As a female victim of male violence, things could always be worse. But despite what society and the media tell us, there are no “small mercies”, and we don’t have to be grateful.
Rather than reforming an unequal system that give priority to men, companies are just offering medical interventions that enable women to behave like men.
Superficially, women who write fiction today seem to get equal billing with their male counterparts. Yet their work will never get the kind of avid coverage given to men.
When I was a fresher in 2010, feminist societies weren’t commonplace in universities. Now every campus in the country has one.
For most of my life, I have lived in areas where I am the exception rather than the rule. I have known white men. I have watched them mow their lawns and play softball on Thursday nights.
If feminism cannot engage in a critical analysis of gender and sexual objectification then feminists can only ever be on the defensive.
Why politics in general would benefit from riding the new wave of feminism.
The narrative of the fallen abuser is all too familiar: the ruined life that matters is the man’s rather than the woman he raped, hit or killed.
It is absurd to tell women to love themselves in a world that alienates them from their own flesh.
The toll exerted by caring – and how little a capitalist society values such a vital activity – should be one of the key issues for feminism.