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Rosie The Riveter – Style Saturday

Today’s theme on The Arcade is GIRL POWER and what better icon to represent girl power than Rosie the Riveter? The ‘We Can Do It!’ poster and the cultural icon Rosie the Riveter (representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II) were combined to form what we today see as […]

ReRead: We Should All Be Feminists

Last  International Women’s Day I was in the mood to read something timely and  We Should All Be Feminists by Chimananda Ngozi Adichie certainly suggested itself.  So picked up my copy and, with a view to publishing my thoughts in a similarly timely and exuberant fashion, re “read the situation from the front to that back”. The […]

Beyond Refrigerators I

Once upon a time, in a land far far away… Or rather, a while back in the real world, the people began to notice a disturbing pattern popping up in fictional stories. Female characters kept being killed off or tortured in gratuitously shocking ways, called “fridging” after one rather infamous example. Not just another lazy […]