#HomeToVote: Ireland’s referendum to repeal the eighth amendment set for May 25th 2018

If you, like me, try to keep abreast of all news concerning abortion and women's reproductive rights, you will know that a referendum has been set for the 25th of May 2018 in Ireland, to consider whether the country should repeal the eighth amendment. The eighth amendment criminalises abortion in all cases, except where continuing [...]

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Best Books of 2017

December is here, yay! It's almost Christmas, and 2018 is just around the corner. So it's time for The Bandwagon's best books of 2017! As usual, I've read some absolutely brilliant books this year. It's always difficult to pick a favourite, so I've picked my top 10 books of 2017. The only theme I can [...]

The Growing Season by Helen Sedgwick

I review The Growing Season by Helen Sedgwick. Now anyone can have a baby. With FullLife’s safe and affordable healthcare plan, why risk a natural birth? Without the pouch, Eva might not have been born. And yet she has sacrificed her career, and maybe even her relationship, campaigning against FullLife’s biotech baby pouches. Despite her efforts, [...]

The Battle For ‘Ms’: Why are we so obsessed with titles?

Titles. For some reason, Brits think they're incredibly important - especially when it comes to women. But why are we so obsessed with determining whether a woman is married or not? The above picture outlines the conversation I had this afternoon with a customer service agent while attempting to renew my car insurance. He was [...]

S.N. Lemoing talks about the problem of finding a book cover

As an indie author, I have to do a lot of things by myself, and finding a good cover is one of our worst nightmares - unless you're skilled at graphic design. For those of us who aren’t, we have some solutions: pre-made covers which can be affordable, or attempting photomontage.  As I write about [...]

Introducing: Powerful – Tome 1: The Realm of Harcilor by S. N. Lemoing

The Bandwagon introduces indie author S.N. Lemoing, a fresh feminist voice in the fantasy world. From the author: "Several years ago, I wrote this novel to bring some subjects to the fore, such as diverse and powerful female characters, ecology, different families (single parents, large families, poor and rich backgrounds), and diversity of body types. [...]

The Handmaid’s Tale: Heart of glass

The Handmaid's Tale hit our screens in the UK on Channel 4 three weeks ago, several weeks behind the US. Please note, there will be spoilers for the first three episodes below. Proceed with caution. In Gilead, women are ranked on how useful they are to society. If they're fertile, they become a Handmaid, subjected [...]