

US women's prison comedy-drama Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix on 12 June. Before the inevitable back-to-back marathon watching sessions commence, Dawn Kofie provides a recap of season two and considers what might be on the agenda for season three

Dawn Kofie // 4 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Girlhood: just add a glimmer of hope

Huma Munshi is happy to see four black Parisian girls in a film devoted entirely to their experiences but would like to see them flourishing, not just struggling to get by

Huma Munshi // 8 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

How to play oneself

Corrina Antrobus is touched by Christian Petzold's Phoenix, an extraordinary story of postwar loss and rehabilitation

Corrina Antrobus // 6 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Girls, falling

Sophie Blaney-Parslow remains under the spell of The Falling, debut film feature by British director Carol Morley

Sophie Blaney-Parslow // 3 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Branagh’s Cinderella: two steps back in glass slippers

Corrina Antrobus hails fabulous performances in new live-action Cinderella but is not quite convinced by Branagh's 'modernisation' of the fairy tale

Corrina Antrobus // 23 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Dear White People or what happens when we pin all our hopes to one film

Grace Barber-Plentie enjoys Dear White People but only up to a point

Grace Barber-Plentie // 13 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Girls and the city

Ania Ostrowska recommends The Group, a cinematic grandmother of Sex and the City and its cousins

Ania Ostrowska // 6 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

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