Yearly Archives: 2019

10 Great Feminist Movies – Part 1

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Each film in this list is fictional, portrays female protagonists, and was made by women. Each is also all about the concept of liberation. Many great films exist that show woman who are living under male order and patriarchal law. The following, however, focuses on the celebration of women. The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928) It’s a fact, however unrecognisable, that women have played a key role in the history of filmmaking. Not unlike the Suffragettes, whose activism was only recorded in the news in the early 20th century, women were also activists in the world of film.The Seashell and the Clergyman was an adaption of a book of the […]

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The History of International Women’s Day

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Each year on the 8th of March, International Women’s Day is celebrated to commemorate the role that women play in our everyday lives. The occasion may have begun as a political stance in a bid to secure women’s rights but it’s since evolved into something much more. It’s now a true recognition of women’s struggles and a celebration of their battle to overcome those struggles, as well as a constant striving for liberalisation and independence. Each individual country adds its own cultural flavour to the occasion as an expression of their honour and affection for women everywhere. Women’s Day dates back all the way to 1909 when the first celebration […]

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