Angus, thongs and the Perfect Patriarchy

Q: What does Sex and the City, Angus Thongs and Bridget Jones all have in common? A:  These popular texts normalise post-feminist gender anxieties so as to re-regulate young women by means of the language of personal choice.  Let me translate that. (This is not a joke to tell at a dinner party either.) IContinue reading “Angus, thongs and the Perfect Patriarchy”

Why we should all be too busy to write.

I love this photo. Of the two lovers, sat together in blissful harmony, not giving a toss about the photographer. They don’t smile sweetly, pretending to miss the people back at home that they’re writing the card to; rather,they stick it in their faces quite brashly and triumphantly, that they’re much ‘too busy to write.’ She’s probably just bought that fabulous hat somewhere down the promenade, and he’s probably wondering how quickly he can get it off.