Female spies are ‘bloody good’ – and it’s partly because of sexism

Women make “bloody good spies”. So says a female Secret Intelligence Service officer, known as “Lisa”, who has spoken out as part of an SIS recruitment campaign. She says women spy well because “We are quite good at multi-tasking. We are quite good at tapping into different emotional resources”. Busting the tradition of portraying female…

The naked truth: Hollywood still treats its women as second class citizens

By Monday morning, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the sci-fi adventure thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, will have taken close to half a billion dollars in global ticket sales. A female-led blockbuster is rare in any year, and all the more so in one marked by box-office disappointments and industry turmoil. Nevertheless the film’s success is…