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    Ava Max’s ‘Crazy Ex’: smashing or bolstering hetero-normative stereotypes surrounding women...

    "The persona that Max cultivates in these three videos is so overdone that it could be a cynical deconstruction of the ‘crazy’ stereotype, rather than a reinforcement of it. However, could the effect ultimately just be a reproduction of old misogynist tropes, changing nothing and possibly even fuelling the faithful old fire of patriarchy?"

    Reinvention: rethinking gender and race on stage

    "Marginalised actors should not just be shoehorned into pre-existing plays without any respect or provision for the stories they have to tell. To do so is to package diversity into commercially successful morsels that are digestible for largely white, middle-class audiences."

    I’ll Bark if I Want To: On Letting Women Be Angry

    So I say: let women be angry. Let us bark at men in the streets who catcall us, let us foam at the mouths when men tell us to smile more, let us hiss at those who deem our clothes 'too revealing.'

    Toxic mask-ulinity: What COVID-19 tells us about the cult of the...

    "How has a public health measure become a point of gender expression?"

    KitKat

    Lying down like an upset wine bottle, smeared across the floor

    Men more likely to travel during lockdown, says Oxford study

    The Oxford COVID-19 Impact monitor has found that men in the UK have moved more than their female counterparts in every age group, both...

    Are we blind to the need for blind casting?

    Perhaps the biggest debate surrounding ‘gender-blind and colour-blind’ casting (with which actors are cast regardless of the traditional race/gender of their role) is the...

    Queer Theory

    As we go into LGBT+ History Month, many figures throughout history - modern or not - are looked upon and celebrated, and rightly so....

    BRITs come in last place for gender equality

    The 40th edition of the BRIT Awards is fast approaching, and with it, concerns over the lack of female nominees in mixed-gender categories are...

    Mertonian U-Turn: college changes its policy on trans intersectionality

    Merton college has made a substantial U-Turn on its policy surrounding an upcoming discussion of “Perspectives on trans intersectionality”. On Wednesday, the College withdrew...