Natalie Reilly

Natalie Reilly

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25th anniversary

How 'Thelma & Louise' ushered in a new, exciting version of mainstream feminism

Natalie Reilly "To say that Thelma & Louise broke open the cultural assumptions of the time is not an exaggeration," writes Natalie Reilly, as the iconic film celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Queen Bee

Why Beyonce is unlike any other pop star alive

Natalie Reilly "In Beyonce we have a person who is wholly unafraid of power," writes Natalie Reilly.

Office spouse

Why on earth do people have 'work spouses'?

Natalie Reilly Perhaps the question should be: what or whom are you avoiding at home?

The bro code

We need to talk about how patriarchy also pressures men to be 'likeable'

Natalie Reilly We frequently agonise over how 'likeable' women should be, but men also face pressure to conform - in ways that are especially devastating for women.

Are men only attracted to smart women in theory?

When these men were informed that they were about to meet a woman who out-performed them on intelligence tests, they became reluctant.

Natalie Reilly Let's call it the "Stay in Your Lane" theory of the fragile male ego.

Great job

Why there is no such thing as too much praise in parenting

Nope, giving kids trophies for participation won't ruin them for life.

Natalie Reilly Why do so many parents remain stubbornly wedded to the fear that children are "spoiled" by too much praise?

Why don't some men realise it's over until it's too late?

Natalie Reilly "Men hope [the problem] will go away, while women get fed up with the lack of emotional connection and simply cut the knot."

Why we shouldn't need to modify our behaviour to 'get ahead'

Promoting authentic power means valuing not just quotas of women at top levels, but their own way of doing business.

Natalie Reilly Promoting authentic power means valuing not just quotas of women at top levels, but their own way of doing business.

Funny girls

Why aren't women allowed to be funny on dates?

Natalie Reilly A new study reveals the different dating outcomes for funny men v funny women.

Should you really surround yourself with 'positive people' only?

Are we too quick to judge people with faux diagnosis like

Natalie Reilly Are we too quick to label people we don't get along with as 'toxic' or 'narcissistic'?


The tiny thing that predicts the success of any relationship

Natalie Reilly A new study contains the answer to the question of the ages: what makes love last?

Cheating scandals

Do we find it easier to excuse men who cheat?

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner attend the 2nd annual Save the Children Illumination Gala at the Plaza Hotel on November 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Natalie Reilly When a man cheats, the media looks at the wife. Was she boring? Was she a nag? Was she a bitch?

The 'Hot Mess'

When successful women call themselves a 'hot mess'

Natalie Reilly Is it an attempt to be relatable? Or is a defensive measure against judgment?

Hot Mess

Is calling yourself a 'hot mess' really a humblebrag?

Natalie Reilly Certain high-functioning women have been accused of "performing imperfection", but Natalie Reilly thinks there's more to it.

Emotional bodyguard

Is rom com's new 'fantasy man' that progressive?

Natalie Reilly Supposedly, there's a new type of leading man in Hollywood.

Expressing anger

Does venting make you angrier?

Natalie Reilly Why getting things off your chest doesn't always help.

The 10 worst things you can hear from your boss

Natalie Reilly "Hey, can we have a quick chat?"

Funny men don't need to be hot. So who cares if funny women are beautiful?

Comedian Louis CK

Natalie Reilly If this is an irrelevant question for men, then why the obsession with 'funny beautiful women'?

New perspective

Is it time to rethink Kim Kardashian West?

Kim Kardashian at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Natalie Reilly From reality star to spokeswoman on the objectification of women in the media. Is it time to rethink KKW?

Natalie Reilly

Why I banned nursery rhymes at home

Natalie Reilly *Or tried to, anyway.