BY ALEX STORY “A boy without a winkle? God be praised, it’s a miracle,” Nurse exclaimed joyfully as she remembered the birth of Queen Elizabeth in Blackadder II. She then added “and then Sir Thomas More pointed out that a boy without a winkle is a girl. And everyone was really disappointed”. Bells, the first episode of Blackadder II, aired on the BBC in January … Continue reading Last Days of the Asylum?
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