Feminism

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Yingluck Shinawatra is a woman – and it doesn’t matter

Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra is Thailand’s first female prime-minister. She has a difficult job to do. Claire Porthouse reports.

Thailand has just achieved the feminist milestone of its first female prime minister – and finally the media coverage has its priorities right.

Having a female leader is a milestone in feminist terms. In fighting for equal rights for women, most feminists would also fight for an equal chance to have a female leader as they would a male one. Much of the coverage about the US elections that brought Barack Obama into power Continue reading

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The Philistine, the Fundamentalists and the Feminist

Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook: An unlikely cause of religious debate

Kelly Brook’s “Lynx” adverts have prompted an unlikely debate after two Muslim youths were prosecuted for vandalising one such Lynx advert featuring Brook. Leaping into the debate are the cultural Philistines, fundamentalist Muslims and feminists: But it is the conservative response which is needed, writes Charles Brickdale.

Every now and then an event takes place on the fringes of the news which casts a helpful light on larger issues.

To reverse the message of Pieter Brueghel’s painting of Icarus’ death, Continue reading

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