Category Archives: Female thinking

Seven women

I thoroughly enjoyed Halbwelt Kultur at the Jermyn Street Theatre but I was disappointed by the lack of information about the women portrayed by the seven fine performers. The official website mentions who plays who but there isn’t any biographical … Continue reading

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Not NaNoWriMo #8

I read an excellent post about gender and music magazines over at the quite frankly superb collective blog, the Anti-Room and a few music related thoughts came to mind. If the readership of music magazines is mainly men why is … Continue reading

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Not NaNoWriMo #6

The Handmaid's Tale is 25 years old. Margaret Atwood talked about her book on Woman's Hour on Wednesday 10th November along with journalist Alex Clark. The book always seemed to me to be a warning for the near future and … Continue reading

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Not NaNoWriMo #5

This article about Amanda Redman over at the Hathor Legacy made me realise just how good we have it on British TV in some ways; how we do have a fine variety of individual and, dare I say, normal looking … Continue reading

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Not NaNoWriMo #4

Is it feminist to…change your name when you get married? No, it isn’t but then I don’t think it is feminist to get married at all. I was horrified when I rather belatedly realised that our marriage certificate asks about … Continue reading

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Random quote #6

I’ve had some professional studio meetings, and the ones where I really got glammed up, I’ve had questions like, “You didn’t really write that script, did you?” I’ve actually had a couple of producers or executive people ask me that … Continue reading

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“mums aren’t good at being funny”

Don’t ask why but I recently watched an edition of The One Show (broadcast on 22nd July 2009) with Hugh Dennis as the studio guest. The presenters asked him about the lack of women on such shows as Mock the … Continue reading

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Women

I am quite taken with Vanessa Engle’s work. Her series Jews was fascinating and insightful and understated. She lets her subjects do the talking while she asks seemingly innocuous questions off-screen. Her earlier series Lefties featured a programme devoted to … Continue reading

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Call me kooky-pants

Angel – “Apocalpyse, Nowish” (Steven S. DeKnight) WARNING: THIS CONTAINS RAMBLING I have been struggling to find a reason just why Angel just doesn’t engage me in the way that Buffy does. I have some idea: in “Apocalypse, Nowish”,  Angel, … Continue reading

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People I admire (and who happen to be left-handed) #4

Emma Thompson Emma Thompson has been part of my life for over twenty years. In fact, the Thompson family has been part of my life since the day I watched The Magic Roundabout on TV. Not only is she an … Continue reading

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