In 2003, I wrote a novel called Purple Hibiscus, about a man who, among other things, beats his wife, and whose story doesn't end too well. While I was promoting the novel in Nigeria, a journalist, a nice, well-meaning man, told me he wanted to advise me. (Nigerians, as you might know, are very quick to give unsolicited advice.) He told me that people were saying my novel was feminist, and his advice to me – he was shaking his head sadly as he spoke – was that I should never call myself a feminist, since feminists are women who are unhappy because they cannot find husbands. So I decided to call myself a Happy Feminist. Then an academic, a Nigerian woman, told me that feminism was not our culture, that feminism was un-African and I was only calling myself a feminist because I had been influenced by western books. (Which amused me, because much of my early reading was decidedly unfeminist: I must have read every single Mills & Boon romance published … [Read more...] about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘I decided to call myself a Happy Feminist’
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She branded her estranged husband Liam Hemsworth 'evil' and 'not a good person' in a recent Instagram livestream as she chatted to new man Cody Simpson. And Miley Cyrus, 26, gave fans a glimpse into how she's trying to move on from her ex following a ten-year on-off romance with a photo of her latest reading material. Miley had a copy of a book called Becoming Supernatural, by Dr Joe Dispenza, by her side in one of her latest Instagram snaps. Trying to heal: Miley Cyrus shared a pictured of herself with a Becoming Supernatural book on how to 'heal and free herself from her past' after branding ex Liam Hemsworth 'evil' What has he done? Miley recently branded Liam 'not a good person' following their recent shock split RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 3 Next Miley Cyrus tattoos her birth year on her neck... just a day... 'I think people took that the wrong way': Cody Simpson... 'It's very new': Liam Hemsworth is 'taking things slow' with... Miley … [Read more...] about Miley Cyrus is pictured with supernatural book on how to ‘heal and free herself from her past’ after branding ex Liam Hemsworth ‘evil’
I remember a woman who screamed like a feral animal. She was leather tan and sinewy. Spiked bleached blonde hair, sculpted biceps, low-slung cargo pants with Doc Martens, veins bursting from her neck, eyes bugging from her drawn face. She stood on the sidewalks of New York City with a folding table covered with poster-size images from hardcore pornography: women wearing dog collars, women on leashes, women leaned over and viewed from behind, their backs crosshatched with scars. Much of the time she displayed a blowup of the famous Hustler magazine cover showing a naked woman being fed upside down into a meat grinder. “This is what your husbands are masturbating to,” she shouted in a barking monotone. “Wake up, women! Don’t be passive! Sign the petition!” Most everyone turned away or just kept walking. This was back in 1990. I was 20. To be 20 years old in 1990 in New York City was, as far as I was concerned, to own the world. I owned practically nothing of … [Read more...] about Team older feminist: am I allowed nuanced feelings about #MeToo?
She transformed into Beth Ailes, the wife of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, in the TV mini-series - in a role which saw her undergo four hours of prosthetics every day. And Sienna Miller has revealed she used her make-over to shock passers-by during a hilarious interview on the Graham Norton Show this week. The actress, 37, detailed how she would get younger beau Lucas Zwirner, 28, to passionately kiss her in the street - while wearing facial prosthetics, leaving tourists 'horrified.' The Loudest Voice: Sienna Miller has revealed she used her make-over to shock passers-by during a hilarious interview on the Graham Norton Show this week Change: The actress, 37, detailed how she would get younger beau Lucas Zwirner, 28, to passionately kiss her in the street - while wearing facial prosthetics, leaving tourists 'horrified' Think pink like Sienna wearing a dress by Alessandra Rich £2505 Alessandra Rich crystal embellished dress Get yours at MATCHESFASHION for … [Read more...] about Sienna Miller, 37, made beau Lucas Zwirner, 28, smooch her in the street while she was wearing prosthetics for The Loudest Voice… leaving passers-by ‘horrified at him kissing his NANA’
Baroness Brenda Hale has become the unlikely star of a new children's book At first glance, it has all the makings of a modern children's classic. A plucky heroine from a little-known backwater battles against the odds to right injustice, attracting universal acclaim. She is wise, she is good and, importantly, she is always right. And no wonder. For the crusading protagonist putting the world to rights in this bedtime tale is none other than Britain's most senior judge, Baroness Brenda Hale, president of the Supreme Court. Lady Hale, of course, is one of the most controversial figures in the Brexit crisis after ruling last month that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament was unlawful. But here, in a new book, the 74-year-old is drawn in rather more cuddly fashion – as a twinkly-eyed, indulgent grandmother figure whose legendary status means awestruck children regard meeting her as a treat 'better than chocolate cake'. As anyone with children … [Read more...] about Baroness Hale, the spider brooch-wearing head of the Supreme Court which humiliated Boris Johnson, becomes the unlikely star of new children’s book – which critics say is like something straight out of the Soviet union