Catherine Deneuve’s claim of #MeToo witch-hunt sparks backlash

January 13, 2018

French actor and 100 other women who ratified word are accused of being apologists for rape The French actor Catherine Deneuve has sparked a frenzied international reaction after Italian actor Asia Argento, among the first countries to accuse Weinstein, wrote on tweeted the New York Times cartoonist Colleen Doran. The American novelist Laila Lalami said such thinking was ” the clearest reason yet of how workers like Woody Allen and…


Matt Damon, stop #damonsplaining. You don’t understand sexual harassment | Hannah Jane Parkinson

December 21, 2017

If youre from a group that has never been suppressed for reasons of name you dont know what it feels like. The performer should know when to shut up, writes Guardian sponsor Hannah Jane Parkinson Oh, Matt Damon. Where did it all go wrong? Well, almost everywhere. Damon is currently the focus of a mixture of derision, feeling and disbelief after he made, in the gap of three days, numerou…


Male sexuality isn’t brutal by default. It’s dangerous to suggest it is | Jessica Valenti

November 29, 2017

If we start to believe that sexual harassment and desecration is a result of the acces people are we cede something critical: the belief that things can be better One of the many illusions about feminists is that we believe all men are possible rapists- that subjects are inherently dangerous, their virility naturally greedy. It’s an ludicrous stereotype that runs counter to decades of feminist activism. After all, if you…


Susan Sarandon: I thought Hillary was very dangerous. If she’d won, we’d be at war

November 27, 2017

Once the bete noire of the right , now the actor pinpoints herself even more hated by the left for refusing to support Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. She talks about Hollywood sexism, female empowerment and playing Bette Davis Susan Sarandon at 71 is bright-eyed and airy, and perhaps shyer than she knows how publicly seem. When I walk into the room- a private members’ golf-club in downtown New York,…


Kate Millett, pioneering second-wave feminist, dies aged 82

September 8, 2017

Author, organizer and master whose 1970 volume Sexual Politics was a bestselling and enormously influential commentary of patriarchal ideology Kate Millett, the unruly artist, philosopher and activist whose 1970 work Sexual Politics became a keystone of second-wave feminism, has died at the age of 82. Perhaps competently for someone who wrote widely and fervently of her following of desire, she resisted to a heart attack during an annual festivity in…


Usborne apologises for puberty book that says breasts exist to make girls ‘look grown-up and attractive’

August 31, 2017

Childrens publisher to rework terminology in Flourishing Up for Boys after resistance on social media and Amazon Usborne publishing has apologised and announced it will review a pubescence template for boys that states that one of the terms of reference of hearts is” to build the girl review grown-up and attractive “. Published in 2013, Germinating Up for Boys by Alex Frith is described by Usborne as a” frank and…


So … do we start building basement shelters yet? | Jessica Valenti

August 12, 2017

Get this newsletter via email sign up If youre like me, you precisely might be in a constant government of suspicion thanks to the president peril military action … on Twitter. No one can say comebacks in courtroom have been just incredible. My favorite: I am not going to allow your patient to attain me feel like it is any path my fault, because it isnt. What to RT…


Whos afraid of Gloria Allred? | Alex Clark

July 10, 2017

Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, OJ Simpson, Eddie Murphy, Tiger Woods, Michael Jackson The schedule of men Gloria Allred has taken to tribunal reads like a Whos Who of the great and the not so good. Alex Clark convenes the lawyer in LA to listen what compiles her angry Roe v Wade, the 1973 decree that changed abortion statute in the United States, against a Trump administration. In special, she horror…


From She to Sheena: can modern audiences ignore the jungle queen’s racist roots?

July 7, 2017

A scantily-clad grey wife decree over pitch-black boys stimulated Victorian books and minted an archetype still being implemented in comics , fictions and movies. But should it be? When H Rider Haggards novel She was published in 1887 , not even Haggard could have believed it would remain in periodical for the next 130 years; nor that it would also activate a trope that has remained in pop culture with…