Politics

Harry Styles rocked that glorious dress better than she ever could: A Response to Candace Owens and her “manly men”

Candace Owens wants us to “bring back manly men”: but where has this come from? What is a manly man? And why is their absence such a worrying thing? In November 2020 Candace Owens, a black, Pro-Trump, American, right-wing political activist, tweeted that “there is no society without strong men”. She stated that “the steady …

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Jingle Bell Flop: Why I Won’t Be Watching Christmas Rom Coms This Year

We all love a romantic Christmas movie, right? The snow outside, the roaring fire inside and a discovery of romance distilled into an hour and a half viewing session – what more could you want? A film that doesn’t set feminism back a century, apparently. A bad case of tonsillitis recently had me on a …

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Deck the Halls with Sexist Tropes: Christmas is a Masculinising Celebration used to Promote a Dangerous Culture that is Endangering Women

Trigger warning: Please be aware Sexual Assault is referenced throughout.  Also on a lighter note: Christmas dreams may be shattered upon deconstruction of festive media. Christmas, although easily the single best day of the year, is nothing more than a collection of sexist tropes that uses the umbrella of festive fun to allow traditional and …

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A Brief History of TERFdom

1) TERF n. 1 the acronym for Trans-Exclusionary-Radical-Feminists: Did you hear? J. K. Rowling is a TERF, allegedly.2) -dom suffix 1 Forming nouns that denote the set of all examples of the suffixed word. Introduction For starters, I don’t want to offend anyone by my use of the term “TERF”. I don’t want to offend …

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To Call Margaret Thatcher a Feminist is to Discredit the Whole Movement

Yes, Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minister. Yes, she smashed through the glass ceiling and yes, admittedly, this was a symbolic breakthrough for women. Never, within the UK at least, had a woman commanded so much respect, and so much power. Such an achievement provided innumerable possibilities, a woman in power could …

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