‘Self-pity’ is not a weakness in survivors, Stephen Fry. It shows courage.
Molly Ackhurst

‘Self-pity’ is not a weakness in survivors, Stephen Fry. It shows courage.

So. Stephen Fry…The name alone could be loaded with a trigger warning, but oh how some would protest if it were. To give a brief back story – last week Fry appeared on ‘The Rubin Report’, a self entitled “politically incorrect talk show about big ideas”, to talk about campus free speech, safe spaces and trigger … Continue reading

Jessica Swale’s ‘Blue stockings’at Shakespeare’s Globe; Entertaining, Educational, Feminist Theatre.
Kate Crudgington

Jessica Swale’s ‘Blue stockings’at Shakespeare’s Globe; Entertaining, Educational, Feminist Theatre.

‘The barbarous custom to breed women low is grown general amongst us, and has prevailed so far, that it is verily believed…that Women are not endued with such Reason, as Men; nor capable of improvement by Education, as they are…’ Bethsua Makin (1673) The above is a quote printed in my Blue Stockings programme. The … Continue reading

Dead white males
Kate Every

Dead white males

By Kate Every A modern English Literature degree. A “flexible and wide-ranging course”, just, you know, without anything written by women or non-white Europeans. Two years into a literature degree I’m constantly confronted with issues of difference as categorized by feminism or post-colonial studies, but somehow a programme that teaches the importance of these literary … Continue reading