Tag Archives: sexism

After the Election

On 9th November, I woke up to a text from my boyfriend: “Trump has won.” It still hasn’t quite sunk in. I spent most of yesterday reeling, stunned, occasionally losing myself in something else, only for the horror to come crashing … 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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Pool of Blood

It’s been a little while since I had a bit of a snarky feminist rage on this blog. Apparently the universe thought I was overdue, because the other day, I saw this: THIS IS NOT OPEN FOR DISCUSSION ITV pic.twitter.com/tv0NG3WWVA — … Continue reading

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The Compliment Trap

A little while ago, I wrote a couple of posts about my adventures on the favourite dating site of everyone who either can’t or won’t get Tinder – OK Cupid. The closest I’ll ever get to having Tinder on my phone … Continue reading

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10 Things I Found Ridiculous

You know what this world needs? More articles about things that are wrong with women’s bodies. They’re always super-useful. A few days ago, I read an especially great example, called 10 Things Men Find Unattractive, which was exactly as deep and thoughtful … Continue reading

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry: A resolution

Trigger warning: Fat-shaming, body-shaming, misogynistic and sexually explicit written abuse, mention of disordered eating December is an anxious month for me. It shouldn’t be. By rights, it should be my favourite month of the year. There’s Christmas, New Year, lots … Continue reading

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Bodies and Choice

This morning I was reminded of a question that I’ve seen asked many times before during my adventures in online feminism. It’s usually trotted out by MRA groups, but this time, I saw it asked by The Telegraph, in one … Continue reading

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