Feminist Film Month: Paris is Burning (Film) Review

The last movie in our Feminist Film Month (for another year) and we’ve got a special one for you. IMHO, anyway. Jill and I also accidentally fell in sync on a second movie this weekend, so you can consider this a bit of a double whammy. Why not, eh? (I’ve decided to publish the second film […]

Read More

Too Much

  As women we are always told we’re too much of something. Too blokey, too aggressive, too bitchy, too made up – it can be anything but it is always prefixed with ‘too’ like there’s an invisible line on all the things we’re allowed to be so long as we stay successfully behind it. I’m […]

Read More

Feminist Film Month: Amour Fou (Film) Review

The penultimate film in our Feminist Film Month and honestly, it’s been an interesting month. So far this Feb we’ve gone from arranged marriage and friendship than spans cultural ideals to sexy sixties witchcraft. And now we’re examining suicide and inertia in the 19th century. I can only imagine how we’ll sign off the month […]

Read More

Love Day Rant

I hate Valentine’s Day with a passion. A passion I could never muster on the actual day which is ironic really. There’s no good reason for me to be all bah humbug about it, I just really resent the pressure applied to us all AGAIN to pull fairy dust and rainbows out of our arses to […]

Read More

Feminist Film Month: The Love Witch (Film) Review

You know when, on first sight, you catch a glimpse of something that speaks to you? Like it was made for your eyes only? This film is that. It’s probably one of the prettiest things I’ve ever laid eyes on, and then some. But does this love at first sight have the potential to turn into real […]

Read More

Things I Won’t Apologise For: a Feminist List

Wearing make-up “Most men” don’t like make-up on girls. Most men best believe that no woman spends the money she does on make-up to impress them. It’s maybe a shocking concept but all the women I know enjoy make-up for themselves and other women. Simple, innit? Make-up for me has always been a form of war […]

Read More

Feminist Film Month: Arranged (Film) Review

I’m going to go light on the intro this week because I’m pretty sure this month’s theme speaks for itself. Yes, it’s Feminist Film Month up in this joint (also over at Jill’s). Men are allowed but they better shut the hell up, is all I’m saying. Here we go. *Beware spoilers, yo!* Arranged (2007) Directed: Diane […]

Read More