feminism

News

scotland is going to be the first country to make pads and tampons free for all students

The £5.2 million scheme is a major step in eradicating period poverty, which sees hundreds of thousands of young women struggle to afford basic sanitary products.
Georgie Wright
8.30.18
feminism

the powerful words of chimamanda ngozi adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has become a defining voice of her generation on race and feminism. A brilliant mind, her 2013 TED Talk and book We Should All Be Feminists has inspired everyone from Beyoncé to Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior.
Candice Carty-Williams
8.29.18
Culture

'look at this pussy' blends suggestive photos and feminist theory

Founder Eva Sealove discusses her viral, pro-vulva Instagram account, and expanding into your new favourite advice column.
Alexandra Weiss
8.8.18
think piece

the feminist comedians dismantling sexist ‘jokes’

From Hannah Gadsby to Ali Wong, a distinct wave of smart female comics are poking fun at the old guard of comedy and starting from scratch.
El Hunt
8.7.18
Think Pieces

why is street harassment such a part of french culture?

As awareness grows around sexual harassment and assault, France needs to move away from its local, ingrained macho culture.
Alice Pfeiffer
8.6.18
Culture

grrrl gang manila is causing a feminist riot in the philippines

In a country where abortion is still illegal, the radical collective is fighting for tangible change — and screaming punk songs in Girl Scout uniforms.
Alexandra Weiss
6.20.18
News

this new tv show is a feminist black mirror

Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body and Other Parties is coming to a screen near you.
Hannah Ongley
6.18.18
Culture

this fresh take on the female nude is one of the best things to see this week

Lisa Brice’s nudes and all the week’s other culture highlights.
Matthew Whitehouse
4.30.18
News

see the me too movement spreading globally in real time

Google has created Me Too Rising, an interactive visualisation of the movement worldwide.
Clementine de Pressigny
4.19.18
Culture

ai will take more jobs from women than men in the uk

While we’re busy fighting to end misogyny among humans and get paid the same as men, the robots are coming for our jobs, according to a new study.
Clementine de Pressigny
4.18.18
Opinion

this is how pop star activism actually makes us less empowered

As Ellie Goulding admits her ‘feminist’ Brit Awards speech was staged, it’s clear the pressure on women and minorities to be ‘strong’ and ‘empowered’ is itself a factor of their oppression, making real systemic change even harder to achieve.
Charlotte Gush
4.12.18
Opinion

lara croft: feminist hero or just another male fantasy?

Tracing the history of the most famous female computer game character, and figuring out her place in the world (real and virtual) today.
Matthew Whitehouse
3.26.18