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Why I don’t think feminists protesting at the Suffragette premiere is something to praise

It was all over the news recently; a group of feminists held a protest during the red carpet event for the newly released drama Suffragette. The group,¬†who were allegedly protesting against domestic violence against women, threw themselves onto the red carpet and laid there in protest, basically throwing a childish tantrum at an otherwise classy event. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the hardships that … Continue reading Why I don’t think feminists protesting at the Suffragette premiere is something to praise

Girls, My Mad Fat Diary and Melissa McCarthy; are Attitudes Towards Women in the Media Changing?

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There’s been a sudden and very noticeable change in the representations of women in the media recently, highlighted by two recent TV shows ‘Girls’ and ‘My Mad Fat Diary’. Successful comedian Melissa McCarthy has also become a big deal in the world of Hollywood after standing out in 2011 comedy Bridesmaids as unconventional Megan.
Do I spy a change in the attitude towards women and body image in the media?

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