Category: Female Icons
I May Destroy You
I May Destroy You A staggering 6 weeks ago, when lock down restrictions were beginning to ease, our TV screens and minds were illuminated by: ‘I May Destroy you’. I, myself, who fared badly from the pandemic, was starting to recover from a long tail case of Covid-19. This drama series was the primary broadcast…
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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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Brit Pop Guitar
The Brit Pop Guitar is a sensation: Visual arts meets music culture with the dynamism of the Nineties which we all love to remember. The iconic Union Jack which was imprinted on many of the bands of the era immerses within the surface of the guitar. A gritty rendition, presenting many blemishes, reflecting the disenchantment…
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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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…
Barbie Must Die!
The top 10 reasons why Barbie must die and be with us no longer. 10 Goes out with Ken. 9 Drives very slow cars. 8 A bit too fond of Pink! 7 Delicate and brakes easily. 6 Does nothing other than leisure activities. 5 Injection moulded, resulting in her looking like every other injection…
1950’s Girls Annuals: the Homemaker
Seventy years on from when the girls annual of the 1950’s were being read in the pink bedrooms of the post-second world war generation we look back at there content. Where they looking to inspire the girls who would grow up to lead second-wave feminism through the seventies, or were they looking to indoctrinate the…
Alison Little1950’s, Beauty, Bio-degrade, Domesticity, Eco warrior, Female Icons, Feminism, Feminist Art, Feminists don’t wear Pink, fiction, Flash Back, Flash Fiction, Freedom of speech, Gender Roles, House Wife, Learning, Morality, Recycle, Recycling, Second Wave Feminism, Seventies, Social Roles, Uncategorized, Women’s Right
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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Do we need a Miss Liverpool?
The ritualistic process of crowning a Miss Liverpool is an annual event in the city of Liverpool. Initially, relating to the ancient custom of Marriage, the ball-like gown paraded by the contestants often being the traditional white. The notion of a maiden passing of age is also conjured up by the generation of the contestants,…
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