The paradox of the ‘strong female lead’

The paradox of the ‘strong female lead’ By REBECCA TOOK | May 7, 2019 In her recent book, Invisible Women, writer and feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez examines the ‘gender data gap’. As she argues, “women are so under-represented. I was one of those girls being taught, via a curriculum, a news media and a popular culture that […]

Mona Eltahawy Cancels Appearance at De Balie

Mona Eltahawy Cancels appearance at De Balie By MAX KIKKEN | April 29, 2019 Feminist author Mona Eltahawy had been invited to speak at De Balie on her upcoming book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls and her work as an activist. However, in an open letter posted on Twitter on April 22, she […]

Michelle Obama’s tour Becoming: Intimacy At Scale and In Style

Michelle Obama’s tour Becoming: Intimacy At Scale and In Style By EVA ORAVCOVA | April 22, 2019 Leaving the best for last, Michelle Obama finished the European part of her book tour in Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam. The former First Lady of the USA shared her life story, reflecting on the experiences that shaped her professional, public […]

Notre Dame de Paris Blaze Brings Up Strong Images of Cultural, National Identity

Notre Dame de Paris Blaze Brings Up Strong Images of Cultural, National Identity April 17, 2019 By JOSEPHINE SYLVESTRE What happened? On Monday, April 15, a fire broke out at the famous cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. The landmark receives over 13 million visitors annually. It was an iconic part of the Parisian skyline. […]

Eighth Grade: A Portrait of the Awkward Entrance into Teendom

Eighth Grade: A Portrait of the Awkward Entrance into Teendom Film Review: American comedian Bo Burnham’s debut feature film Eighth Grade depicts the knotty, small-scale hellscape of middle school, focusing on the experience of Kayla (Elsie Fisher) – a self-aware yet intensely self-conscious teen – during her last week in eighth grade. By REBECCA TOOK […]

“Buy, Buy, Baby”: the Commercialisation of International Women’s Day

‘Buy, Buy, Baby’: the Commercialisation of International Women’s Day March 13, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK Friday, March 8, was International Women’s Day 2019. If the slew of Facebook posts, tweets, Instagram photos and shared articles hadn’t already caught my attention, there was also an email from Flixbus (the coach company) addressed, “To all the strong, […]