Rape. It doesn't have a watershed. The rapist doesn't think 'Oh, shit! It's before 9, better not rape this victim'. So why should television portray it any differently. As if rape is only committed by a man, towards a woman, outside of the home, in the dead of night. Rape permeates domestic bliss, it permeates… Continue reading Watershed Rape
The perma-tanned foray of the Kardashian Klan epitomises popular culture. But how have they managed to infiltrate our everyday lives? What is it about this family that has changed society as we know it? It is clear that the Krew have been around long before their current world domination, since 1994 exactly, when the late… Continue reading Are you Keeping up with Kardashian Kulture?
Me and my husband decided, rather than bend over to the new societal craze of pouring ice (or sometimes not even icy) water over oneself to raise 'awareness' for ALS, we would commit to donating to two charities each month: the NSPCC and MIND. Two charities that are close to both of our hearts. Not… Continue reading The Peer Pressure Challenge
“Suicide is for cowards” “I have no respect for anyone who takes their own life” Sitting at work after the news of Robin Williams death, these were not the reactions I expected. Amongst the pain stricken declarations of sorrow at this shocking and devastating news, were dabbles or idiotic naivety. “How could someone take their… Continue reading “Genie, you’re free..”
Death has plagued newspaper spreads on an unprecedented scale in the last few weeks; and this doesn’t look set to change as war erupts in the Palestinian and densely populated state of Gaza. While the world watches the unravelling accusations surrounding the fallen MH17 plane, 87 people were “massacred” in Gaza by Israeli forces on… Continue reading Conflict in Gaza
'I am proud to be British' they announce. As if Britishness had become a foreign concept- as if it something elitist to say 'I am British'. What does that even mean? To me it's just a nationality, written on a passport, attempting to define me. It really doesn't. The raucous claims of Britishness, the people behind… Continue reading Rule, Britannia?
Planning one of the best days of your life should surely be a joyous and exciting experience; finally the freedom to have things how you want it, having the people you love around you. But no, not really. Again and again, society intervenes and circumvents our expectations- hinders our freedom and inundates us with irrelevant… Continue reading Keeping Up Appearances
There's no peace, Not in this life Defined by body types and whether you have a gap between your thighs Success, written in the curvature of your arse - or chest - Measure me? Be my fucking guest. Do I meet the requirements? Have I passed the test? Too large, Doesn't fit the mould they… Continue reading Measurements
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." -Martin Luther King, 28th August 1963 We're in 1960s America. The jubilation is ecstatic. Waves of triumph electrify those once deadened… Continue reading I Have a Dream
It was the first time I smiled And it reached my eyes I laughed, wholeheartedly No emptiness Full of life Whispered beautiful Declarations of love Devoid of cynicism Felt wanted, Purposeful - Loved