Feminism

Just a reminder…

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Never loses its impact, does it? This poster was from 1998. More than ever, in a world where it’s easy to temporarily change your body withΒ enhancementΒ products, just a reminder that the last layer is our own skin and that’s where we need to be comfortable.

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On Feminism…

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After reading the comments by Mr Willett as reported by the Daily Telegraph yesterday, I had to admit that there was some truth in it. There is definitely evidence to suggest that feminism has helped women into work, with their worth and ambition and, in turn, this has mean that ‘ambitious working class men’ have […]

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Positive thinking – glass half full?

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I couldn’t let this week pass without writing about an uncomfortable experience with the photocopier repair man. In he came, with his hard black case and his porn moustache, a distinct throwback from the days of Jason King. He unpacked, immediately requested cup of coffee, and began to work on the machine. Eventually I decided […]

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Guardian demands ‘women with a backbone’ in fiction

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So it’s as I have suspected and ardently highlighted these past ten years – female characters in some novels are not feminist-friendly. Fairly unsurprisingly, lots of women are tired of reading about dieting, shopping, romance and other subjects that do not apply to their own lives. Far from requiring a patronising dose of escapism thrust […]

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Don’t blame it on love……..

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Still on the subject of writing and storytelling, I (and many other writers) have realised that there is a link between storytelling and psychology. Apart from my own PhD study which I have explained in the last blog, there have been many psychologists that write who have made a strong connection between identity and storytelling. […]