whoever you want to be…

On the genderisation of toys

I know that various writers have posted on Bea about the ‘genderisation’ of toys, but the reason I want to bring this up again is because 1) I was talking … Continue reading

January 24, 2014

Spies and sex work: Homeland, The Americans, and is it maybe OK to be a prostitute?

This will spoil: the first five episodes of The Americans, and season two of Homeland (both of which you should have watched already, I mean, really). If you haven’t seen … Continue reading

June 25, 2013

It’s not easy, being hated

I’m sorry to be slightly emotional about this, but I’ve had a very busy and stressful couple of weeks, and frankly, I’m really struggling to deal with rampant and violent … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Walk for women

Hello Bea, I’d like to share an idea with you. One hundred years ago thousands of women walked from all across Britain, starting from as far away as Lands End … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Don’t Be Such A Girl

A couple of months ago, I did a post on here that was about school teachers, and about how some people seem to think that there’s no way that little … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bit Of An Oprah Moment

Last year I started a campaign appealing to the editor of The Sun to please stop showing the Page 3 pictures. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster since … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Guerrilla Girlfare – “Reinventing the ‘f’ word”

For me, feminism is a tricky, tricky thing.  It’s a minefield of prejudices, stereotypes and incomprehension, despite the fact that the concept is really quite simple.  The no-brainer definition is this: The … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

How to be a Woman: I’m a Feminist? by Hannah Hassack

Throughout my adult life, since I have been old enough to understand that the difference between men and women goes beyond whether you have a foo foo or a dinky, … Continue reading

March 17, 2013

No More Page 3 Update – by Hayley Devlin.

It’s hard work, this being a student nonsense. Between the drinking all night and the hungover sleeping all day, I also go to classes, do my assignments (always on time, … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

If boys struggle to learn from women… then why?

When my daughter started at the primary school she currently attends, I noted that not a single staff member was male. I was aware that primary teaching is an area … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 8 Comments

From Burn Out To Brilliant

What a difference a month can make. Thankfully. Because when I wrote for Bea last month, I was a little bit broken, a little bit spent, or as I described … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

In defence of intersectionality (and “privilege”, and trigger warnings…)

As you have to know if you’ve spent any time on the internet in the last three weeks, journalist Suzanne Moore recently stirred up a huge controversy around transphobia, intersectionality, … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 3 Comments
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