My wide-eyed youthful enthusiasm has passed, and instead of seeing stuff, taking it all in, and snapping a photo as I had in previous travels; in this trip I had experiences. So instead of providing a blow by blow account of exactly what happened on my trip, I thought I’d give you what it felt […]
Author Archive: Eleanor Bishop
Well hello there. Eleanor was the Theatre Editor in 2007, now she writes the Women's Column and just generally minces about the Salient office. Eleanor is currently an Honours student in Theatre (with a touch of gender). She also has a BCA in Marketing but she tries to keep that on the d-low (embarrassing, because she loves academic integrity and also perpetuating the myth that she's a tad bohemian). If you've got a gender agenda, woo her by taking her a BYO Malaysian. She lies, if you show any interest at all she'll probably tackle you in the street and force you to write a column.
Today I’m going to analyse Peaches in a feminist context. Mainly because it’s easy and I’m a bit worn out from feminist analysis (I had my 489 due in this week). Peaches is a Canadian singer, famous for “her hypersexual brand of rap, raw electronics and rocked-up burlesque.” She played at SFBH last week, is […]
Sarah Palin. Hey Sarah Palin! Put down your gun. I’m talking to you. I felt I should write a column about you, cos soon you may be one of the most powerful women in the world. A few people have asked me if I like you, referring me to my (somewhat foolish) comments earlier in […]
The Real Hot Bitches are a Wellington dance troupe who get together once a week in Lyall Bay to dance to 80s music. But they’re also so, so, so much more. They wear lycra g-strings with gay abandon, they have a collective approach to choreography, they’ve broken the world record for the largest synchronized dance […]
This column was inspired by the fact that I got a request for “a feminist interpretation” of Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’. Apparently among my wider peer group I’m now the ‘go-togirl’ for all things feminism. This is something that I like.
The old objectification cloaked in a veneer of chic? Over summer I went to a poetry night at the Mighty Mighty. My friend was reading his poetry and we turned up to support him. As we sat round sipping our CC and drys, I glanced around the room – it was the usual crowd – […]
I’m sure you’ve all seen the latest batch of ALAC’s “It’s not the drinking, it’s how we’re drinking” advertisements. There was the drunken guy at the BBQ who swings his kid round in an airplane accidentally throwing his child against the wall (idiot); the other drunken guy who starts beating up guys in the pub, […]
It would appear from my graduation ceremony last week that Victoria University highly values a liberal arts education. The graduation speaker congratulated us on choosing to study the arts as they are the backbone of any critical and creative thinking.
Last Tuesday women everywhere stopped dieting for a day. Why? Because in 1992, British feminist Mary Evans Young decided to stand up and fight the fact that more than half of women in Western countries have anorexia and other eating disorders. She came up with the concept of No Diet Day, an annual celebration of […]