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 […]
The recent news of an underage hacker being imprisoned for terrorising several women has sparked a lot of things in my mind. Of course, online terrorism is bad, and you have to sincerely wonder how someone could be so amoral as to ruin the life of a perfect stranger over nothing. But the real thing that […]
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 […]
Feminism began simply by taking seriously the revolutionary notion that women are human, yet it has continued to evolve into so much more. At its core, modern feminism is a philosophical movement that attempts to identify the origins of our assumptions and test them for truth.
No Man Is An Island Well, except when he’s having a bath. An adult male may not be a landmass surrounded by water, but we all begin life as tiny human babies blank even of language, and we spend a lifetime building our world from the ground up. Childhood is a never-ending quest for […]
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 […]