Go ahead quote me

Lena Dunham.
Lena Dunham.
Romola Garai.
Romola Garai.

I've always had a tendency to refer to people diminutively. I feel like I'll be calling people 'girls' until I'm 67. Only when I feel very serious, self-important and slighted do I refer to myself as a 'woman'.

GIRLS WRITER AND ACTRESS LENA DUNHAM


She read voraciously and always thought it was much more important to finish her novel than do the washing-up. She taught me to read when I was four.

NOVELIST JILLY COOPER on what she learnt from her mother


Women have always been enslaved to their image, but that's exploded into this terrible atom bomb. So a whole generation of women are being brought up with endless compulsive viewing of themselves.

ACTRESS ROMOLA GARAI on social media

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2017, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe