Articles about 'stereotypes'

Flipping gender stereotypes rather than challenging them?

Fleabag explores a modern woman’s experience of her sexuality in a way that flips 'male' and 'female' stereotypes but Cath Murray wonders if it could have done so in a less binary way

Cath Murray // 6 February 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

Horses and headlocks

Emily Moore, our guest blogger for December, highlights how gendering sports that require similar skills can lead to them being differently valued

Emily Moore // 15 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Bored of boardroom sexism

Another year, another display of the sexist tropes that hinder women in The Apprentice; Megan Stodel attempts to produce an assertive riposte but may end up just being feisty

Megan Stodel // 21 October 2015

Categories: Blog

A lesson in reality

Nick Beard watches UnREAL, a drama that takes a wry look at the construction of reality TV and its effects on both the contestants and those behind the scenes

Nick Beard // 27 September 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

The likeability factor

Do we judge women more harshly than men? Do feminists need to be likable? The Legacy asks difficult questions about gender and social conscience, writes Suzanne Duffy

Suzanne Duffy // 30 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

My sexuality is not a psychiatric symptom – it’s just who I am

Charlotte Dingle blogs for the F-word on the experience of being bisexual and having Borderline Personality Disorder, and how this affected her treatment by mental health professionals.

Guest Blogger // 12 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Bad witch, good witch

Despite some promising themes in Wicked, Megan Stodel finds the musical about the witches of Oz defying the gravity necessary to go beyond their superficial exploration

Megan Stodel // 10 March 2015

Categories: Uncategorized

New review: Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s Catastrophe Irish primary school teacher and aspiring writer Sharon...

Holly Combe // 24 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Not such a disaster after all

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Three stages onstage

Suzanne Duffy commends an excellent, original idea for a play even if its execution leaves something to be desired

Suzanne Duffy // 2 October 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The revolution will not be pinkified

Is it too much to ask for women's bikes and cycling accessories in colours other than pink, asks Liz Smith? And while we're at it, let's get the same specs available for the same price

Liz Smith // 11 September 2014

Categories: Blog

I don’t

Despite upcoming changes that would see mothers included on marriage certificates, Megan Stodel isn't wedded to the idea of marriage

Megan Stodel // 21 August 2014

Categories: Blog

All grown up and still no kids

After reading Abigael Watson's recent blog, Liz Smith wrote a response, telling her experiences as a 32-year-old woman who continues not to want children

Liz Smith // 17 August 2014

Categories: Blog

The mother of ambitions

Abigael Watson doesn't want to have children. It seems society finds that a difficult message to digest

Abigael Watson // 16 August 2014

Categories: Blog

The silent strong woman

Nayla Ziadeh argues that the fetishisation of exceptional female achievement encourages the systems of oppression which manifest the need for this super human resilience

Nayla Ziadeh // 12 May 2014

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Stereotypes

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

Stop trying to shame black women, 2013

Estella Adeyeri's withering indictment of the shaming of black girls on Twitter, and those who are shouting back

Estella Adeyeri // 1 November 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman

The iconic Tori Amos and her devoted followers do not fit the stereotypical view of women’s place in music. But what about the women who just crave a good tune?...

Holly Combe // 21 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Tori and the women who love her: feminism in action?

The iconic Tori Amos and her devoted followers do not fit the stereotypical view of women's place in music. But what about the women who just crave a good tune? Louise Allan takes a critical look at US scholar Adrienne Trier-Bienieck's recent book about Amos fans and argues that there are a variety of female music lovers out there doing their own thing who cannot all be categorised by "women's issues"

Louise Allan //

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

Sex Tips: Deepening The Divide

There’s nowhere in mainstream culture that’s quite so insistent on profound and deep-seated differences between men and women than sex advice. Men and women want different things, we are told,...

D H Kelly // 10 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Women abusers are part of the picture

D H Kelly looks beyond our traditional cultural model of male-on-female domestic violence and explores how sexism can enable women abusers

D H Kelly // 7 October 2013

Categories: Blog

How I met your feminists

US sitcom How I Met Your Mother is now approaching its ninth and final series. Levi Grayshon considers the representation of women on the show and finds that, while the central female characters are sometimes shown in a more positive and feminist light than on other popular sitcoms, the treatment of women overall is problematic at best

Levi Grayshon // 8 September 2013

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Man v. Food

Amy Calvert finds plenty of macho propaganda and some unfortunate portrayals of women when she examines a reality television series following a man’s attempts to conquer super-sized food challenges. Man...

Holly Combe // 26 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Man v. Food: backlash or banter?

Amy Calvert finds plenty of macho propaganda and some unfortunate portrayals of women when she examines a reality television series following a man's attempts to conquer super-sized food challenges

Amy Calvert //

Categories: Reviews, Television

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