Sexual Capital: Asset or liability?

Thoughts on the relationship of sexual desirability to power and gender inequality In 2021, any dialogue about sexual, capital, is inherently problematic. In a #MeToo era, few people want to…

Appropriate Adulting

Midlife crisis or epiphany? I turn 45 next week. I am not exactly in denial about it, but I do keep forgetting that it will be happening. I do not…

Why Promising Young Woman sends the right message

By a former promising young woman Trigger warning: Rape, suicide Spoiler warning: Discussion of the film Promising Young Woman Why are some women on the fence about the carefully scheduled message of Promising…

You Don’t Speak for Me

Learning to advocate, and self-advocate, in a world full of noise. When I graduated from University in the summer of 1999, my very middle-class roommate told me that now I had…

The Day I Caught The Train

I am a 42 year old woman. I don’t spend my days thinking that the patriarchy is out to get me. I studied feminism at university but I was born…

Revisiting 1999 in 2018: Is it fair to argue that the difficulty in obtaining convictions for rape is due to the judiciary and legal profession condoning violence against women?

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Compare any two feminist theories

The aim of this essay is to compare two feminist theories, I will describe both of them first then go into more detail later, and at the end make my…

“Buffalo Bill’s conceptualisation of sex/gender — his notion of what they (it) are (is) — is no less and no more than a reflection of commonplaces in the culture that surrounds him.”

Discuss, including at least some reference in your answer to two or more of: mainstream human biology; Mackinnon; Firestone; Kofman; philosophical approaches to Essentialism. In this essay I shall first…