pop culture

Pop Culture’s Love Affair with Feminism

Feminism has undoubtedly now become an integral part of pop culture, whether we’re willing to accept it or not. But it seems that feminism just can’t win. Back in the 80’s, the f-word was associated with women who were inaccurately stereotyped as being aggressive, undesirable and masculine. Nowadays, with celebs …

James Bond: Spy, Misogynist, Alpha Male?

When Daniel Craig criticised the character of James Bond in 2015, labelling him a ‘misogynist’ from whom audiences could learn ‘nothing’, he offered an opportunity to reflect upon a character who is at once a British icon and doubtless the world’s most beloved (fictional) spy. Craig elsewhere told Esquire that he …

The West Wing Taught Me Everything I Know About US Politics

I consider myself quite knowledgeable in politics and in particular I’m fascinated by elections. Whilst ours are full of drama and shi*t slinging, no electoral system is more ridiculous than that of the United States. The way the campaigns are run, from the split parties to that fact that anyone …