Inspiring a Generation: The Best Female Role Models | Sarah Stook

In the age of feminism, we women have plenty of role models to choose from. For many, Beyoncé’s strong feminist character, no-nonsense attitude and open sexuality make her a great role model. Others are more interested in Hillary Clinton, 2016’s failed nominee whose political capital has many saying that they are still ‘with her’ (usually […]

The Women of…Iran | Sarah Stook

Part 1 of The Women of… Series Iran. Formerly known was Persia; Iran is one of the most historical places in the world. Its literature, art and culture are known around the world for its decadence and beauty, its civilization being one of the oldest in the world. It has known Cyrus the Great and […]

Birth Control: A Question of Religion and Morality | Sarah Stook

In a recent policy update, it has been announced that Donald Trump plans to roll birth control being covered by health insurance, something mandated by his pet hate, Obamacare. Predictably, there has been a somewhat polarising reaction to this news- some (mainly on the left) believe that it is a healthcare right as much as […]

Women in Politics: Why the Conservatives have it better│ Ellie King

My name is Ellie King, and I’m a Bloody Difficult Woman. I’m inspired by Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May, the two female leaders of The Conservative Party and Britain’s only two female Prime Ministers. I’m inspired by Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives and responsible for the thirteen Scottish Conservative MPs that now sit […]

Driving Miss. Saudi | Sarah Stook

It’s happened.By royal decree (doesn’t that sound like something out of a story), King Salman of Saudi Arabia has allowed women to obtain a drivers license, finally allowing them to drive legally. It’s a great victory, yes: but I have to be a little cynical here.There has never actually been a law against women driving, […]

Safe Spaces on Trains? No Thanks! │ Sarah Stook

In a recent discussion, Derby North MP Chris Williamson suggested that ideas for female only carriages on trains should be brought up again. As sexual harassment and assault on public transport rises, the Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services believes that it could offer a ‘safe space’ for the thousands of women who use […]

My Top Ten: US First Ladies | Sarah Stook

Since George Washington ascended the office of President in 1789, the office of First Lady has also existed, with Martha Washington being the first to take up the mantle. For over two hundred years, these women have been constant residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Though they are usually wives, daughters, sisters and friends of bachelors […]