Episode #2: Women’s Bodies, Part II
WHAT WOMEN WEAR: On performative scruffiness, feminist selfies and what women wear to parliament. Or: pantsuits, pussy-bow blouses and Frida Kahlo.
- Laura Beers Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2016). Read more about Dr Laura Beers’ work and research here and follow her on Twitter at @Fiery_Particle.
- Betty Boothroyd: the first woman to serve as Speaker in the House of Commons, 1992-2002, she was a Labour MP for West Bromwich/West Bromwich West 1973-2000. Read more about her here.
- Harriet Harman’s autobiography, A Woman’s Work, was published by Penguin in 2017. Read Emma’s review for the LSE Review of Books here;
- Homosociality is a description of the non-romantic bonds that develop between individuals of the same sex, e.g. within single-gender organisations. The conference Emma attended in Oxford was ‘Beyond Between Men’ – organised by Dr Rachel E Moss. You can read Rachel’s conference report here and follow her on Twitter at @menysnoweballes;
- The Prince of Wales check (or, as traditionalists would call it, the Glen Urquhart plaid);
- Emma used to study and teach at Birkbeck, University of London. She recommends it;
- Charlotte quoted from Susan Harlan’s ‘Poem on the End of the Academic Semester’:
- Emma mentioned this blogpost by Swedish journalist Rebecka Åhlund, whose neighbour in Hackney advised her against gold teeth;
- In Place of Strife – the White Paper on trade union regulations that ended Barbara Castle's opportunity to become Britain's first female prime minister - a brief introduction from the National Archives.
- Theresa May and Frida Kahlo: here's Dr Deborah Shaw in the Conversation on that bracelet; please send us your thoughts!
- Madeleine Albright and her pins;
- Bim Adewunmi’s tweets about Theresa May/Frida Kahlo:
- Yarl's Wood: Amelia Gentleman, '"What crime have I committed to be held like this?' Inside Yarl's Wood' The Guardian 3 March 2015;
- Feminist selfies: Charlotte mentions Bridget Minamore's #selfiesasfeministpraxis hashtag. Follow Bridget on Twitter @bridgetminamore and read more about her at bridgetminamore.com. Read Professor Peggy Phelan's take on the selfie as a feminist act here;
- See what we look like (and how Emma hides her face...) on our 'About' page.
- Charlotte recommends Double Love – the podcast on the Sweet Valley High books by Anna Carey and Karyn Moynihan. Listen via Headstuff; follow on Twitter @svhpodcast
- Emma recommends Reasons to be Cheerful – the podcast by Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd on good ideas that could save us all (plus indiscreet Westminster anecdotes). Listen via Libsyn; follow on Twitter @CheerfulPodcast.
NEXT EPISODE: WOMEN AND WORK
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