Thandie Newton: We dont just need more black women in movies. We need intersectionality, now

Not all black people are men; not all women are white. Too often the distinct and different stories of women of colour are overlooked or erased I have been an actor for more than diversity in Hollywood? How many people of colour and women are enough? Does diversity sell? First it was: why are there […]

The destruction of Hillary Clinton: sexism, Sanders, and the millennial feminists | Susan Bordo

In this extract from her book, Susan Bordo asks how the most qualified candidate ever to run for president lost the seemingly unloseable election Many books have been written about the way racial differences among feminists both divided and pushed feminist thinking and practice forward over the past several decades. In the 2016 election, however, […]

The left mustnt get hung up over language orthodoxy we must be welcoming | Ellie Mae OHagan

The author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says she was criticised for not using movement-specific jargon. Words are important but leftists should be inclusive Does the left have a problem with language orthodoxy? The feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie thinks so after she was criticised on social media and by other public figures following her comments on […]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie clarifies transgender comments as backlash grows

Author reiterates her support for transgender people, but says it would be disingenuous not to acknowledge differences Nigerian novelist and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has sought to clarify her position after sparking outrage with comments about transgender women that she made in an interview with Channel 4 News. The author of In a lengthy post […]

Can you be a feminist and vote for Donald Trump? Yes, you can | The panel

We were wrong to presume women would vote for Hillary Clinton because of her gender. Heres why Trump supporters still call themselves feminists A man who uses misogynistic language and has been accused of sexual assault is soon to become the 45th president of the United States of America. For feminists desperate to see the […]

Why We Need Nicki Minaj

On last night’s VH1 Big In 2015 special, hip-hop legend Queen Latifah praised Nicki Minaj as “one of the greats.” “You’ve become an inspiration everywhere,” Latifah said. “I love how you were never afraid to speak your mind. You’re a strong woman. You refuse to be backed into a corner.” To be applauded as a “force […]