Category Archives: Feminism

the marriage that knows itself

I want to talk about marriage, but I’m going to start by talking about sex. One of the difficulties in writing sex scenes as a feminist writer is that so much of female desire is learned. What women have learned … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Okay, so you had to be there. And a man. And from the fifties.

We saw A Funny Thing last night at Her Majesty’s theatre. A musical about a Roman slave who has to match-make the hero and heroine to gain his freedom. I had problems. So I get that it’s high farce, and camp as … Continue reading

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he makes me feel so feminine

When I started reading romance novels in earnest, about four years ago, I was drawn to the powerful heterosexual narrative. Actually, it’s more than that, isn’t it? It’s a really traditional sort of hetero-sex. A big, hard man and a … Continue reading

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I really should have asked this question a long time ago

An old friend messaged me out of the blue on facebook the other day: I have a question for you, it has been bothering me for a long time, but recently revived by watching new TV series. Why does the … Continue reading

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Puberty Blues

I feel a little bit smug. I’ve been watching a couple of bloody brilliant Aussie TV shows, and for once the rest of the world has to wait! (And here’s hoping other countries have the sense to buy these shows … Continue reading

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