I Need Feminism

Three things happened today that made me think about gender. The title of this post was inspired by a brilliant tumblr on this subject — but more of that, later, after a bit of ranting and some cultural analysis. Firstly, I stopped following someone on Twitter. (Bear with, as Sally Phillips, would say: this post […]

‘Little Boxes’

(H/T to THE for bringing these lyrics to my attention. Yes, it must be time for my annual Times Higher Education plug: it’s brilliant! Buy it!!! Ahem.) In 1962, Malvina Reynolds wrote a protest song called ‘Little Boxes’. At first glance, it seems like quite a simple — even childlike — set of lyrics; on closer […]