“Real equality is when women have the right to be as drunk and stupid as men.” Jessica Valenti, 24th October, guardianonline. It’s no wonder young women don’t identify with feminism when it’s dressed in this kind of unattractive, clumsy costume. Forcing equality, kicking and screaming, into the same ballpark as date rape, is the intellectual …

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“I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything.” Miley Cyrus, BBC Newsbeat. Let’s not be under any illusion here. Miley Cyrus is a hardworking, savvy businesswoman who knows precisely what she needs to do to maximise her earning potential. But she …

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There are few news outlets at the moment who aren’t filling countless column inches with opinions, reviews and essays on the cinematic and literary phenomenons that are Twilight & 50 Shades Of Grey. Hell, it’s hard not to. Interestingly though, alongside claims that female stars front and centre equal a positive shift towards a more …

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Two months after Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison for performing a punk prayer in a Moscow cathedral, the music community has issued it’s first riposte. Whether NY art collective MEN, featuring Le Tigre’s JD Samson, will be invited to perform ‘Let Them Out Or Let Me In’ in the same cathedral …

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Image: REUTERS/Andy Clark. Chelsea O’Reilly. Taking part in her first stock car race at the age of fourteen. Because feminism is about women expressing themselves in a way that is truly natural to them, and not being confined to narrow stereotypes of femininity imposed upon them by others. Or alternatively… YOU GO GIRL!

Images: femen.livejournal.com. If you’re a European leader with a misogynistic agenda, the chances are you’re going to be receiving a surprise visit from FEMEN at some point in the future. You know that being photographed fighting with a naked woman is not going to be the best publicity for your cause. But how do you …

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