As we reported at the time here on Hot For Writing, London 2012 was undoubtedly a triumph for women in sport. Whilst not all of the coverage around the event was positive, London 2012 sportswomen featured in media coverage around the world and many – see Jessica Ennis and Nicola Adams – have since become […]

As the year rolls on, freshers fairs are beginning to be readied in students unions across the country. University is classically seen as a time of heightened passions, of the politicisation of the younger generation and of taking a stand for the first time but – when it comes to feminism, it seems that this is not necessarily the […]

Downton Abbey has for several years now been a hugely successful piece of weekend entertainment. It caused controversy recently, however, as it progressed through its fourth season. The reason? The series’ depiction of the rape of maid Anna Bates (Joanne Froggatt). According to The Independent ITV received more than 60 complaints following the broadcast of […]

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize was a tough result to call with a list of many decorated names as nominees. With the prize often causing controversy and the suggestion that the prize has been tainted by controversial names receiving the award in past years, 2013 has been a pivotal year for the reputation of the prize. This year saw […]

Here at Hot For Writing the issue of female characters in super hero movies has been discussed before. From looking at super hero makeovers to ruminating as to when Wonder Woman will be given her own space on the big screen, women within the super heroes canon has been a hot topic of late. Obviously […]

The burqa is a curious creature. In society it is the cause of much debate. From protests for a women’s right to choose her clothing to riots on the streets in Paris due to the country’s banning of wearing the garment in public, it is both highly traditional yet also highly, highly controversial. As covered here on Hot […]

Female genital mutilation is a practice that has thrived despite its taboo status. A seemingly global inability to discuss a personal and harrowing practise that is prevalent in many parts of the world is without question endangering the lives of children and our misunderstanding of the subject is creating a dangerous legacy of female oppression. But one group of film makers […]