The only thing that has been certain this election is that our voting system has passed its expiry date. Let’s face it : the two-party system does not work anymore, apart for Labour and Tory that is. The rise of smaller parties like the Greens and UKIP means that people are increasingly looking for an alternative to the two main parties, but sadly will never get their opinions represented in parliament under this system. This election, more than 5 million people, UKIP and Greens voters, are now disappointed that their votes did not translate into seats. In other words : their votes do not count. If anything, this election has shown us how undemocratic our current political system is.
Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella is a story as-old-as-time that blatantly lacked the modern makeover it deserved. Throughout the movie, there is a feeling of déjà-vu, as if throughout the making Kenneth Branagh and screenwriter Chris Weitz ticked boxes to make sure they perfectly recreated the 1950s classic.
As a feminist, the tumblr Women Against Feminism makes me want to weep. Not because of the criticism, but because of the stupidity of the comments. Modern feminism has many flaws and feminists themselves don’t agree on many subjects. However, man-hating, bra-burning and making women “victims” is not what feminism is about. Feminists stand for equality between men and women, fight against gender bias and look to empower women as well as men to do whatever they want in life. Men and women alike are acting like feminism is a zero-sum game nowadays, slowly striping men from their rights. Needless to say they are missing the point. Continue reading