One of the plagues in our world is that women are given a shelf life. Everyone normally skirts around it, but we’re earmarked like a sack of potatoes with use-by dates seared across our forehead. Usually, that use-by-date is the age of 30. As we get older, girls and women are under constant pressure to… Continue reading Married by 30? That’s an age-old notion.
Last week saw a major Hollywood split come to everyone's attention when it was revealed that actress Amber Heard had filed for divorce from husband and actor Johnny Depp. And just as everyone digested this news, pictures of a bruised Heard emerged amid claims that Depp had physically, verbally and emotionally abused her throughout their… Continue reading Like so many women who experience domestic violence, Amber Heard’s voice will be continually silenced
Honour killings are confronted head on in BBC Three drama Murdered by my Father. Actress Kiran Sonia Sawar talks to me about ensuring Asian women are respected. There is a moment in BBC Three drama Murdered by my Father where London teen Salma, played by Kiran Sonia Sawar, flees from her father’s imprisonment and jumps over… Continue reading Murdered by my Father’s Kiran Sonia Sawar: “Honour killings is an issue that needs to be dealt with”
Best friends for life? Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards last year. [Photo credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS] "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that b***h famous". This gem is a line rapped by Kanye West in his new song 'Famous', taken… Continue reading Haters gonna hate: Kanye West’s lyrics on Taylor Swift are way off the mark
The internet certainly does not forget. Google Indian-Canadian Bollywood actress 'Sunny Leone' and beneath the most recent news articles, her previous profession defines her almost instantly - she is a household name for once being a porn star. Earlier this week, Leone faced journalist Bhupendra Chauby in a scathing interview where he claimed the actress was "lowering the… Continue reading Sunny Leone produces hostility because India still fears female sexuality
Its had audiences seething at its depictions of shocking violence and nudity, with 'misogynistic' one of the labels used to describe Rihanna's new video for single 'Bitch Better Have My Money'. Taken from her eighth studio album, the video has aroused much debate about its content and aims, with many criticizing the singer to have on… Continue reading Is Rihanna’s BBHMM video dangerously… good?
Last week, Girls star Jemima Kirke stepped out on the CFDA Fashion Awards red carpet and sent everyone in a frenzy by wearing a dress that revealed her armpit hair. What happened next was inevitable and somewhat predictable: a lot of publications talked about it, with some left completely shocked by this horrendous 'fashion faux pas'. E! Online was… Continue reading Why is body positivity met with so much negativity?