Category: feminism

On Frida Kahlo: Forging her own identity

Her value is not in her stupendous auction prices, but in her hard-won road to artistic greatness 18 November 2021 | Guardian Editorial | The Guardian A late self-portrait…

Mexico: Top court decriminalization of abortion hailed as ‘watershed moment’

The decision in the world’s second-biggest Roman Catholic country means that courts can no longer prosecute abortion cases. Photo: A woman holds up a banner which reads “My…

And then she tried ‘period pants…’

Previously a niche, expensive product, period knickers are now readily available on the UK high street. Women explain why they are turning their backs on single-use pads and…

Gertrude Stein’s memoir of the ‘lost generation’

Photo: Gertrude Stein, 1934. Photographer: Carl Van Vechten An interesting, if somewhat overly critical look at Gertrude Stein and her The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas. Personally I…

Sylvia Plath: Will the poet always be defined by her death?

(Image credit: Alamy) Since Sylvia Plath died in 1963, she’s been turned into a crudely tragic symbol. As she inspires more biographies, will we ever get closer to the…

Obituary: Haunani-Kay Trask – Hawai’ian poet, activist (71)

Photo: Haunani-Kay Trask in an undated photo. As a professor, poet and activist, she pushed for the recognition of Hawaii’s Indigenous people. “I am not soft, I am not…

Obituary: John Sacret Young, ‘China Beach’ co-creator and ‘West Wing’ writer (75)

217 June 2021 | Steve Marble | Los Angeles Times John Sacret Young, a writer and director who gave TV viewers a hellish portrait of warfare and its…

Photo Essay: The Women of Venice Discover Boating

Photo: Boating instructor Marta Canino steers her way through the canals of Venice with her student Sara. Photo: Giacomo Sini Boating has been a pastime for men for…

Study: Women have become more ‘sexually fluid’

Photo: Over time, language has evolved to recognise women as sexually non-binary (Credit: Getty Images) 15th June 2021 | Jessica Klein | BBC The way we think about…

Avant-garde makeup artist explores the changing face of women

Photo: The COVID-19 crisis turned out to be an opportunity for Saudi avant-garde makeup artist Salwa Koshak. (Supplied) 05 June 2021 | DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR | Arab News JEDDAH:…

Hannah Wilke’s work laid bare at the Pulitzer Art Foundation

Photo: A detail from Hannah Wilke’s Intra-Venus Triptych “Marilyn Monroe” (1992-93) © 2021 Scharlatt Family, Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights…

French mayor convicted of rape still running town from cell

Georges Tron. This week’s municipal council meeting opened with his team reading aloud a letter sent from his cell with instructions about the town’s budget. Photograph: Geoffroy van der…

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