Tag: Feminism

Lessons to Take from Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg

On the Demon Bookshelf: Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg This is the book behind the phrase lean in that has swept feminist discussions, an empowering message to all women – and not just to the elite few at the very...

/ 18th October 2015

On the Demon Bookshelf: Amy Poehler’s Yes Please

To class Yes, Please as a memoir would be a complete misinterpretation. Poehler herself states, when talking about her divorce, that she ‘doesn’t like people knowing her shit’. So, if not a memoir, and if not a self-help book –...

/ 30th September 2015

Who run the world?… Girls!

International Women’s Day was celebrated last  month, shedding light on those who have  campaigned equalrights for women over the world.  The day saw men in Kabul campaigning against  women wearing the burqa, and newspapers  commemorating amazing women such as Malala...

/ 10th May 2015

Fed up of Feminism?

For International Women’s Day events are taking place across the globe. DMU’s very own Janie Codona MBE held a talk earlier this week about her experiences and it got me thinking: What exactly does International Women’s Day mean for both...

/ 8th March 2015

Standing up for female comedians

It appears as though the age-old debate of ‘Women aren’t funny’ is still ongoing. So where does this assumption derive from? Interestingly, an evolutionary psychology theory proposes the notion that humour is competitively produced by males to impress potential mates...

/ 30th January 2015

No: Maroon 5’s new music video, ‘Animals,’ really is not that bad…

Maroon 5 have released another song and video from their new album entitled ‘V.’ Most of us will remember them from our teenage angst years; singing ‘she will be loved’ over the CD playing whilst doing our best moody impressions....

/ 22nd October 2014

Yes: Maroon 5’s new music video, ‘Animals,’ really is that bad…

First we had Thicke, with his blurred lines and clear sexism but then burst in Maroon 5, bloody and snarling, with their new music video “Animals” and do a spectacular job in making passion look like obsessive creepiness. The video...

/ 21st October 2014