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Lauren Mayberry slams the misogynistic trolls

CHVRCHES lead singer Lauren Mayberry has spoken out about online misogyny again during an interview on Channel 4 in the UK.

Mayberry, who is 27, recently featured in the band’s new video for its single… 472 more words


Serena Williams Tells Us How She Really Feels About Maria Sharapova Making More Money Than Her

The New York Times recently profiled Serena Williams for a about Williams’ impact on tennis, her legacy of Black Excellence, and how she has managed to triumph in a world that wasn’t meant for her to succeed while still remaining her authentic self. 339 more words

Radio One

I Eat Cake Because I Like It

I’ve been a bit remiss in posting, apologies! I’m working on finishing my M.A. (due Tuesday, eep!) and just started an internship so I’ve been busy – not to mention my spontaneous surprise trip home to NYC for the weekend. 497 more words

Because that’s what women do: the dangers of stereotypes in kids’ toys

I’ve found some troubling gender stereotypes in the Playmobil range of toys. I love Playmobil: I had lots of their toys as a kid, and still enjoy them with my niece and nephews. 2,248 more words


You're not nineteen forever

I turn 20 tomorrow. I can finally wave goodbye to my teenage years.

Being a teenage girl is hard and involves some quite tough life lessons. 816 more words


Macklemore's joyous, upbeat anthem marred by sexism, racial stereotypes of women of colour

Macklemore, amazingly outspoken proponent of marriage equality has dropped the ball. Minutes ago, his latest video, for “Downtown”, was posted on Facebook. I clicked, expecting something fun with a good beat. 287 more words

Digital Humanities

Straight Outta Compton: Exposing The Sexism In Hip Hop

When Straight Outta Compton was released on August 14, 2015, I picked up my phone, texted my boyfriend, and told him we absolutely had to see the movie. 545 more words