Missed: Mrs America?
Wednesday night saw the TV series Mrs America hit our screen in the UK. The series dramatises, more than documents the path of second-wave feminism in the United States. The initial episode centres around Phyllis Schlafly, played by the Hollywood great: Cate Blanchette. Schlafly, a staunch anti-feminist who lead the fight against the Equal Rights…
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Recycled Tampons + er, do I have to?
So you’ve moved with the green revolution: recycling, re-using carrier bags and you endeavour to sort waste for compost. Due to lock-down you’ve reduced use of the vehicle and invested more time to walking and cycling. The next step: they want us girls to use re-cycled tampons, your first thought? Someone else’s discharge! ew…ew…ew.…
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Toddler Copper is the latest digital artwork from Liverpool based artist Alison Little. February, in the UK, has seen public confidence in the Police Force hit an all-time low. Last week, the Police watchdog warned that faith in the Force is being damaged by rumbled investigations and that less serious crime is simply not being…
A Void In this, I have agreed to what was termed ‘A life modelling process’ for an artist seeking volunteers for a project he is working on. I stand before him in my dressing gown, nude underneath and wondering what he wants me to do, he tells me: ‘Don’t worry, I have done this lots…
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Convict blanket is the latest art activism works from concept-based arts practitioner, Alison Little. A sensation to shock and stand against rape, rape culture and the authorities put in place to tackle sex crime within our society. Convict blanket confronts us with the homage style of using material available, in this case, the humble scratch…
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Earlier in the week, we saw the conviction of serial rapist Reynhard Sinaga for a string of sex offences against 48 men, it is believed there were many more attacks. He drugged and filmed his victims during the assaults at his Manchester city-centre flat. His date rape drug of choice: GHB, how more than ever,…
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Quotes from Catherine MacKinnon
Catherine MacKinnon, a mother of second-wave feminism, led the US movement alongside greats such as Andrea Dworkin and Gloria Steinem. Primarily, a legal scholar, lecturing at institutions such as Harvard. Specialising in sexual harassment, pornography and prostitution. We take a look at some quotes from her acclaimed 1980’s publication, Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on life and…
Sinister Smiles Folded over Strapped down Sectioned off Cajoled, centrally Dropped down from a disheveled Heaven Tossed out of Godliness Rejected from comfort provision for the afterlife No longer good enough, surplus to requirements Perhaps pushed out of a boot Uphill reversing, then shoveled out the back way Redundant of domestic interior requirements Rendering green space urban…
I must be Miss Liverpool!
I must be Miss Liverpool! We are seated, lined up, eventually at the final of Miss Liverpool. The seats of the room arched around, judges desks empty for now. They have demobbed to a side room, making the final, ultimate, life-changing decision. I must be Miss Liverpool! It’s taken me four years to get here,…
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The Police and Consent
Earlier in the week we were presented with an array of news articles over children to be taught about the nature of consent in school. This extract from the novel Casual Nexus tackles issues around consensual and the Police. All evens and characters are fictional and not based on real life. The Chief Constable in…