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WHY FEMINISM MATTERS

Feminism. It's a word that has taken the world by storm, despite the fact that it has been a concept for nearly two centuries. This movement in which strives to bring about gender equality has evoked a wide array of responses, positive and negative.

For some people, the word 'feminist' or 'feminism' instantly connotes negativity. Perhaps the 'fem' part is what throws many people off, and I agree it can be a confusing word to represent gender equality when it so similarly resembles the words female/femininity. However, do not be fooled by the name, feminism does indeed encompass all; men, women and gender-fluid alike. So why is it that there seems to be such a hatred towards the movement? Is it the ignorant and farcical stereotype that all feminists hate men? A silly and untrue statement that is not specifically applicable to feminists. I am certain that there are some misandrists among the supporters of the feminist movement, although they are in the few a…
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MY TOP 10 ALL TIME FAVOURITE CLASSICS

As an English Literature student, I've read a lot of classics. But there are some classics that have truly had an impact on me and thus are gifted a spot in my hall of fame. This list of mine is ever changing but I decided to compile a selection of my current all time favourite classics (including modern classics too). Which, I imagine will have changed by next week... Oh, never mind. May I also add that these books are in no particular order, it was hard enough whittling them down to ten let alone having to rank them in order of least and most favourite too. Without further ado, let's begin!

1. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

I first read The Outsiders when I was thirteen years old for my English class and instantly fell in love with it. There is nothing more lovable than the Curtis brothers; Ponyboy, Sodapop, and Darry. Although this book is definitely aimed at young teenagers it is a timeless piece of work and one which I have reread many a time. So, don't be put off with…