Let’s Tell and Rewrite the Stories Ourselves

By the end of February, I read somewhere that there was a ‘challenge’ called “Name 5 women artists.” I started thinking about my own list – Abramović, Kusama, Calle, Iturbide and… no-no-no-no, I don’t want to think of...

Another step toward military equality

A female Marine goes through an obstacle course, one of the tasks of the combat endurance test. (Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY) http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/23/panetta-women-combat-pentagon/1859221/ Less than a week after President...

The Backlash against Beard

Mary Beard responds to the backlash. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/jan/21/mary-beard-suffers-twitter-abuse?CMP=twt_fd&buffer_share=47ad6&utm_source=buffer Women in the public eye seem to have a very bad deal. They are judged...

Women are key to Chinese New Year

The Year of the Dragon dawned last week. Not only the Chinese community, but many communities throughout the world always anticipate Chinese New Year. On Sunday 29th January, London’s Trafalgar Square filled with people waiting to see the colourful celebratory...

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