Angela Merkel and The Wake of Political Non-Feminism

[Versión bilingüe] Angela Merkel and The Wake of Political Non-Feminism In response to “The World’s Most Powerful Woman Won’t Call Herself a Feminist”   Postfeminism? It seems paradoxical that Angela Merkel, “the world’s most powerful woman”, does not identify as a feminist. However, to assume the title of “feminist” demands acknowledgement of ongoing systemic inequality, … Continue reading Angela Merkel and The Wake of Political Non-Feminism

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Las Sinsombrero: Las mujeres de la Generación del 27

Cuando hablamos de la Generación del 27, estamos haciendo referencia a toda una generación de autores sin la cual es imposible comprender el arte y la cultura contemporánea de nuestro país. En el ámbito literario nombres como Federico García Lorca, Rafal Alberti, Manuel Altolaguirre o Pedro Salinas nos vienen de inmediato a la cabeza, o … Continue reading Las Sinsombrero: Las mujeres de la Generación del 27

Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace

[Versión bilingüe] In this week’s literary review I wanted to analyse Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace, since —beside it being a brilliant book, actually the author’s greatest masterpiece in my opinion— everyone is going to be talking about it from now on. Why is that? Because a six-part miniseries based on it was released on … Continue reading Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace

Virginia Woolf: The Years / Los años

[Versión bilingüe] Although now The Years (1937) does not seem to be as well-known as other novels written by Virginia Woolf (such as The Waves or Orlando), it was actually the most popular one during her lifetime — even though it received very mixed reviews. Her second-to-last novel, before she wrote Between the Acts in … Continue reading Virginia Woolf: The Years / Los años

PERIOD.

[Versión bilingüe] Let’s get to the point. L’Orèal Paris has created a program called “Women of Worth", which honours women who volunteer in their communities and empower other women, giving away money for them to start their project. Thanks to this program, Nadya Okamoto was able to fund back in 2014 a organization called PERIOD. when … Continue reading PERIOD.

A Must: Insecure (HBO)

[Versión bilingüe] HBO is known for takings risks and backing series that tell stories different from the conventional dramas and rom-coms, with characters that do not fit in the rigid white upper-middle-class heteropatriarchal canons. Right now, everyone is talking about the ending of the iconic show Girls (Lucía has written an article about it) and … Continue reading A Must: Insecure (HBO)

8-M: Por todas ellas

Para hablar del 8 de marzo y del Día Internacional de la Mujer podríamos empezar hablando de Lisístrata, que empezó una huelga sexual contra los hombres para poner fin a la guerra o de la Revolución Francesa, en la que las mujeres de París participaron de manera activa. En los ‘’Cahiers de doleances’’ (Cuadernos de … Continue reading 8-M: Por todas ellas

Girls finale… Freedom finale? / El final de Girls… ¿El final de la libertad?

[Versión bilingüe] Two weeks ago the show Girls premiered its sixth and last season. After five years, the show that has made an impact on so many women, all of them in different stages of their lives, has to say goodbye. For many people this tv show seemed obscene, depicting not so “elegant” women with their lives … Continue reading Girls finale… Freedom finale? / El final de Girls… ¿El final de la libertad?