Tag Archives: misogyny

To the man who street harassed me today

You’re brave. So very, very brave. It must have taken a lot of courage to shout at a person walking alone while you were surrounded by your snickering friends, but you plucked up every scrap of courage and did it anyway.  It … Continue reading

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Pretty, Useful

I’m sure you’ve seen that terrible Girls’ Life cover that did the rounds a little while ago. It was hard to miss – as many people commented, the boys who were targeted for its brother publication Boys’ Life were encouraged to explore … Continue reading

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Team Harpy

There are a lot of negative words used for women, particularly those who do things as audacious and unseemly as ‘disagree’ or ‘have opinions’ or ‘exist’. I’m not going to list them here, because you can find them pretty much … Continue reading

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Tropes That Hurt Us

(Trigger warning for sexual assault, rape, discussion of rape tropes, misogyny) Remember that sexual assault scene in Doctor Who? Most people stare at me blankly when I ask that question. After all, although Doctor Who has complex themes and storytelling, … Continue reading

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