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Monday 19 December 2016

the radical power of hysteria

Aayushi Talwar
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I’m sitting in my room listening to Girlpool. My bed is warm and Alfie, my cat, is curled up in my arms, making my bed even warmer. I lit a candle earlier but the scent wasn’t as strong as I had hoped – everything just smells burnt. I want to talk about hysteria. It’s a…
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Thursday 3 October 2013

lip lit: constance

Margot McGovern
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In its opening sentence—‘My name is Constance Schuyler Klein’—and its title, Patrick McGrath’s Constance declares itself a narrative concerned with identity, although an identity that is anything but stable. Constance is a young woman living in Manhattan and working as an editor in the 1960s. She has recently married an English professor several years her…
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Sunday 3 June 2012

the vintage trend: good vibrations

Clare O'Connor
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If you thought the ‘Rampant Rabbit’ was a modern gal’s pal, then think again! The vibrator has been around since the turn of the century! The electric vibrator was introduced in 1902 and thus began the broad marketing of vibrators to the masses.  Considering how strict cultural codes were for women in the Victorian period,…
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Sunday 18 March 2012

(sex)uality: next stop, masturbation station

Sara Berndt

We are growing up in a world leaving us sexually fucked. The media, pornography and the fashion industry all tell us that we need to be sex toys. They tell us we want to be having lots of casual sex with lots of men. They tell us this will make us feel empowered. However, we…
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