At times like this it feels like everyone is put here purely to piss me off; sat in the “quiet” coach on a train to Birmingham, where no one on in the fucking coach is being quiet. I am now adding to that and pissing other people off as my super long red false nails are tap tap tapping on the keyboard. Im trying to make it not, but they are just too long. The couple several rows behind are alternately kissing and the man reading some bollocks aloud to the girl as if she is some mental retard. A status which is confirmed by her ridiculous comments and random, raucous laughter. Two rows ahead of me is a woman, presumably a single parent, with two ginger kids. I have no problem with gingers. But kids in the “quiet” coach? Whos dumb idea is that? Did they book those tickets… Read More "December 23rd 2007"
What do you women today have to fight against? What is the enemy? Radical feminists would suggest it is the daily pornographic representations of women that can be seen on any shelf of your local newsagent. That these representations of women are suggested to cause violence towards women. The less radical amoung us may feel a starting point is the overly sexualized culture in general. I feel that may be what I have to fight against. But I am a very sexual person and would be hypocritical to suggest that women don’t want to be seen sexually. I want to be able to dress how I want, sexy, plain, dykie, slutty, and not have to be difining my sexuality through these outfits. I want to be able to have sex with who ever I want without men thinking that if I happen to look in their direction or accidently make… Read More "What do you women today have to fight against?"
Introduction. In the 21st century feminism is seen as no longer relevant to most young women. In this paper I will be exploring feminism in the 21st century and its influence on young female artists. I will initially look at the contributing factors that have created a feminist backlash and how feminism has moved on under its influence. I will be focusing on the generation of women defined by Third Wave Feminism, those born in the mid 1960s to mid 1970s. I will also look at the current cultural climate in which young people have grown up and the effect this had on them. I will then go on to investigate how feminist attitudes and pop culture have influenced young female artists. I will be looking specifically at two artists from the Third Wave generation. I am hoping to find out how young women are reacting to and dealing with… Read More "Feminism and Female Artists in The 21st Century"