The UK is a country that prides itself on justice, freedom and equal opportunities for all, so why are more than 100 people in Yarl’s Wood detention centre hunger striking? … More Hunger For Freedom: What’s Happening At Yarl’s Wood?
Do you know the average lifetime cost of having periods? £4800 (approximately $6700 USD). … More Women’s Republic: Too Poor to Bleed?
They think it’s all due to some uniquely twenty-first-century notion of entitlement, that man can take what they want and there be no consequences. … More Women’s Republic: I Will Shrink
Today’s families come in all shapes and sizes. So why has Ann-Marie been turned down twice before even making it to assessment? She is pretty certain she knows the answer. … More Women’s Republic: Sexism, Ableism and Adoption
A review of REIGN’s Power Not Pity event, Manchester 31/01/18 … More Power Not Pity
Earlier in the month, I was unlucky enough to be eating lunch at work just in time to catch a conversation on Loose Women (a popular chat show in the UK) about the release of serial rapist John Worboys, which was, sadly unsurprisingly, utterly rife with victim blaming. Kelly Brooks brought up the usual ‘it wouldn’t happen if … More Women’s Republic: No, We Do Not Have To ‘Start From A Position Of Trust’
Sticking with this months theme of songs from TV shows here is one from my original feminist TV love; Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One of the first shows I loved, the first I got on DVD and the first foray into feminist ideals I made, before I even knew what they were (yes I know … More What a Toon: I’ve Got a Theory
I have a bad feminist confession: I read Cosmo. … More Women’s Republic: Bad Feminist Confession #1: I Read Cosmopolitan
It’s that time of year where that magical, promising, pressurising, self esteem destroying word hangs in the air; resolutions. Frankly, it is exhausting. … More Why I Hate ‘Self Improvement’
I am a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend obsessive. I love the show, I love the characters, I love the feminism (though it is not flawless) and most of all I love the toons! This from season 3 is my new firm favourite (surpassing Getting Bi and Heavy Boobs effortlessly).