Revisiting The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath is the woman that I’m embarrassed to write about in my degree in case I’m judged as a clichéd mentally ill English student. It’s remarkable how much this embarrassment misses the point of The Bell Jar. It is an incredible book that shows how the protagonist’s experience of sexism contributes to her breakdown. […]

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Review: Playhouse Creatures

Playhouse Creatures by April de Angelis is a show played by five actresses playing five actresses. Directed by Charlotte Vickers, the point of the performance seemed to be performing performance. Therefore, any further comments on the play are simultaneously comments on the acting and the acting of acting. Phew. But all this meta-ness only augments […]

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“This House believes that Islam is incompatible with gender equality”

Amid ongoing international outrage over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls by the extreme Islamist group Boko Haram, the House considered the controversial questions of Islam and gender on Thursday evening. The debate was delayed by an unsuccessful attempt to remove librarian-elect Mehrunissa Sajjad from her post. After surviving this attempted impeachment, Sajjad opened […]

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Come down to the lady garden…

Lady Garden is a three-woman art exhibition staged in the unconventional setting of Kiss Bar on Park End Street. Against the backdrop of a nightclub (functioning bar included) Ruskin School of Art students Angeli Bhose, Ruth Spencer Jolly and Lu Williams present sculpture, film, sound art, digital collage, drawing and photography. With tongue firmly in cheek, the […]

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Suit Up

As I flicked through the latest issue of Glamour, I fell upon a photo of Jessica Biel wearing a suit matching her husband Justin Timberlake’s, at the premiere of his new film, Runner Runner last September.  At this point my friend looked over my shoulder and laughed as he asked me in astonishment, “Why isn’t […]

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Celebrations for Wadham’s women

An all-women’s dinner is due to be held at Wadham to mark the 40th anniversary of the college being open to female students. The decision comes as a result of a motion passed unanimously at an SU (equivalent to a JCR) meeting last Sunday, with no objections raised. According to the motion, all female students, […]

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Graduating straight into a glass ceiling

Gender Equality. These are the words playing on the lips of an ever-increasing amount of Oxford students. Indeed, as a former committee chair of OUSU’s Women’s Campaign and now newly-elected Women’s Campaign Officer, I have had the pleasure of watching and participating in this fourth wave feminist movement, which, thanks to social media, among other […]

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Bey-yond Amazing

Given that this year brought us many exciting debuts, alongside Yeezus, Overgrown and I’ll grudgingly say Magna Carta, it’s certainly been a huge challenge to stand out in 2013. Fortunately, this is a task which means absolutely nothing to King Bey. On the 13th of December, she sent the internet into frenzy by releasing a […]

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