‘I’m on your side’. As comforting as it can be to hear these words from someone in the majority group, this declaration comes with responsibilities to the group you are giving your allegiance to. Words are not enough. Actions must be well thought out. It is no good becoming the face of the movement, over-shadowing … More ‘I Got You’: On Allyship and Partnership
It’s 2014 and there are still women on Twitter creating bizarre anti-Feminist trending topics. It’s 2014 and there are still men out there who refuse to take no for an answer when a woman declines their advances. It’s 2014 and a woman’s sexual agency is still deemed a crime and she remains subject to gender-specific … More The “Trouble” With Feminism: On Friendzones, Frustrations, and Robin Thicke
An abridged version of this article was originally published in the Spring Edition of STRIKE! magazine – a radical, quarterly newspaper dealing with politics, philosophy, art, subversion and sedition – in their celebratory Feminist Issue. This extended article is republished with permission. An ongoing struggle and point of tension within the Feminist movement is the … More ‘The Colour of My Struggle’: Black Feminism and Double Jeopardy in a World of Whiteness
In the first post of our BIG return, we dive straight in and tackle the image of Feminists as ‘killjoys’. Blogger, writer, Feminist, and founder of The Body Narratives, Hana Riaz kicks things off with a discussion about the effects of mainstream representation of women who subscribe to Feminism; misread notions of what Feminism is and … More Feminist Killjoys, Safe Spaces and Futures
‘Woman power is/ Black power/ is/ Human power/ is/ alwasy feeling/ my heart beats/ as my eyes open/ as my hands move/ as my mouth speaks/ I am/ are you/ Ready.’ ‘Now’ by Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992). On Monday 21st of October from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, the doors of the Cambridge University Graduate Union will open for one night only to celebrate the life and … More EVENT: A Poetry Night in Honour of Audre Lorde
In May 2013 Laurie Penny declared that we, as a society, need to talk about Masculinity: ‘The crisis facing men and boys [today] cannot be solved by reviving the tired stereotypes that oppress and constrain them’. In the fight to secure freedom from the oppression of patriarchy, have we gone too far the other way, … More The ‘Real Man’ Conundrum
Depression affects both men and women, but more women than men are likely to be diagnosed with the illness in any given year according to recent studies, including the National Comorbidity Survey. Trying to describe what depression feels like to an outsider can be challenging. In this post, Naomi Maxwell explores depression in women and … More Untitled.