• “Whores in This House”: The Cardi B Track Empowering Women and Enraging Prudes

    Gloriously lewd and seeped in feminist sentiment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP has ridden controversy to the top. Whilst many have lamented its lyrics are too salacious for young ears, Miranda Harrington contends that the track is a vital celebration of female pleasure and sexuality. ...
  • “She does WHAT to herself?!” It’s Time to Break the Taboo Around Female Masturbation

    Attending a mixed comprehensive secondary school, I vividly remember overhearing the boys’ locker room talking about masturbation- it was a common and accepted thing. However, what I also remember were the rumours that went around about any girl even daring to do the same thing to herself, branding her...
  • 100 Vaginas: The Empowering Documentary Breaking Down Taboos

    The bold documentary explores the functions and importance of the vagina and the impact it has on the individual women interviewed. By touching on subjects that have largely been regarded as taboo or stigmatised, for example periods, female masturbation and the vagina itself, it aims to normalise conversation surrounding...
  • LGBTQIA+ Lifestyles and Struggles

    Many of us here at the University of Nottingham are either part of the LGBTQIA+ community, or we know someone who is be that a friend, family member or work colleague. The term LGBTQIA+ encompasses many identities with the acronym standing for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexuality/Aromantic,...
  • Is Victoria’s Secret outdated?

    Victoria’s Secret was founded in 1977 with a mission to change the fashion of the time for women to wear simple and ‘pragmatic’ underwear, and to leave anything more elaborate for special occasions like honeymoons and anniversaries. One of the objectives was originally to ensure that every woman, upon...
  • Book Review: She Wants It: Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy

    Film and television director, seven-time-nominated and two-time Emmy winner, and winner of a Golden Globe, Jill Soloway is a force to be reckoned with. Their hits include the feature length film Afternoon Delight, and the Amazon favourites I Love Dick and Transparent. And now Soloway has turned once more...
  • Doctor Who’s Feminist Agenda

    Doctor Who revealed their casting of a female Doctor in July last year. I’m sure, Whovian or not, you’ll join me in my reaction: “about time”. Finally, the BBC show has broken the metaphorical glass TARDIS. Jodie Whittaker stepped into the time-traveller’s shoes after Peter Capaldi bowed out of...