6 Childhood Literary Heroines you didn’t realise were Feminists

1. Hermione Granger, Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Basically, Hermione is a badass. Since her introduction, she has grown into a literary feminist icon. Over the course of her seven-year story arc, we saw her character develop into a brave, empowering young women who's not afraid to stand up for what she believes in [...]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the (male) feminist hero we need

We all know what a great human Joseph Gordon-Levitt is. From his early days on 3rd Rock from the Sun (yeah, you 90's kids know what I'm talking about) and as Heath Ledger's protégé in 10 Things I Hate About You, we have seen his (child) star rise gradually. He reappeared on our screens with the [...]

Why Disney Princesses are actually feminists.

Disney Princesses often get a bad rep from the feminist end, with their absurdly proportioned bodies and their need of a male saviour. But, if you look close enough, you can find feminism anywhere, even in these unlikely feminist figures. POCAHONTAS, Pocahontas If there's one Disney feminist to rule them all, it's got to be [...]

Today, Emma Watson became our Feminist Hero

In an act that is everything we here at The Undercover Feminist could only have dreamed of, Emma Watson has delivered a glorious speech on gender equality at the UN Headquarters in New York City. As a UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma was in New York yesterday to launch the #HeforShe campaign, which is targeted at men and [...]

‘Like a girl.’

It is puzzling that the phrase ‘…like a girl’  when added onto a sentence makes it an insult. Why is it a bad thing to do things like a girl? Every girl is different, so there are many, many different possible scenarios that could be attached to your ‘insult’, and it might not be an [...]