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Why International Women’s Day should be celebrated all year long

March 8 marked the annual celebration of International Women’s Day. More than a hundred years ago, feminist movements emerged all over the globe, with 1911 being the first year to…

Introducing Sylvia Plath for International Women’s Day

Content warning: suicide mention and mention of mental illness Sylvia Plath remains today one of the most influential and noteworthy women in literature, her fiercely emotional poetry holding a disconcerting…

International Women’s Day: A Vindication of the Rights of Women

“My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures.” Mary Wollstonecraft’s words speak volumes even today about the treatment of women in society and…

Books to read while celebrating International Women’s Day

With women writers dominating the list of top ten best-selling authors of 2017 in the UK according to the Guardian, it is clear that female authors are shaping the current…

International Women’s Day: all girls to the front

Music editors Mia and Verity discuss their ultimate female musical inspirations Amy Winehouse By Verity Loughlin @verityrose_ Amy Winehouse was one of the most iconic artists of the noughties. Her…

Women of the world: culture’s most heroic characters

Image courtesy of Toni Frissel. While not many would dispute that, even by modern standards, the public and creative sphere is still a man’s world, there is no doubt that…

An intersectional International Women’s Day

We opened the week on March 8 with International Women’s Day. A holiday originally founded to support the goals of the international feminist movement towards gender equality, today IWD is…