Authors Posts by Mary Reader

Mary Reader


Interview: Reni Eddo-Lodge

Mary Reader talks to Reni Eddo-Lodge about equality and liberation

Interview: Sama Dizayee

Mary Reader talks to Sama Dizayee about media bias, the power of writing and the future of Iraq

Debate: should there be exclusionary zones for abortion clinics?

Mary Reader and Kayleigh Tompkins debate whether exclusionary zones outside abortion clinics should be legal

Breastfeeding, facesitting & patriarchal control

Mary Reader argues that the concept of 'appropriateness' is a patriarchal tool used to control women's freedom of action

The insensitivity of the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert

Mary Reader argues that the Sainsbury's Christmas advert is just another example of the commodification of warfare in our society

The stories that rule the world

Mary Reader ponders the importance of storytelling in society and fears the inordinate power one story can have when not challenged by others

Wimbledon and the Male Gaze

Mary Reader discusses the media's treatment of women in Wimbledon, both on and off the pitch


India’s legalisation of gay sex is India’s success, not the West’s

Western coverage of India's overturning of Section 377 was at best uninformed and at worst insulting

The Art of Small Talk

At the beginning of October a hormonal mass of teens, infused with adrenalin and trepidation, will descend on Oxford for a week of clumsy...

The ‘Brideshead Revisited’ reputation haunting Oxford

Is there any truth in the fictional portrayals of the University?

Oxford grad launches new access initiative

The new organisation aims to connect disadvantaged students with Oxbridge mentors

Which TV show has the best intro music?

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but what about a show by its intro?