Clubbing used to be so fun. Dancing away in heels that blistered and mutilated my feet: then realising that anything that hindered the fun was out, so the flats were very in (they also enabled a much wider variety of dance moves). The alcohol would flow and every favourite song would come on. We got… Continue reading Into the Lion’s Den
“Take some ibuprofen” “Are you fucking kidding me!?” It was the 3rd time I’d been back to the GP describing the excruciating pain in my back, shoulder and arms following an accident on a bus. Tears flooded my eyes and began to drop uncontrollably onto my lap. The GP gave me that pitying look that… Continue reading Women in Pain
I literally wear this style of underwear everyday. When I’m going to work. When I’m unwell. When I’m on my period. When I’m feeling as unsexy as ever. When I’m going out. When I’m drunk. Does that mean - wherever I am - whatever the circumstance - if I’m raped, it’s my fault? Was I… Continue reading Consent by Thong
I applaud the torrent of criticism that has eclipsed Dapper Laughs over the last few weeks. I question myself - how did such a 'comedian' even rise to profundity? It strikes me as abhorrent that any woman, especially, would condone his crude, invasive and outdated sense of 'comedy'. I've seen articles attempt to 'support' Dapper… Continue reading Misogynist Comedy
A resounding knock-back to women's rights occurred this week. Yes women's rights- we're still fighting for those. It might seem like something you'd read in a history textbook or on a museum display. Women's rights, mis-representatively so, evokes images of suffragettes marching in green, white and purple; a time of political protest, a time of inequality. We look… Continue reading C of (In)Equality
How the term 'legitimate rape' can ever be uttered astounds me. 'Legitimate'? How can rape be illegitimate? - Of course you get those rare scenarios where a woman claims rape where she is cheating, or for whatever reason: but really the term 'legitimate rape' should never be used. Rape is rape and that's it. There's… Continue reading Legitimate Rape?