All Quiet On The Wench Front

Herstory at its fucking finest.

The Beautiful Game

“Football is a simple game; 22 women chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the men always win.” – That bloke from the crisps advert, Nineteen-Ninety-Who-Cares? It’s … Continue reading


Daphne du More, More, More! Warning: Themes of a Not So Sexual Nature.

“What goes on in the twisted, tortuous minds of women would baffle anyone.”  Unknown, Rebecca. It’s 1945. Daphne Du Maurier is experiencing something of a personal crisis. Her marriage to … Continue reading


Sisters In Arms – Eva Schloss Speaks Frankly About Anne

And Another fantastic literary ditty from our resident bookwench, Dolly Delightly. A couple of months ago our Becky wrote about Anne Frank, the remarkable girl behind the eminent public persona … Continue reading

5 August 2013

Harrowing Injustices To Native American Women In Louise Erdrich’s The Roundhouse

We’re thrilled to betroth to you the latest offering from our bookwench, Miss Dolly Delightly. Both the book being discussed and our review heavily feature rape, so read with care. Here’s … Continue reading

5 August 2013

Rosalind Franklin And The Un-Noble Prize

We’re thrilled to introduce Camilla Mørk Røstvik, our latest guestwench, PhD and teaching assistant in Art and Science History at The University of Manchester. She’s here today fighting the case … Continue reading

20 July 2013

Churchill, Sexism and Petticoat Politics

The following was originally posted over at The Women’s Room as part of their Banknotes Campaign. Frequently voted greatest Briton, greatest twentieth-century Prime Minister, greatest – YAWN – Sir Winston Churchill’s “outstanding contribution” (to … Continue reading

9 July 2013

The Drag Queen Cometh

“It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.” Dolly Parton It stands to reason that Elizabeth I is the subject of many an … Continue reading

9 July 2013

You Gats-To-Be-Reading Judith Mackrell’s Flappers

The Wench Front is proud to present our debut from celebrious web-reviewer and our new bookwench, Dolly Delightly. She’ll be visiting us from time to time with updates from the sordid little world of … Continue reading

20 June 2013

Food, Revolutionary Food

Doctor: “What will you eat for dinner?” Marion Wallace-Dunlop: “My determination.” July, 1909. The following contains descriptions of invasive procedures with a sexual overtone which some readers may find upsetting. Maria “Masha” Alyokhin, … Continue reading

20 June 2013

The Pendle Pageant: Hag, Heathen or Harlot?

“Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.” Neil Gaiman “Another belief of mine: that everyone … Continue reading

18 May 2013

Is Mary Seacole Note Worthy?

Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if I were your wife, I’d poison your tea. Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I’d drink it. The Bank of England has decided that Winston … Continue reading

28 April 2013

Radio Anschluss: Not Just The Diary Of A Young Girl.

“Though for me, my perception of World War II was filtered through the Bomb and The Diary of Anne Frank.” Just Kids, Page 70, Patti Smith. It’s unsurprising that the stories … Continue reading

27 April 2013


/wenCH/ noun Origin Middle English: abbreviation of obsolete wenchel, meaning child, servant, prostitute; perhaps related to Old English wancol, meaning unsteady, inconstant. Definition Girl, woman, probably a right stand-up bird.



her·sto·ry /ˈhərstərē/ noun Shit hot history from a female or feminist perspective.