Cinder-Ellis and the Ugly Brothers

I was sat in a ‘Women in Literature’ seminar during my third year at Sussex University when I first considered the term ‘feminism’. Amber Jacobs, my wonderful tutor, explained it like this: “Feminism,” she said, “is believing that women should be equal to men.” Hmmm, I thought. I suppose I must be a feminist then.

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The many voices of feminism

To end 2013, Joanna Biggs decided to dismiss the year’s new wave of feminists – and their achievements – by proclaiming that the so-called fourth wave lacks an intellectual voice (read the article here). Here are what I consider to be the best-documented campaigns, projects and voices of the past year: – Lucy-Anne Holmes tirelessly

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Why feminists are angry

I’ve been told off by friends and family for being an angry feminist. They say that if I was less angry, people would hear what i’m saying. My response is: if I wasn’t angry hearing that old, white, ugly British men think that young Thai women like being paid to have sex with them –

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The Hypocritical Feminist

My husband likes it when I wear light pink, frilly, lacy, overtly ‘girly’ clothes. According to my mum, I’ve always liked pink – so this should be fine. But it’s not. Because as soon as Rich asks me to put on a floral dress, or a pastel pink blouse, I feel inclined to rock out

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