Category: Feminism

Watching Oprah Winfrey giving her Golden Globes award speech with my daughters aged 18 and 13, I found myself feeling completely overwhelmed with the sense of change. Time’s up for the those people with advantage who will no longer have the luxury of knowing that their victims will not remain silent. Growing up in the...

Not a big fan of the consumerist Christmas? Treat your friends and family to some feminist gifts from these amazing independent sellers – and be confident that you’re supporting artists and companies who care!   This gorgeous handmade tea towel is perfect for washing the dishes with – but if you’re feeling crafty...

“When we tell a boy to ‘act like a man’, we’re effectively saying, ‘Stop expressing those feelings.’ And if the boy hears that often enough, it actually starts to sound uncannily like, ‘Stop feeling those feelings.’   This is Robert Webb’s memoir, How Not To Be a Boy. The book is split into two acts – the first half...

Our perception of beauty is moulded by the images we see promoted by the media in TV shows, movies, magazines, or on social media. We don’t see much diversity in this portrayal of beauty. This creates an unrealistic expectation in society that we have to conform to the idealistic notion that whatever current trend...

Looking back, I can hardly believe how long it took me to go vegan. It seems crazy that I was an advocate for human rights for so long before coming to the conclusion that I should be advocating for animal ones, too. Let’s be clear: I don’t think meat eaters are bad people. I was one for over 25 years, my boyfriend is,...

Uncharted is an action-adventure shooter platform game series that follows swashbuckling treasure hunter Nathan Drake as he adventures across the globe, exploring historical legends and battling villainous antagonists. Considered to be one of the greatest video game series of all time, with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End...

Although it came out nearly 5 months ago, I’m still hearing conversations about The Red Pill, the controversial documentary which dives into the deep and dangerous world of the Men’s Rights Movement. Last weekend I decided it was high time I went down the rabbit hole myself. The film documents liberal feminist filmmaker...

There are backroom deals between the Tories and the DUP, who staunchly oppose a woman’s right to choose. The Handmaid’s Tale has been the biggest television hit this summer, depicting a world where women are stripped of all personal freedoms. Our reality and our fiction leave lingering fear over autonomy. Yet one...

It’s been just over a year since Labour MP for Batley and Spen Jo Cox was murdered as she arrived for a routine meeting with her constituents. Still reeling from total and utter grief, her husband Brendan has penned her biography – not simply to map out her life but to celebrate the vibrance but also gentleness with...

Disclaimer: No, I’m not a stripper. At pole fitness, we don’t take any clothes off, and nobody’s paying me to do it. Sorry to disappoint.  I’ve been going to pole fitness for just over a year, and I cannot recommend it enough to people with mixed feelings about their body. Thanks to the ever-expanding world of the...