Today marks 100 years since women were granted the vote in Britain. To commemorate this centenary, we’ve put together an essential reading list of I.B.Tauris books covering the evolution of women’s position in British society.
In the wake of International Women’s Day 2016, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs picks two stand-out moments for celebrity culture and activism over the past year… As a celebrity studies scholar and one who is interested the representations of famous women in mainstream culture, when International Women’s Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on the past year …
Outside the narrow mainstream, a vibrant contemporary feminist cinema is thriving – and being celebrated – around the world. So why are we not paying enough attention? The headlines didn’t say ‘Iranian Women Conquer America’, but the Sundance success of Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s documentary Sonita certainly makes the case. Ghaem Maghami took the Grand Jury …
In her new book, Jacki Willson explores the anarchic nature and re-appropriation of fashion and femininity. Here, she considers the evolution of fashion as statement…
Mary Linwood (1755-1845), Hanging partridge, after a painting by Moses Haughton the elder, crewelwork embroidery, 62 x 72 cm, privately owned.
Revived by feminist movements in the 1970s, in 1975 the United Nations gave official sanction to, and began sponsoring, International Women’s Day, which is marked on 8th March every year.
Why is it some activists are revered and remembered, whilst others, who have also made significant contributions, are almost completely air-brushed out of history?
Marie Bashkirtseff (1859-84), Self-portrait, n.d., oil on canvas.
In November, the V&A in London will be hosting a two day conference dedicated to Roszika Parker’s landmark book The Subversive Stitch.
Yolanda López (born 1942), Portrait of the Artist as the Virgin of Guadalupe, 1978, oil pastel on paper, 81 x 61cm, Collection of the artist.
When engaging with queer theory, Dana Heller argues the catfight is able to move beyond simply luxuriating in the image of femininity as wanton eye candy.
100 years after Emily Wilding Davison lost her life at the Epsom Derby, the Suffragettes’ legacy lives on as modern day feminists continue to use the female body to confront depoliticisation.
The naked body remains a site of contestation, but what does it mean to be naked in public? Ukrainian feminist protest group FEMEN are making the question evermore complex.