Tag Archives: Feminism

ACCIO FEMINISM

February 27, 2017

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Some amazing displays and feats of equality for all genders from the characters we love and even those we love to hate Warning: Contains Book and Movie Spoilers 1. Strong women in combat! Nothing is as badass as our dear Professor McGonagall taking on Death Eaters in her own right! As the infamous Battle of […]

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HOW TO ARGUE WITH A ‘MENINIST’

January 13, 2017

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Being a feminist can be exhausting. Not only do you have the massive responsibility of trying to achieve gender equality, but you’re constantly forced to defend the movement as if it’s so much to ask that men and women be treated equally. For a long time, feminism has been considered a bad word. The negative […]

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WHY DO MEN ONLY RESPECT THE PROPERTY OF ANOTHER MAN?

January 13, 2017

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I’ve seen it before, experienced it before, and you probably have too. “If you don’t have a boyfriend, why aren’t you interested in me?” or my personal favourite, “It’s not like you have a kid or a mortgage with the guy”. This ‘guy’ is actually a made-up being I’ve mentally constructed in the torturous ten […]

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HOW THE STRONG FEMALE LEAD CAN BE STRONGER

January 13, 2017

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The ‘Strong Female Lead’ has now become a genre in its own right. And it should be. It’s about time we enjoy the joys and spoils of writing, directing, and portraying female protagonists. The genre comprises of any film or TV show that has at least one or more female protagonists who are given significant […]

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ALL YOU NEED IS A LITTLE R-E-S-P-E-C-T

January 13, 2017

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  Want to hear something surprising? The definition of self-respect is: “Pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honour and dignity.” I see four key words here: pride, confidence, honour and dignity. I ask you, how could you possibly look at a young woman and decide that the clothes which […]

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THE TOP 5 REASONS MEN SHOULD EMBRACE FEMINISM TOO

December 7, 2016

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At its very core, the ideology of feminism aims for equality between men and women. It means getting rid of the strict gender roles that are typically forced upon us from an early age. So, if everyone in the world decided to take on the role of a feminist and work towards achieving this goal […]

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IS EMMA WATSON THE MOST IMPORTANT FEMINIST OF THE 21ST CENTURY?

August 29, 2016

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Emma Watson, who is best known for playing Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, is arguably one of the most well-known women on the planet. One of her most defining moments in the past few years was her HeForShe speech given after she was named a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014. The speech called […]

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WHY I WANT MY FUTURE CHILDREN TO BEAR MY NAME

June 14, 2016

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  Think that sexism is a thing of the past in Australia? Okay, picture this: a man and a woman are in a relationship and opt for the woman’s surname as their shared family name, also deciding that their children will be given her surname. If this sounds strange to you, it’s because it is. […]

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