From: email@example.com Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 5:49 PM To: Charlotte Fischer, Katya Behrens Subject: Erotic Capital Dear Katja and Charlotte, Thank you very much for agreeing to take part in our Bluestocking's latest email discussion! In Erotic Capital: The Power of Attractiveness in the Boardroom and Bedroom, sociologist Catherine Hakim argues that since women's… Continue reading Discussion: Should we embrace ‘erotic capital’?
By Monika Kreile That heroines of The Golden Notebook (first published in 1962i) are not paradigms of ’liberated’ women is an often-stated fact in criticisms of the novel. However, to ponder whether, and to what extent, the weaknesses of her heroines are intentionally inserted by Lessing or reflect Lessing's own state of feminist (un)consciousness is… Continue reading Golden Notebook, golden ladies? Image and self-image in Doris Lessing’s unwilling ’feminist Bible’.
The 1990s, some might agree, were something of a golden age for feminist rock music – the emergence of the ‘riot grrl’ genre spear-headed by musicians such as Kathleen Hannah of Bikini Kill symbolised something of a perfect marriage between the anger and energy of punk and the D.I.Y. aesthetic of the grunge movement. Sadly,… Continue reading Amanda Palmer and the ‘Rebellyon’: Sexism in the Music Industry
By Mathura Umachandran In the 44th US presidential election, gender politics constituted a vital stimulus for debate. From Senator Clinton's stand for the Democratic Nomination, through to Senator McCain's controversial choice of running mate in Sarah Palin and the high profile role that Michelle Obama played in her husband's campaign, women were dynamic and influential… Continue reading Germaine Greer – Feminist Icon of the Twentieth Century?