Contact invites you to reach for the stars (in search of your own orgasm)
STARS: An Afrofuturist Space Odyssey comes to Contact as part of its UK tour
Review: Opera North – The Cunning Little Vixen
Welcome to the forest: Opera North’s performance of Janáček’s political opera The Cunning Little Vixen was nothing short of brilliant
Redefining “The Safe Space”: Black Girls’ Space
Black Girl’s Space disproves orthodox notions of what safe spaces are, and what they achieve
International Women’s Day 2023
What’s going on for International Women’s Day, find out here:
Women Talking review: An act of female imagination
Women Talking shows us what women living in a rural religious community will decide when faced with the future of their survival
Extraordinary review: superpowers and quarter-life crises
Extraordinary shows us a world where everyone has a superpower, except our protagonist Jen.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover review: Steamy, stylish, and slow
Netflix’s latest adaption of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover is steamy, stylish, and slow
Book references in Taylor Swift’s songs: Lyrical masterpieces
Taylor Swift has dominated the music industry for over ten years. She has ten original award-winning studio albums, with her most recent one, Midnights, breaking Spotify records. Swift’s love of books is no secret, especially when considering the many books she has recommended over the years. This includes Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, recently […]
“Whose streets? Our streets” chants echo during Reclaim the Night
This years Reclaim the Night protest saw hundreds of students marching from Fallowfield to the Students’ Union in protest against gender-based violence
She Said review: Exposing Harvey Weinstein
A tense and emotional portrayal of the New York Times investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s allegations that ignited the #MeToo movement
Empowerment through language: Stop putting yourself down
With Reclaim the Night in mind, the Lifestyle section has decided to unpack how the language we use to address ourselves and others has the power to change our outlook from self-doubt to self-confidence
The politician, the media, and her wardrobe
The gender of female MPs is still a source of criticism that their male counterparts have never been subjected to
Is it time to reclaim Reclaim the Night?
Reclaim the Night is a vital event but sometimes the language used surrounding it can have the opposite effect of its intent
“When I say I’m a virgin, no one believes me”: The Sisterhood of Mustang
Mustang stunningly captures a notion of female unity, it is distinctive in its relevancy to contemporary feminist movements
The ‘feminist icons’ who have betrayed feminists
Adam Levine, Ned Fulmer, Rex Orange County: What did these three men do to betray feminism and how can we prevent this from occurring again?
Malena and the male gaze
As part of The Mancunion’s Reclaim the Night coverage, we take a look at Giuseppe Tornatore’s Malena through the lense of female solidarity
Revisiting Jacqueline Wilson: Traumatic or trailblazing?
In recent years, Jacqueline Wilson and her books have become a topic of dispute and controversy. From death, grooming and foster care – did Wilson go too far?
Review: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
The European premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Grace Mouat and Jacob Fowler, is tantalising audiences at Hope Mill Theatre
Review: Pretending by Holly Bourne
Holly Bourne’s new adult fiction novel Pretending was a five-star feminist read for one of our English literature students
52 Forgotten Women: Why you should read Bygone Badass Broads.
Women who have long fallen lost to history are celebrated in Mackenzie Lee’s book ‘Bygone Badass Broads,’ which gives all the inspiration you’ll need if you’re feeling low on motivation. There really is a story for everyone. Here’s why you’ll definitely be needing this one on your shelf sooner rather than later