Category Archives: film & tv

Cultural Femicide on a Sunday Morning

On Sunday after a morning lie-in I wandered downstairs, grabbed a cuppa and idly flicked through the channels on my TV. On every screen I flicked through, out of around 20 ‘favourites, there were only male faces, not one single … Continue reading

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Girls, Boys and Films

My daughter’s school has a weekly after school film club. In fact they have two; one for older children, one for younger. I try to keep an eye on my daughter’s media intake, I don’t let her have too much … Continue reading

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The Gender of Monsters

My little girl doesn’t think monsters can be female. We play a game on the walk to school sometimes in which cars are monsters and the pavement is a magic path that makes us invisible to them. Revving engines are … Continue reading

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Merida Does Not Wear Make-Up

This is really not what Brave’s Princess Merida is about.  I reviewed Pixar’s Brave for a feminist website recently and mentioned some dreadful merchandise I’d seen in the Disney store. Then this morning I saw this comic. I expect it from some … Continue reading

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The Misogyny of Celebrity Big Brother

The current series of Celebrity Big Brother has made good viewing so far, although it is, as always, riddled with sexism. Regular viewers will know that female housemates tend to be the shows most hated figures and this year Jasmine Lennard, Danica … Continue reading

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