SEX

Can we save the heterosexual female orgasm?

Another year, another ‘breakthrough’ in better understanding the female orgasm. And against a backlog of speculation as to whether or not female ejaculation exists and broad figures that inform women how likely they are to enjoy sex, 2017 has not disappointed. In February, the BBC informed us that apparently heterosexual women have fewer orgasms than […]

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ARTS

Review: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

There was a time in my life when all I thought or cared about was art. Having idolised the confident, ephemeral gestures of the abstract expressionists at uni, I savoured every ounce of intellectual fodder the world of high modern art allowed. I chewed on concepts as if they were an endless stream of sugarfree […]

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IN THE NEWS

Dear Sirs, we need to talk about women

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time there was a magic circle law firm called Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In September this year the firm decided to bar its lawyers from starting emails and documents with “Dear Sirs”, instead introducing the more inclusive “Dear Sir or Madam”. And Lo, all the women rose […]

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GENDER

Is there a right way to do feminist rage?

Feminist rage is a double-edged sword. Women need it, and have needed it for as long as the world has been an unjust place for us. Without it, key battles for women’s rights wouldn’t have been won. Imagine what would happen if the women’s vote was withheld from the upcoming US election? Someone very kindly […]

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IN THE NEWS

Can start ups help bridge the gender pay gap?

Last week, the Institute for Fiscal Studies found that the gender pay gap in the UK was on average, 18%. When women become mothers, this figure widens over 12 years after the birth of their first child, only to end as a 33% gap in pay per hour. Plus, if you’re a male manager, you’re […]

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SEX

What we’re not saying when we talk about the female orgasm

The female orgasm has been talked about in the papers plenty in this past week. And for good reason: The Journal of Experimental Zoology published a study hinting at a breakthrough in determining its evolutionary origins. It seems it all began over 150 million years ago, from a mechanism in mammals when ovulating after sex. […]

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ARTS

Man tears, lad chat, and Men Cry reviewed

When we talk about feminism, we’re talking about a lot of things. We’re talking about women, of course; of their oppression and how we can fight to have them seen in equal stead to men in every which way. We’re also talking about men, which sadly is something most people either don’t know or deny […]

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GENDER

An open letter to pink (the colour)

Hey pink, I’d love to know how it feels to have been made what seems to be the universal colour of ‘girl’. I’m not really sure how it happened, but anything to do with you is almost always smeared with adjectives like ‘girly’ and ‘feminine’. You’re the colour of flesh; the natural canvas which holds […]

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GENDER

What’s the big deal about branded feminism?

Feminism — or rather, a selective reading of it — is pretty on trend at the moment. With ‘celebrity feminist’ becoming a more mainstream term, pop culture makers injecting more and more feminist currents into their work (shout to Queen Bey), this bright horizon may seem the one that’ll finally sway the masses to our […]

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