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14th February 2021

Commodified Insta-feminism is inherently toxic, and it’s time for radical change. 2020 was the year of internet-generated terms that would perplex our former selves: Insta-feminism, cancel culture, receipts, publishing bias, systematic racism… the list goes on. This isn’t to say these issues and their accompanying terms are fresh off the press; they had been societal ...


Behind the controversy of Women Don’t Owe You Pretty

31st January 2021

The story behind the outrage sparked by Florence Given’s feminist memoir. The feminist “self-help” book that brought 22-year-old online influencer and activist Florence Given to fame mid-lockdown, unexpectedly became the centre of a horde of criticism by the end of 2020. Chidera Eggerue (The Slumflower) had previously endorsed Florence’s book with the quote “Florence is ...


But, why is she naked?

22nd December 2020

Pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft finally had a statue unveiled of her last month, but it left a sour metallic taste in the mouths of many. After a year of tearing down statues of morally corrupt men, it would be nice to celebrate raising a sculpture of someone who represents the ideals we wish to live ...


A book that changed my life: Invisible Women

26th November 2020

Criado Perez makes a point about feminism, but dialogue can be the key to change. Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez is a book that changed my life, but not because it was so captivating that I couldn’t put it down. It’s a non-fiction book outlining how the world is built by and for men, ...


A book that changed my life: The Guilty Feminist

18th October 2020

Emily describes how Deborah Frances White’s book answers all the questions we were too afraid to ask. Dominant discourses often depict feminism as an angry movement filled with “angry”, “difficult”, and “nasty” women. In The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White, feminism is depicted as something joyful and kind that makes the world a better place. ...


WAP: Women’s Agency Performed

9th October 2020

Why the chart-topper shouldn’t just be dismissed as vulgar nonsense and why it may point to a true feminist hit. The release of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new single WAP was accompanied by the internet’s equivalent of a pitchfork-bearing crowd. Conservative activists were quick to call the song out for its overtly sexual ...