Go On, Be a Feminist

Thanks to people like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Emma Watson, Caitlin Moran and co. feminism is becoming ever more popular. People are finally seeing that the fight is not over. We may have moved mountains in the past hundred years, but there's still a long way to go. Unfortunately there are still small pockets of society... Continue Reading →

Not All Men

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was dark and there was a man walking too close behind her. Yeah, yeah I know: not all men, right? But tell me something. It’s dark, you’re nine stone wet through, couldn’t crush a grape and a 6 foot guy you’ve never met before starts walking... Continue Reading →

Young + Beautiful

Kiran. Cake-Maker and Brainy Lady. 24. Describe your relationship with your body. I have a very difficult and often confusing relationship with my body. There are days when I love the figure I see in the mirror and then there are times when I avoid looking in the mirror altogether. There are days when I feel... Continue Reading →

Shrinking Violets

‘The idea of shrinking is hereditary’ - Rupi Kaur. Shrinking myself is a behaviour I learned from my mother. From growing up watching her front room workouts, and I’ll-start-on-Monday diets. It’s a behaviour I learned from the magazines left lying around the house, that I’d cut up to collage and instead admire the stick thin... Continue Reading →

Young + Beautiful

Gold teeth, grey goose, trippin' in the bathroom? Bloodstains, ballgowns, trashin' the hotel room? It's the life Skins sold to us as teens and the life Lorde shot down. What's it really like being fresh-faced and fancy free? Here's another look at the life of a 21st Century 20-something navigating all the obstacles that come... Continue Reading →

Do We Not Bleed?

  Do we not bleed? Shylock asked. Of course Shylock was talking about the fact that, if pricked with a needle or a sword, Jews bleed just as Christians do. I, on the other hand, am talking about women.   Do we not bleed? Anyone would think not, considering the lengths we go to to... Continue Reading →

Chick Lit #2

Following on from last week, here are a few more of my favourite brain-friendly wonderful-women laden books. Add them to your reading lists or gift them to the feminists in your lives and above all enjoy them!   Wild Nights - Kim Addonizio Kim just knows what it is to be a woman. She’s living... Continue Reading →

Chick Lit #1

Sometimes I feel like I haven’t read enough feminist classics to be a proper feminist. I’ve dipped in and out of The Second Sex, and had a go at The Female Eunuch. They’re interesting enough and thought-provoking, but they’re not exactly light reading. I fall in love with a book much quicker if it’s kind... Continue Reading →

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