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This article was originally published in the Women’s Republic.

TW: references to violence against women

‘A woman should have been allowed to walk home.’

On March 3rd, Sarah Everard disappeared in London. A week later, her remains were found and a police officer was charged with kidnapping and murdering her…

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​​Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s Maya and the Three is the new fantastical Netflix series with a world of magic, ancient prophecies, mythical creatures, and most importantly, a great female warrior. Gutiérrez previously directed The Book of Life in 2014, and this year he teamed up with the same crew to create…

Cristina Rodlo as Ambar. Image courtesy of Netflix.

Santiago Menghini’s No One Gets Out Alive opens with sequences of footage from Mexico in 1963. A group of people dig a cave and find human skeletons suspended in the same position as when they died. Ominous music plays in the background, presenting the kind of horror Menghini will introduce…

Annabelle Wallis as Madison. Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

This piece contains spoilers for Malignant.

James Wan’s new horror movie, Malignant puts him back to the horror genre and breaks all the rules there ever is. Even if he works with billion-dollar franchises, his true artistic consciousness belongs as a horror director. Wan has previously directed The Conjuring and…

Frieda Pinto as Meera. Image courtesy of Netflix.

Marriage is built on the foundation of honesty, love, attention, and good communication. It takes work and years of sacrifice to truly know the person that you are going to spend the rest of your life with. For Meera (Frieda Pinto) and Henry (Logan Marshall-Green), that is the foundation of…

A woman passes a menstrual product to another.
A woman passes a menstrual product to another. Photo by Annika Gordon on Unsplash

Note: This is neither a scientific study nor an educational piece. Please note that this piece is a collection of stories shared by Maldivian women who are diagnosed with PCOS. This article aims to raise awareness of PCOS, while also highlighting how the healthcare system treats women. …

Dev Patel as Gawain. Image courtesy of A24.

This article contains spoilers for The Green Knight.

David Lowery’s The Green Knight, an adaptation of the 14th-century poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” defines new standards of Arthurian lore. Filled with spells, spirits and half-dwelling tree creatures, the tale of Sir Gawain renews the myth and the lore…

Orange razor on a turquoise background
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When I was growing up, I was deeply insecure about my body hair. From a very young age, I was advised to remove, shave or wax any hair on my body, with the exception of my head, that was visible to anyone. Everything about my body was something that I…

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For the up and coming filmmaker, Lisa Nova, played by Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel and Prime Video’s Undone), her short film Lucy’s Eye means everything to her. But her quest to be the biggest director in Los Angeles is hijacked by a sleazy and predatory director Lou Bourke (Eric…

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Contains spoilers for the Fear Street trilogy.

Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy is another project that may revolutionise the streaming platform. The streaming service is home to award-winning movies like Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma as well as popular new franchises such as Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Old Guard…

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