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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

All I want for Christmas is....

Let’s put down that Argos catalogue, shall we?  As the festive season heavily descends upon us, there’s only one zine we’re all truly thinking about and that is the second edition of the Wilding!
I know, I know, it’s been a tough month waiting for it but it is finally here in its shiny, perfect, dinky form.  And what a zine, we have for you too!  If you like feminist film, theatre and art, you will certainly be excited to turn the smooth, glossy pages of this second edition.  Not to mention the other inspiring, yet heart-wrenching, articles about the on-going struggle for women against oppression in Pakistan, sexism overseas in Australia as well as discovering our very own steps towards securing zero tolerance at Royal Holloway! 

…..But how do you get hold of a copy before it’s too late!?  Don’t worry Fem-chums, there are a number of ways you can receive The Wilding and I am going to explain exactly how!  As all donations go to funding the next issue, you can buy one for £2.00 (unless you are a member, in which case it is free) from the Student Activities Office at the Student Union. Or, if you’re like me, and barely leave the house at all, you can email Fem Soc directly and pay £2.50 and get one sent to your door. You will have to walk to the door though. See how easy it is?  Now you don’t have to spend this Christmas, zineless!

Of course, with the release of the December issue means one more thing, dear readers, and that is to do with our next February issue.  We are looking for submissions for Wilding No.3 so please, if you have anything feministy to say, then scribble it down and send it to us!  Whether it is to do with politics, art, economics, human rights, sex or music: whatever your beef is, we want to read it!

So, with Christmas almost at the door, you have undoubtedly been bombarded by the usual gender-stereotyped festive advertising and are probably feeling rather tired of being told that there are only binary options of presents “for him” or “for her”.  “What if I don’t like biographies, bath salts or 50 Shades of Grey?”, I hear you ask.  Then you have come to the right place, Fem-friends!  This festive season, snuggle up at home with our zine and join us in celebrating our very own FEMINISTMAS! Or if you have an aversion to paper copies find the online zine here.

By Victoria Butcher

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