BY ANYA LEWIS ‘Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation’ Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own There is a big fat elephant in the room and no one is talking about it. Not only has womanhood ceased to be a protected occupation, it’s ceasing to be a protected sex and a hell of a lot of women are facilitating … Continue reading The War against Womanhood
BY FRANK HAVILAND With International Women’s Day (last weekend) still in the headlines, the left-wing media has been frantically publishing the same old victimhood lines to ensure we all see the day for what it is – a chance to bash men, rather than celebrate women: Women work free for 2 months a year (They really don’t). Adverts objectify women (They do, though naturally it’s … Continue reading The Hijacking of Feminism
BY STEPHEN PAX LEONARD Ripples of laughter could be heard from the Senior Common Room where undergraduates dressed in ‘I am a feminist’ hoodies wrestled on the sofas. The LGBTQQIAAP+ dinner had just finished, and the students had retired to the SCR ‘safe-space’ to let off steam and gossip about who they found ‘dangerous’. This was not Oxford. The SCR sherry and newspapers were long … Continue reading University Has Changed, Parents
BY FRANK HAVILAND If you’re the proud owner of a penis you’ll be no stranger to vilification. Male babies who stoically refuse to cry are quite rightly welcomed into the world by a good slap from the head nurse; a salutary life lesson for things to come. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you: men are useless. They can’t iron, can’t ask for directions, can’t cook, … Continue reading In Defence of Toxic Masculinity
BY SAM HOOPER Some women fail to vote for progressive candidates because they happen to be conservatives. Accusing them of acting against their own self-interest — or at the behest of the “white supremacist patriarchy” — is offensive, condescending and presupposes that women should vote based on a more limited palette of issues than men. The US midterms brought some results which were fairly encouraging … Continue reading Anti Feminist Feminists?
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN In recent years, directionless feminists have pivoted effortlessly from denouncing a man for being a bad husband to denouncing a man for being a good one. Now feminists have gone to war on beautiful women being used for “decoration”, resulting recently in the withdrawal of Grid Girls from Formula 1 and walk-on girls from PDC Darts. The Women’s Sport Trust is encouraging … Continue reading Feminism is Lost
BY SAM WHITE I thought things were going well. We were in the EU and Britain was being drained of its troublesome sovereignty as I, through my subscription to Everyday Feminism, was being radically unchained from my toxic masculinity. Brussels knows best. Who needs to know the names of the suits in charge anyway? They’re European, nice shoes, brandy on tap. They’re just better at … Continue reading Brexiteers Are Neanderthals
BY ANASTASIA CHOO It was the end of my little boy Zac’s rugby match against another school. Covered in mud and with a few grazes to show, he was giving us a very animated impression of his rugby coach at half time: “Now I want you boys to prove that you are men on that field, you’ve been playing like little girls!” “We’re here to … Continue reading Locker Room Banter
BY ALEXIA JAMES Back in April 2015, the then Labour Leader Ed Miliband called for a female James Bond and was shot down in flames by the British press as well as by many on social media. Miliband met actress Rosamund Pike during his failed 2015 election bid and tipped her to make history by becoming the first woman in the role. “I think she’s … Continue reading Wonderman?
BY ALEXIA JAMES “To all yoga pant wearers,” wrote Alan Sorrentino, of Rhode Island, in a letter to the editor of the Barrington Times, “I struggle with my own physicality as I age. I don’t want to struggle with yours.” Sorrentino, 63, boldly declared yoga pants the “absolute worst thing” to happen to women’s fashion since the mini skirt. He said that, like the mini … Continue reading Yoga Pants Rumpus
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The news this week that Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir (pictured), the current Miss Iceland, quit an international beauty pageant after she was told to lose weight has caused quite a rumpus. The 20-year-old was reportedly told by representatives at Miss Grand International that she needed to lose weight before next week’s competition. Instead she decided to quit the competition, posting her resignation letter … Continue reading Ban Beauty Pageants?