Category Archive: Comment

Can a naked woman ever be celebrated in the internet age?

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘camgirl?’ Do you instantly think of Botticelli’s Venus, Manet’s Olympia and Picou’s Andromeda – beautiful, proud, sometimes tragic, nudes, lounging around in famous art… Continue reading

Social media makes women stupid…or does it?

According to a recent study, girls at college and university are pretty silly. Rather than spending their time diligently studying in their college library, getting involved in a student protest or embarking on a… Continue reading

Why I don’t want to be Beyoncé’s bitch

Say what you will about Beyoncé, but this is a woman who throughout her phenomenally successful singing career, has nailed the powerful, sassy superwoman act down to a tee. So much so, that… Continue reading

Pornography, modern women and the myth of free choice

Where should modern women stand on the issue of pornography? From Pompeii to Playboy, pornographic images have always been a part of society, but what about the women involved in making pornography, and… Continue reading

Why is the 1950s housewife making a comeback?

It’s not often that you meet a woman today who would describe herself as a housewife. This unglamorous, dated term, synonymous with domestic drudgery, has been made redundant by changes in attitudes and… Continue reading

Racist language in children’s books: In or out?

The heated issue over racist language in children’s literature has once again made headlines across the continent. One of Germany’s oldest children’s publishers, Thienemann, has decided to revise the text of Die Kleine Hexe (The… Continue reading

Why are publishers patronising female readers with soppy covers?

Never judge a book by its cover, or so the saying goes. But going by the recent furore that has arisen in response to Faber and Faber’s repackaging of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell… Continue reading

Of Breasts and Badgers

The problem with the petition to ban Page 3

Heads Will Roll

Heads will continue to roll over Charlie Hebdo’s decision to publish obscene cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad. At home, heads shake with solemn condemnation at an editorial decision deemed to be recalcitrant and… Continue reading

Taking the Bait

Bear Baiting, Benedict Cumberbatch And Upping Sticks When The Going Gets Posh