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Glasgow to become UK’s first ‘feminist city’

Councillors at Glasgow City Council have backed a motion from Green Cllr Holly Bruce which will see Glasgow putting women at the centre of all aspects of planning and design. This means infrastructure will be reconsidered with womens’ safety and mobility in mind. The motion states that it is “fundamental that women are central to […]

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Culture Film Reviews

Review: Catherine Called Birdy

Amazon Prime’s latest film release is Catherine Called Birdy, an adaptation of a well-loved children’s book which follows a young girl in Medieval England. Lena Dunham is the director and the writer of the film’s screenplay, a factor which honestly did make me hesitant to watch this film. Dunham is a controversial figure in pop […]

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Why is Hollywood so obsessed with female pain?

It’s a tale as old as time; what do Princess Diana, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, and even Shakespeare’s Ophelia have in common? They are all women who have been used and abused by those telling their stories, and who continue to be portrayed unsympathetically, without their consent. Well, now we can add Marilyn Monroe to […]

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Far from Right: The Rise of Women on the Right

It is a truth universally acknowledged (by all but the French) that Italians are never not fashionable. And it’s a truth so universal, in fact, that it seems they’re even on trend when it comes to their politics. Following last week’s election, there’s a new female world leader on the block in the form of […]

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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Awkward Sex Review

You may find Awkward Sex a truly awkward experience.

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Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: The Beatles Were a Boyband Review

Highly emotional, this striking and well-performed show was alarmingly reminiscent, powerfully putting into words many of the thoughts and feelings that living as a young woman has produced in the past few years…making this the show to see in its limited run this year.

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Fringe 2022: Godot is a Woman Review

It’s 2022 and we are still waiting… Or are we? Eighth in line, anxiously crowded around a telephone, three suited and booted clowns are waiting, but not for Godot.   In 1952, the influential Irish playwright, Samuel Beckett, specified only men could play the two central roles, Vladimir and Estragon, in his most famous play, Waiting […]

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Comedy Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Bloody Difficult Women Review

The piece is not afraid to highlight how politicians often refuse to go against the grain, or to refuse to do what is right for the greater good, because of a fear of losing control. Bloody Difficult Women is a must watch show.