When an interview opens with a cup of tea, and closes with a friendly hand job demonstration, you know you’re writing an article for Verbal Remedy. I absolutely love writing about genitals on the internet. Very few things make me happier, other than when my fuchsia decides it can be bothered to grow, or when I find a...

If a semi-prominent feminist has written a book, you can bet a month’s wages that I’ve read it. Caitlin Moran, Sara Pascoe, Bridget Christie and many others have become brilliant bedfellows, and so when I spotted Jess Phillips’ Everywoman in my local bookshop this weekend I was simultaneously excited and afraid. It was...

In the media, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a name that is often accompanied by “feminism” and “equality”, so it has been shocking to see the controversy she sparked following an interview with Channel 4 News which aired on Friday 10 March 2017. When asked if, in relation to transgender women, ‘are you any less of a...

***This page is being updated as more events come in. To tell us yours, comment below or email info@verbalremedy.co.uk*** Conferences and Panel Discussions All-day women’s conference at Teesside University Venue: Teesside University When: Wednesday 8th March, 9am More info Inspiring Women Conference 2017 Venue:...

image copyright © Getty Images The Edinburgh women’s march on January 21st was everything I expected it to be: lively, uplifting, and unapologetically middle class. As we assembled in the freezing Scottish sunshine, I noticed the colourful, creative banners with feminist messages emblazoned across them. I enjoyed the...

Whichever corner of the world you go to, you’ll find women for whom bodily autonomy doesn’t exist. Whether by Female Genital Mutilation, menstrual taboos, sexual harassment or sexist dress codes, we are controlled by culture or by those around us. At the Ebbsfleet Academy in Kent, 200 schoolgirls found this out the hard...

For the past few weeks I have been building up a campaign that ultimately aims to hold MPs accountable for actions and words. It started with a local petition asking Philip Davies to resign as MP for Shipley, after he delivered a speech at a conference for a group called Justice for Men and Boys. This group is known...

Contemporary feminists come in dozens of different forms – campaigners, comics, academics… and writers. I for one can’t get enough of my favourite feminists in written form – be it hardened texts on the movement itself or something a little more coy – say, about the time they got cystitis. Women are great storytellers and...

Whether male or female, hipster or pornstar, body hair plays a huge part in how we feel about ourselves – and how other people perceive us. And much as we’d like to blame Kim Kardashian or Gillette, the history of our luscious locks and hairy legs is centuries longer. Why do we have body hair? Made up of dead tissue...

For someone who prides themselves on being a worldly creature, I was somewhat dismayed that International Women’s Day had only vaguely come up on my radar in the past week. Therefore I must admit that this article presents itself as an opportunity for me to do a bit of homework. Interspersed amongst various peace...