Lorraine Smith

Fashion and gender

Androgynous trends come and go, but high-street fashion remains for the most part strictly divided into womenswear and menswear. Lorraine Smith searches for an alternative ...
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The ‘Right’ Time for Motherhood?

Some women are attacked for being 'too old' to have children (selfish!), some for being 'too young' (irresponsible!), and yet others for choosing to remain childfree (even more selfish!). Lorraine Smith discusses recent press coverage of pregnancy and women's choices. ...
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Hollywood Women

Lorraine Smith ponders the role of women in film-making. What will it take for women to be accepted behind the camera - and how long will it be before a womans win the Academy Award for Best Director? ...
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The Feminist Minefield?

Lorraine Smith doesn't think feminism is incompatible with a penchant for pornography. She argues that the industry is finally beginning to benenfit women, both as participants and viewers. ...
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Driven to Distraction

Men assume that women know nothing about cars, but increasingly these days they couldn't be more wrong. Lorraine Smith insists she, and many other women, know a lot more about cars than the colour. ...
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Ball breaking? Coming out of the feminism closet.

A recent survey by the Equal Opportunities commission was used by the media to brand feminism as "outmoded and unpopular." Lorraine Smith conducts her own survey, and wonders whether feminism needs an image overhaul before people would be willing to embrace the term. Could we draft Kylie in to help? ...