#afeministtakeon: rebellion – @lip_mag


It’s on the list. Rosie Hunt on lipmag: Rebellion is a historical drama that puts women at the centre of the action. The five-part mini series premiered earlier this year, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, and is still available on Netflix for subscribers to binge-watch at their leisure. The series begins in 1914, […]

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#afeministtakeon: The Fall


According to Sophia Softky on bitch mag, The Fall* subverts traditional gender roles in crime dramas. Examples (and spoilers for S2) below. Also, reading this about The Fall (because, holy smokes, it was good!), it’s hard to imagine Dornan playing that godawful Christen Grey. I’m trying not to think about it too much. There is a moment halfway through season […]

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#afeministtakeon: Black Mirror: White Christmas

Awareness of stalking is increasing, but so are the tools with which the crime can be committed. Spoilers ahead (though if you haven’t seen Brooker’s 2014 Xmas special, Black Mirror: White Christmas then you need to get on that) so read on only if you have/ or won’t bother. The piece speculates that many women would appreciate and welcome the […]

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#afeministtakeon: lip magazine’s review of #50Shades

“The film is at best pedestrian and uninspiring and at worst a meandering love story with incredibly boring leads.” Another review of #50shades and its dreadfulness. It includes an interesting aside, however, on the amount of unpicking these books/ this film have receive and asks if that is because it was popular amongst women rather than men. (FWIW, I’m thinking […]

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#afeministtakeon: #50ShadesofAbuse: Fifty Shades of Consent


Another excellent piece. This time about consent. On genderfocus: What is consent? How does one give consent? Where is the line between consent and coercion? In the book Fifty Shades of Grey, billionaire Christian Grey has no direct power over graduating university student Anastasia Steele. She doesn’t work for him, she’s not going to work for him; he has no […]

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