women’s representation

Women talk about making noise

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012's Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October about DIY feminist efforts to counter this ...

Are you writing in permanent marker?

What happens when a brilliant feminist blog gets deleted, or an online magazine disappears? The Women's Library is ensuring that as many resources as possible leave a more permanent mark through the British Library Web Archive, Inderbir Bhullar explains ...

We are the 49%?

A collaborative blog post by Helen, Jess, Philippa and zohra about yesterday's Occupation of the London Stock Exchange, and the decision to ask Julian Assange to speak. ...

Briseis in Troy and Stockholm syndrome

Far from being a feisty embodiment of female empowerment, Briseis in Wolfgang Petersen's Troy seems more of a victim in a Stockholm syndrome-type relationship. LucindaE traces how the ancient 'war prize' story has been transformed into a consensual romantic arrangement to please contemporary audiences ...

Miss Representation

Miss Representation is a documentary about the way the US media portrays women. It just premiered at Sundance, no word on when it might be released here. Looks ...