Tag: feminist

TV

Diamonds in the rough – TV’s hidden gems

We’re in the golden age of television and as viewers we are absolutely spoilt for choice, but with Netflix homogenising what we see, it becomes easy for some of the best shows to slip under the radar. Here are some of the strongest series we’ve seen in recent years that you’ve probably never heard of;…

Gaming

how do you Do It? and the representation of sex in gaming

It goes without saying that sex is something a lot of people experience in their lifetime, and as such it’s a common ground of understanding for humanity as a whole. Having such a huge reference point in the human experience like this means that the appearance of sex in art and media is plentiful. Whether…

Creative Writing

Period

Sharp pangs Stab my stomach On my back, In pain. A hole inside of me, I am not complete. My vagina is a gateway for the other. I want to take a needle and pierce the eye with red thread, I want to sew together the lips that engulf my emptiness. Red. Flesh. Raw. My…

Music

Sex sells: the modern music video

Music videos are, at heart, a marketing exercise. Labels don’t throw thousands of pounds at a band to make art, they do it to promote the music and try to sell it. There are four historical ways to market any product: humour, showcasing, controversy and sex. This Is America is a great example of a…

Fashion

Sexism and the male gaze

The male gaze, a theory introduced Laura Mulvey in her essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, is the idea that women in the media are perceived solely through eyes of a heterosexual man and are there as passive objects of male desire. This theory applies to films from any genre: from Disney’s princess movies to…

Fashion

Jameela Jamil shames Avon for dimples advert

‘Dimples are cute on your face (not on your thighs)’. This was the thoughtless and, frankly, unbelievable slogan used by beauty company Avon in their most recent marketing campaign. Unsurprisingly, it received instantaneous backlash, most notably from former UK television and radio presenter and current star of Netflix’s The Good Place, Jameela Jamil. As well…

News

Freedom Soc stand in fight against FGM

The Freedom Charity Society has been established at UEA to allow students to pledge their support for zero-tolerance of female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide. FGM is recognised as any procedure which alters or injures the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is widely recognised as a severe violation of human rights, and can lead to…

Fashion

Gillette Controversy

Gillette is not the first company to endorse a political message within their advertisements, and nor will it be the last. The technique has been employed before by Lynx, Pepsi, and Nike among many others; it isn’t new or ground-breaking. We live in a society where injustice happens regularly, yet marketing campaigns that recognise and…

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