Madeleine Ridout’s detailed review of “Convenience Store Woman” by Sayaka Murata: how does a single woman respond to Japanese social pressures?
As one of history’s most iconic female rulers, Queen Cleopatra is often seen through a lens created for her by society. From Roman historiography, Latin poetry, Renaissance and Baroque art, to Hollywood films and pop music videos, the world has been utterly enthralled by her. What makes her so fascinating? What do the many different images of her tell us about our own society?
Elizabeth Reynard explores how Bella Thorne’s seemingly well-intentioned career on OnlyFans has managed to damage the empowering and feminist ends it aimed to promote.
Bernadine Evaristo opens her eighth novel with a dedication that reads: “For the sisters & the sistas & the sistahs & the sistren & the women & the womxn & the wimmin & the womyn & our brethren & our bredrin & our brothers & our bruvs & our men & our mandem & the Read More…
Issy Kenney-Herbert stresses the fundamental importance of intersectionality in the LGBTQ+ community.
Emma Rath explores how society both perpetuates and facilitates sexual abuse and gender inequality.
As the world puts everything it can into tackling the coronavirus, it feels an appropriate time to take stock of what has happened in the last decade. It is easy now to sit back and pat ourselves on the back for the success of the #MeToo movement, but we are not even close to the end of this long road.
On the face of it, it sounds like a fantastic step forward in battling structural transphobia. Except for one small overlooked detail: they plan to convert one of the women’s facilities, not the men’s. And why is this a problem? I’ll explain.
It is certainly true that there are sexual health-related issues that affect men more than women. Take as a case study the universally unhelpful ‘tough’ masculine image presented in My Left Nut, a series soon to arrive on BBC iPlayer based on Michael Patrick’s own experience of not going to the doctor about the lump Read More…
The appearance of yet another season of Love Island on our screens this winter stands testament to the prominent position it currently holds in pop culture. At a time of political upheaval and social instability, what does our obsession with the lulling sound of ‘I’ve got a text’ and the ‘do bits society’ tell us Read More…