Erin Duffy

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Why girls need imperfect role models

Mothers like to hand down helpful advice, and this is a snippet that stayed with me: why should you be perfect when no one else is? For a young woman struggling with the pressures of perfection – to get good grades, to have a body that manages to be a flawless mix of skinny and curvaceous – it was …

‘Young women need female role models to inspire success’

Inspiration is all around us – in newspapers, magazines, on our smartphones and tablets. Rarely a moment goes by without someone trying to persuade us to do something, usually in the form of an idealised image or lifestyle that we’re encouraged to replicate. Modelling ourselves on others is part of …

New Spider-Woman comic cover condemned for 'blatant sexualisation'

Marvel has come under heavy fire over a cover for its forthcoming Spider-Woman series by an artist known primarily for his erotic art. The cover shows the superhero in what is being described as a "blatantly sexualised" pose, and "a prime example of why people continue to think superhero comics are …

American Apparel adverts banned for 'sexualising school-age girls'

Clothes retailer American Apparel has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for "offensive" adverts for schoolwear that had the "potential to normalise predatory sexual behaviour" towards young women.<p>Two images, one from the brand's website and another from its page on the social …

Crowdfunding drove Saltspring author’s Wollstonecraft series

Before it was even written, Jordan Stratford’s book about two young historical heroines of literature and science was being eyed for major book and …