Kimye Expects a Baby, World Gives a Crap

The world of reality TV is an odd one. Here in the UK, everyone’s is being very cautious with each other. No one wants to mention it to each other, but everyone has the horrible feeling they time-travelled in their sleep, because they turned on the TV the other day and Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, aka Speidi, are back on TV screens nationwide thanks to Celebrity Big Brother. “I don’t understand...” we all think to ourselves, searching the fac...

09 Jan 2013 16:30 GMT

Why People Need to Give Caitlin Moran a Break

Another week, another Twitter shitstorm involving Caitlin Moran – this time for her use of language in the opening paragraph of one of her recent Times columns. It was parodic, but no matter – it seems the woman can d...

09 Jan 2013 11:03 GMT

The Expiration Of The Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act (first passed in 1994), was recently up for reauthorization and thanks to the HeMan-Women-Haters-Club in the US House of Representatives, it is now expired. I’m going to say, before I go any further, that I will struggle throughout this piece to avoid an excessive use of expletives and textual symbols which denote actions like arm-waving, fist-pounding and h...

08 Jan 2013 12:00 GMT

The News Overreacts To 'Lewd' Queen Jokes

As you may have heard by now, there has been public upset and outrage (apparently) about a bawdy joke told on last week’s broadcast of Big Fat Quiz of the Year. Comedians Jack Whitehall and James Corden made crude jokes about the Queen and Prince Philip while watching footage of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations from earlier this year, prompting about 80 complaints to Ofcom according to The Times...

07 Jan 2013 14:00 GMT

The Feminist A - Z: B is for Bechdel Test

The 80s saw the dawn of some pretty rad stuff. In the next to last decade of the millennium we witnessed the birth of Keanu Reeves’ acting career; we were given Rainbow Brite and Popples; me and all the other Millennials were born; and feminism was given the Bechdel test.

02 Jan 2013 10:00 GMT

The Women Who Made 2012

We've already shared with you the men of 2012, and now, here are the women who the BitchBuzz team think made the year 2012 what it was.  Jessica Ennis Who didn’t fall in love with Jessica Ennis this year when she ran the 100 meter hurdles? God almighty. That woman single han...

31 Dec 2012 15:00 GMT

From Olympians to Presidents: The Men of 2012

Seeing as we'll be celebrating the women of 2012, I thought it was only fair to also honour the greatest men of the year – as voted for by the BitchBuzz team!  Here are our top picks... Barack Obama What a year Obama's had! He beat Mitt Romney to be re-elected president and we all cheered. He also stood up to ludicrous remarks by Todd Akin and other Republicans about rape and birth control, saying the following...

27 Dec 2012 10:00 GMT

Lottie: The 9 Year Old Fashion Doll

The perils of the Barbie doll are well known these days. She’s vapid, soaked in pink and lives with a permanent lipstick grin on her face. If you think she’s bad, the Bratz and Monster High dolls aren’t that much better. Characters that are obsessed with fashion, make up and boys aren’t exactly appropriate for young girls, right?

24 Dec 2012 13:15 GMT

2012: A Year in Feminist Rage

Another year has gone by and guess what? Patriarchy's still alive and kicking. While this isn't really the sort of cheery statement you want to spend the week leading up to Christmas thinking about, our collective dislike of sexism and woman-hating has inspired countless opportunities for action, trying to change the world, and, of course, feminist rage. 

21 Dec 2012 12:00 GMT

Newtown: This Must Never Happen Again

I found out about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School when I was on a Friday night train up to York. When I first logged into Twitter from my phone, I couldn’t quite understand what was going on -  the mass outpouring of panic and grief was overwhelmingly disorientating. Slowly, it began to dawn on me that something horrible had happened, and that it had happened at a school.

20 Dec 2012 10:31 GMT

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