For my whole life I’ve been surrounded by male dominated box office hits. Films starring, and often also directed, produced and written by men. James Bond, Harry Potter, Jason Bourne, superhero films, and even Toy Story. When I think of the women in these films, they’re usually the pretty love interest – or lust interest, let’s be honest – or the supporting character.
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Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge, Vice-Chairman of West Ham FC, one of Lord Sugar’s advisors on the Apprentice and formerly the youngest Managing Director of a PLC in the UK, is undeniably an impressive woman. In her appropriately titled autobiography ‘Strong Woman’, two key themes emerge. First, Karren Brady’s primary concern is independence. From the outset she tells us ‘I have taught myself to rely on … Continue reading Book Review: Strong Woman
Around five years ago I first read Susie Orbach’s Fat is a Feminist Issue (FIFI) and re-read it over and over. Fast forward to the present day and I have just attended a discussion at the Feminist Library, and am now at the pub, having a beautiful, fascinating, intellectual, uplifting and brilliant conversation around a table with seven fellow feminists. We cover a massive span … Continue reading Fat is a Feminist Issue