I’ve had quite a few folk recently ask me if I’ve seen Lily Allen’s video. I have. But quite a few of the folk asking me haven’t. So here it is. Here are a couple of verses: You’re not a size six, and you’re not good looking Well, you better be rich, or be real good at cooking You should probably lose some weight ‘Cause we can’t see your bones You should probably fix your face or you’ll end up
Regular readers will know that I am no friend of The Sun ‘news’paper and it’s obscene daily publication of a topless young woman on page 3 (see this post). However, I have just come across a Page 3 girl and I think she deserves our full support. She is a great role model and feminist in a place where those two things can be dangerous past times. Read this and let me know what you think of her. Her name
A very simple statement was made by a contributor on BBC radio recently and in a simple way it said it all. She said: Girl babies should be as equal as boy babies. So simple when you think about it, isn’t it? How do we start making that happen…? Maybe we could look at gender stereotyping in toys shops? Maybe we could look at gender bias in education? Maybe we could give girls equally as good role models? Maybe we
Last night the BBC made me very angry. Just in case you don’t know, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, is the national broadcasting service for Great Britain. Great Britain has a population of over 63 million people. Let’s say that of that 63 million half are women. Let’s even round it down to suggest that 30 million are women and girls. You’d expect our national broadcaster to give a broad cross representation of all genders, ethnicity and so on.
In the spirit of being more gender equal than simply pro women (I know, I know, I fail frequently but I do try, honestly), I wanted to introduce you to Archie Bland. If you’ve not ‘met’ him yet he’s a senior columnist with The Independent newspaper and he calls himself a feminist. He wrote a fine piece this week prompted by Marks & Spencer shying away in fear from having their latest advertisement described as feminist. Yes, it’s a toxic
A survey of 43,000 workers by the Chartered Institute of Management has ‘revealed’ that on average male managers received bonuses twice as big as their female peers over the last year, £6,442 compared with £3,029. That’s a big, flippin’ gap. You could almost put this story out at any point in the last decade; it’s not really news. While I am not blasé about this information it does make me think ‘tell me something new‘. It’s been this way for