Tag: Feminism

TV, Venue

Charlie’s Angels: Rebooted

The iconic ‘70s TV show, Charlie’s Angels is being rebooted by Elizabeth Banks (writer and director). The stars of the film Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott take a tried and tested formula and make it relevant. It could perhaps spark a new era for the franchise by releasing it to a new audience. …

Features

What feminism do you stand for?

I am a feminist. This is something I’ve said for years, but only recently have I realised the ambiguity of this statement, and had called to question what I actually stand for. I identify as an intersectional feminist, and was aware of the other branches of feminism, but am shocked at the degree of polarity…

Fashion

Eating disorders

In a modern woman’s world there are many things that can cause low self-esteem. Social media is present in most young women’s lives and often represents their image in a public space. Although it is good to be able to have such an online presence, the pressure of maintaining a certain weight can be very…

Film

Jane Fonda and the funny feminism of 9 to 5

Jane Fonda might have reinvented herself more times than any other Hollywood star. From sex goddess to activist to Oscar winner to fitness video instructor to Netflix regular, she has shed so many identities that perhaps her defining characteristic is her ability to adapt. She’s a fascinating figure, with the extraordinary tenacity it takes to…

TV

The philosophy of… Fleabag and Killing Eve

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s presentation of feminism is sensational, both Fleabag and Killing Eve are sophisticated works of art. They’re funny, emotional and moving. But they also dissolve stigma around sexual liberation. The presentation of female sexuality and agency in both Killing Eve and Fleabag is a welcome breath of fresh air. Debunking myths surrounding sexuality and…

Arts

Review: Stacy at London’s Etcetera Theatre

Inkwell Productions set up by UEA students Seàn Bennett and Keelan Swift-Stalley with their friend Ruby Lambert, staged Jack Thorne’s Stacy, at Etcetera Theatre, London. Ned Caderni and Caoimhe Blair both made their debuts, in producing and directing respectively. The one-man play follows Rob, played by Peter Hardingham. In his twenties and working as a…

Features

Can men be feminists?

I think it is fair to say that feminism today is very different from 60 years ago. It is constantly changing, and as it has evolved it has grown increasingly complex and we are confronted with more and more questions about its meaning and aims. One question which is gradually gaining relevance as the feminist…

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