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Back in 1818, Mary Shelley published Frankenstein anonymously. Female authors weren’t respected 200 years ago, but today they are amongst some of the most successful writers that grace the shelves of bookshops around the world.

Women like J.K Rowling, Emily Bronte, Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood will forever be remembered for their wonderful words. They are historical icons in the literary world and have paved the way for many female authors.

There was a point in history when women’s voices were silenced, but we are now louder than ever.


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Scarlet Curtis has perfectly captured the strength of women today with her book Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies.)

The Pink Protest co-founder hopes to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtags and scholarly texts in this honest and raw collection of women’s stories.

She enlisted the help of some of the most empowering contributors including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Jameela Jamil, Chimwemwe Chiweza, Dolly Alderton, Adwoa Aboah and Beanie Feldstein.

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies) isn’t about learning how to be a ‘perfect’ feminist. It’s about reading the stories of our fellow sisters.


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The stories shared in this gripping collection of essays are as diverse as the list of contributors.

“This is not a guide on how to be the perfect feminist, nor is it a full or adequate interpretation of one of the most complex movements in global history. This book is a collection of women’s stories,” author Scarlet Curtis commented.

Royalties of each copy sold will go to Girl Up, an initiative hosted by the United Nations Foundation.


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Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies) will be published by Penguin Random House on October 4, 2018.

Be sure to pick up a copy of this collection of essays by our fearless fellow feminists.



Being a woman in 2018: what does it mean to you?

“You can be whatever type of woman you want to be,” Saoirse Ronan says, looking into the camera. 

“You can be an individual but still be a part of something bigger than yourself,” adds Lupita Nyong’o. 

Directed by artist Anne Collier, Calvin Klein's new ad is for their newest fragrance Calvin Klein Women.

Watch as it unfolds into a series of vignettes that provide a glimpse into Lupita Nyong'o’s and Saoirse Ronan’s creative inspirations.

Both women reflect on figures from the past that have inspired them and helped to shape their identities as  the women they are today. 

Saoirse plays a Nina Simone record and talks about her admiration for Sissy Spacek, while Lupita works on a script and flicks through collaged photography of Eartha Kitt and Katharine Hepburn. 

Raf Simons, Chief Creative Officer, Calvin Klein says, ''in this campaign, Anne Collier brings  to life a powerful narrative of confidence and self-expression, celebrating the profound inspiration women draw from one another. The support of this bond empowers a great sense of freedom.''

For the new fragrance think a woody floral; fusing strength with fragility, freshness with sensuality, a play of contrasts, as infinitely varied as the personas of the women who inspire it.

The light pink-hued fragrance builds around three core ingredients – fresh eucalyptus acorns, delicate orange flower petals and rich Alaskan cedarwood.

“Our goal is to make the message inclusive and inspiring. To do that we broke with tradition – from the distinct fragrance and packaging, to the campaign creative featuring Lupita and Saoirse and the icons that inspire them,” said Simona Cattaneo, Chief Marketing Officer, COTY Luxury.

As the voices of a new generation of modern femininity, who better than Saoirse and Lupita to embody this campaign? 

Women around the world can join in on social media by using the hashtag #IAMWOMEN and share a photo of females in their lives that have shaped them into who they are today.

We just love the whole concept, don't you? 


Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has already started her 2019 Oscar campaign, judging by the release of her anticipated new film.

The talented star dons an impressive wig, impeccable accent and prepares to clash with fellow Oscar alum Margo Robbie (a surprising cast choice for the role of Queen Elizabeth I) as she heads to battle as Mary, Queen of Scots.

The anticipated film was written by House of Cards' Beau Williamson and based on the biography by John Guy, it revolves around the rebellious and charismatic Mary who chose to fight for her native thrown instead of being Queen of France at just 16.

Widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I and for a time, each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination.

But when Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty, betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change history. 

Watch the trailer below:

Historical liberties were taken with this one, but this is going to be some showdown, helmed by two incredible actresses at the top of their game.  

We can't wait.

Mary, Queen of Scots will be released on January 18th, 2019


Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan and Timotheé Chamalet will join forces again for a remake of one of the best novels.

The duo are set to star in Greta Gerwig's adaption of the beloved Louisa May Alcott book Little Women.

Variety reported that Meryl Streep, Emma Stone Florence Pugh will also join the Lady Bird actors in the remake.

Little Women follows the lives of the March sisters -Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy- and their mum during the Civil War. Their father is away at war and the family face many difficult times, but their sisterly bond helps them get through the highs and lows of teenage life.

The four sisters travel down different paths and soon realise that growing up isn’t as easy as they once thought it would be.

Saoirse Ronan recently gushed about her love for coming-of-age movies, so this will be the perfect fit for her.

She told RTÉ Entertainment about her love of movies similar to The Breakfast Club and Lady Bird.

“I loved things like Rebel Without a Cause and Dirty Dancing. Lots of films that, I suppose, were about a young person figuring out who they were in the world. That seemed to be what I was really drawn to,” Saoirse expressed.

There’s no doubt in our minds that Gerwig’s adaption of Little Women will win the hearts of fans across the globe, especially with such an impressive cast.

We cannot wait to hear more about it!


Lady Bird is one of the most talked about films of the year. The coming-of-age tale touched the hearts of millions across the world.

I couldn’t hold back the tears when I first went to see Lady Bird at the cinema. The tears just wouldn’t stop rolling and it wasn’t because it’s an upsetting movie, it’s because Lady Bird is real.

It’s the coming-of-age movie that we’ve wanted to see for years. It’s brutally honest and has real heart, so it’ll come as no surprise to hear that star of the film Saoirse Ronan is honoured to be part of such a life-changing film.

She gushed about playing the rebellious and relatable Lady Bird in an interview with RTÉ Entertainment.

“It really has sort of become a film for the generation, which is so cool, and so cool to be involved in something like that."

Coming-of-age movies like The Breakfast Club and The Perks of Being a Wallflower hold a special place in the hearts of youths all across the globe.

“I loved things like Rebel Without a Cause and Dirty Dancing. Lots of films that, I suppose, were about a young person figuring out who they were in the world. That seemed to be what I was really drawn to,” Saoirse expressed.

She continued: “Things like Clueless – I think that was such an important film for so many young people when that came out. More than anything, it was about three girls being themselves, and they all had such distinctive characters."

The Oscar-nominated Lady Bird raked in $76.9 million at the box office, Saoirse won a Golden Globe for her performance in the film and writer-director Greta Gerwig has inspired millions of women to get their work out there, but more importantly, Lady Bird became the movie that our generation has needed for years.



A number of renowned Irish actors have lent their names to the Together For Yes campaign. 

Stars like Saoirse Ronan, Robert Sheehan, Cillian Murphy, Pauline McLynn, James Nesbit and Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham have come together to create a video about why they will be voting Yes in the upcoming referendum. 

The video opens with the line, “In Ireland today” and goes on to list the variety of ways in which women are currently affected by the 8th Amendment in this country.


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It calls for this to change, “for women’s safety, for a just society, for a fairer Ireland”.

Saoirse and co are also joined by the likes of Sinead Cusack, Ciaran Hinds, Brian Gleeson, Toni O'Rourke, Aisling Bea, Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Victoria Smurfit.



Saoirse Ronan may be well in her way to becoming one of Hollywood's most in-demand stars, but you'll be glad to know that even she is no expert in the world of romance.

Appearing on The Ellen Show today, the Irish actress admitted that she wasn't “into the whole 'let's got out for dinner'” thing, before stumbling through the most drawn-out game of 'Who'd You Rather' we've ever seen.

Taking the time to really consider her options, Saoirse justified almost every decision by saying the gentleman in question would make a great “companion” – basically missing the whole premise of the game.

As the game went on (for an entire five minutes, btw), Ellen's frustration began to grow.

“So you really, really think these things through,” the host noted after Saoirse gave a lengthy explanation as to why she thinks Zac Efron would be good craic in a night out.

"I feel like I'm talking to a 70-year-old woman," she added. 

However, it was all in good fun and Ellen even joked that Saoirse's final choice was waiting for her backstage.

You can check out the full clip below:


Saoirse Ronan is among the actresses who have pledged to donate their all-black gowns worn at this year's Golden Globes ceremony to a charity auction in aid of Time's Up.

The campaign, which was established by some of Hollywood's most influential female stars to help those that have suffered sexual abuse or harassment in the workplace, has teamed up with Condé Nast and eBay for the fundraising initiative.

Dresses worn by Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Emma Watson, as well as tuxedos worn by Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Neil Patrick Harris are all expected to go under the hammer.

The auction follows the Golden Globes red carpet 'blackout' – a movement which saw stars sport all-black ensembles in a show of solidarity with the Time's Up campaign and the victims of the recent sexual harassment allegations.

Speaking about the auction, Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine said: "At Condé Nast, we've always believed in the importance of swift action to support meaningful social change."

"Through this auction powered by eBay, and harnessing the compelling pull of both fashion and activism, we're hopeful that the black dresses worn at this year's historic Golden Globe Awards will raise funds for the Time's Up initiative, and serve to support the stories and voices of those who have been victims of sexual misconduct."


Fresh from her win at the Golden Globes, Saoirse Ronan has cemented herself as the frontrunner in this year's award season after being nominated for a BAFTA Best Actress award for her performance in Lady Bird.

At just 23-years-old, this is the actress' fouth BAFTA nomination, having previously been recognised for her performances in Brooklyn, The Lovely Bones and Atonement.

Saoirse is up against a fierce group of talented females, with Annette Bening (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), all shortlisted for the award.

Other notable BAFTA nominations include writer-director Martin McDonagh, whose film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, proved the big winner at the Golden Globes.

The critically acclaimed film has been shortlisted for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay, as well as Leading Actress (Frances McDormand) and Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson).

The awards, hosted by Joanna Lumley, take place in London's Royal Albert Hall on February 18.

Check out the full list of nominations below:

Best Film
Call Me by Your Name 
Darkest Hour 
The Shape of Water 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Outstanding British Film
Darkest Hour 
The Death of Stalin 
God's Own Country 
Lady Macbeth 
Paddington 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer 
The Ghoul 
I Am Not a Witch 
Kingdom of Us 
Lady Macbeth 

Film Not in the English Language
First They Killed My Father 
The Handmaiden 
The Salesman 

City of Ghosts 
I Am Not Your Negro 
An Inconvenient Sequel 

Animated Film
Loving Vincent 
My Life as a Courgette 

Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve
Call Me by Your Name, Luca Guadagnino
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Original Screenplay
Get Out, Jordan Peele
I, Tonya, Steven Rogers
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig,
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your NameJames Ivory
The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, David Schneider
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Matt Greenhalgh 
Molly's Game, Aaron Sorkin
Paddington 2, Simon Farnaby, Paul King

Leading Actress
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Leading Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Supporting Actress
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Original Music 
Blade Runner 2049, Benjamin Wallfisch, Hans Zimmer
Darkest Hour, Dario Marianelli
Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer
Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins
Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel
Dunkirk, Hoyte Van Hoytema
The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Ben Davis

Baby Driver, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
Blade Runner 2049, Joe Walker
Dunkirk, Lee Smith
The Shape of Water, Sidney Wolinsky
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory

Production Design
Beauty and the Beast, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Blade Runner 2049, Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
Darkest Hour, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Dunkirk, Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
The Shape of Water, Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau

Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast, Jacqueline Durran
Darkest Hour, Jacqueline Durran
I, Tonya, Jennifer Johnson
Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges
The Shape of Water, Luis Sequeira

Make Up & Hair
Blade Runner 2049, Donald Mowat, Kerry Warn
Darkest Hour, David Malinowski, Ivana Primorac, Lucy Sibbick, Kazuhiro Tsuji
I, Tonya, Deborah La Mia Denaver, Adruitha Lee
Victoria & Abdul, Daniel Phillips
Wonder, Naomi Bakstad, Robert A Pandini, Arjen Tuiten

Baby Driver, Tim Cavagin, Mary H Ellis, Julian Slater 
Blade Runner 2049, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, Mac Ruth
Dunkirk, Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten 
The Shape of Water, Christian Cooke, Glen Gauthier, Nathan Robitaille, Brad Zoern
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood

Special Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049, Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson
Dunkirk, Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson
The Shape of Water, Dennis Berardi, Trey Harrell, Kevin Scott
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Nominees TBC
War for the Planet of the Apes, Nominees TBC

British Short Animation 
Have Heart, Will Anderson
Mamoon, Ben Steer
Poles Apart, Paloma Baeza, Ser En Low

British Short Film 
Aamir, Vika Evdokimenko, Emma Stone, Oliver Shuster 
Cowboy Dave, Colin O'Toole, Jonas Mortensen
A Drowning Man, Mahdi Fleifel, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Patrick Campbell
Work, Aneil Karia, Scott O'Donnell
Wren Boys, Harry Lighton, Sorcha Bacon, John Fitzpatrick 

EE Rising Star Award (Voted for by the public) 
Daniel Kaluuya
Florence Pugh
Josh O'connor
Tessa Thompson
Timothée Chalamet


It was a successful night for the Irish at the Golden Globes Film and Television Awards, with Saorise Ronan and Martin McDonagh both celebrating incredible wins.

Saoirse, who was nominated on two previous occasions, took home the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance in the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story, Lady Bird.

Written and directed by the tremendously talented Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird also scooped the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

Accepting her award, Saorise made sure to give a shout out to her mother who was watching her daughter from Ireland via FaceTime.

"My mam is on FaceTime over there on someone’s phone right now, so hi," she began as she took to the stage. "I have no time at all to say thank you, but I just want to say how inspirational it’s been to be here in this room tonight. I’m here with my best friend Eileen,” she said in an emotional speech.

"All of the women who I love so much in my own life who support me every single day – my mother, who’s on FaceTime. Margot, all of my friends and family and actually everyone in this room."

Irish talent continued to dominate the stage with Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, proving to be the biggest winner of the night.

Born to Irish parents in London, the writer/ director is no stranger to the red carpet, having previously won awards for his work on dark comedy In Bruges and live action short Six Shooter.

Nominated in six categories, Three Billboards won four titles including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, and Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Frances McDormand).

Here's the full list of last night's winners:

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy 
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Sterling K Brown, This is Us

Best TV Series – Drama
The Handmaid's Tale

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
This is Me, The Greatest Showman

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Foreign Language Film
In the Fade

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Cecil B DeMille Award
Oprah Winfrey 

Best Director – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best TV Limited-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Film – Musical or Comedy
Lady Bird

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

You can catch the highlights from the Golden Globes and the Red Carpet on RTÉ2 tonight from 9pm.


Saoirse Ronan has confirmed that she will be one of many actresses donning and all black ensemble at the Golden Globe awards this weekend.

The women of Hollywood have pledged to wear the sombre shade in solidarity with their fellow actresses who have been the victims of sexual assault and harassment.

The star told Extra that fans will be seeing a sea of black on the usually colourful red carpet.


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‘I’ve never felt so encouraged and inspired and supported to use whatever voice I have and for all of these people, men and women, to be able come together and use their influence and to open up the conversation and raise awareness and support anyone who's gone through, or anyone that has questioned their safety or their stance when they’re on set,’ she told Extra.

‘I think it’s invaluable and paramount that this happens now.’


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The choice to wear black will highlight the fact that the recent outpouring of sexual abuse reports in Hollywood is neither acceptable nor to be tolerated.

'All female actresses attending the Globes are protesting by just wearing black gowns,' a source told PEOPLE previously.

We're looking forward to seeing all of the striking black gowns over the weekend. 


Saoirse Ronan has had to deal with quite a few people mispronouncing her name over the years.

To be fair, it's a pretty Irish name that not many people living Stateside would have heard before. 

For that reason, POPSUGAR had the Irish actress in to ask her to pronounce some pretty difficult celebrity names

The Lady Bird actress did reasonably well, getting a satisfactory seven out of 13 correct.

With names in the line up like Zosia Mamet, Tea Leoni and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, we think she did pretty well. 

However, not every corner of the internet was suitable impressed. 

Some fellow Emerald Isle residents thought that perhaps Saoirse was playing up her Irish-ness a tad too much. 

We'll let you make up your mind on that one, check out the video below: