Arts, Contemporary

Amanda Palmer and the ‘Rebellyon’: Sexism in the Music Industry

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

20th century, Humanities

Iris Marion Young : A ‘new look’ female bodily experience

By Lauren Steyn Throughout history, the image of women has undeniably been that of 'the Other'; with the female form long associated with fragility, sex, birth, age and flesh. Iris Marion Young (1949-2006), a leading political philosopher and feminist theorist, explored the female body from an experiential point of view and so sought to fill… Continue reading Iris Marion Young : A ‘new look’ female bodily experience