Suffragette & ‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’ t-shirt controversy

Graphic of quote.The wave of popularised feminism-has launched itself on the big screen. Meryl Streep interviewed with Time Out London but her accompanying photoshoot made everything else insignificant. She has been criticised for posing in a t-shirt titled ‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’ to promote her latest movie Suffragette. The quote can genuinely be interpreted as reference for slavery and the confederacy. The team who authorised this campaign either choose to ignore the backlash this slogan could bring or didn’t care. I am deeply disappointed in Streep, for someone who can read and understand, how did she not use her own intellect in this situation. Originally the line comes from a speech delivered by Mrs Pankhurst in 1913  who was one of the real-life founders of the Women’s Social and Political Union.

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I know the prime-hype for these books has passed and despite my reluctant stubbornness I have not escaped, I have been worn down by a friend who compared these books to their replacement for Harry Potter. I see now, why they did that. I also see a lot of other things. 

The writing style was elementary but since this was Cassandra Clare’s debut novel I’m going to not comment on the writing because every debut is allow something bad and I’m labelling the writing style to be the thing in this book that made me want to scream – the similes, the god-damn similes.

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Is marriage and motherhood synonymous with female success?

Marriage and motherhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any topics concerning the role of women in society – the stigmas and stereotypes and unequal treatment or outdated representation in culture or religion frustrates me. Not only do I have to deal with Western stereotypes of women on a daily basis I have to swallow religious misconceptions people have about Muslim women and Asian cultural stereotypes. However after watching iisuperwomanii vlog channel rant I realised I wasn’t the only one who thought about these things.

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Beyonce’s lyrics and romance

Beyonce feminismMatrimony itself has only been a concern of Beyoncé’s music in recent years, especially since her marriage to Jay-Z. Prior to this, romantic afflictions still pervaded her music. Her first solo single, ‘Crazy in Love’ details the singer’s obsession with a male lover, leading her to act uncharacteristically. Both “Baby Boy” and ‘Naughty Girl’ contain similar lyrics and messages. In fact, the first solo album is named ‘Dangerously in Love.’

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