International Women’s Day is a celebration of women around the world. To me, its a celebration of their achievements, sacrifices and the perfect opportunity to highlight just how far we have come and still have to go in the search for true equality between the sexes. You may not see it, you may not be affected by it, you might not care or even believe … Continue reading International Women’s Day: My Feminist Inspirations
First published on Kettle Mag With the news that she’s secretly married her long-term boyfriend Justin Theroux, perhaps the media will give the saddest woman on the planet a break now. After all, since her divorce from Brad Pitt, she’s just hopped from man to man in a desperate attempt to find love again, right? Will she ever have children or will she just end … Continue reading Lets stop portraying Jennifer Aniston as a victim
First published on Kettle Mag: Madeline Stuart In many ways Maddy is just your everyday 18 year old girl. She lives with her mum in Brisbane, Australia, enjoys swimming, dancing and has always dreamt of being a model. She also has Down’s syndrome. Last year she decided to try and make her dreams a reality and started pursuing a career in modelling. Since then, she has been making headline news for her determined efforts to … Continue reading The young model with Down’s syndrome determined to change the face of beauty
You’re walking down the street by myself, minding your own business, on your way to work. You walk by a building site, where a group of men (some double your age) start shouting at you, approaching you, whistling, gesturing, laughing… How would that make you feel? Today the news of 23 year old Poppy Smart, calling the Police after being in that very scenario, has … Continue reading Wolf whistling – everyday harassment that needs to stop
,(EDITS 06/06/2016: As you’ll see, I wrote this post for last year’s General Election but with the EU Referendum just around the corner I feel these points definitely still stand. You have til tomorrow to register to vote to have your say for what is likely to be one of the biggest decisions we’ll make for this country in our lifetimes.) The UK General Election is … Continue reading Why your vote matters – especially if you’re a woman
The C word. Well, one of them. For some reason the issue of consent is still seen by many as somewhat of a grey area. The idea that every time you have sex with someone, no matter what the circumstances – female, male, anyone – you must make sure they do actually want to have sex with you, doesn’t seem too confusing to me? Yet … Continue reading Consent – the perfect metaphor
I’ve seen so many posts from both men and women already today asking these questions – why do we have an International Women’s Day and no male equivalent? (Technically, there is – Men’s Day Nov 19th.) That’s a bit sexist isn’t it? Is this a new feminist way to say women are better than men…? The point of International Women’s Day is to celebrate and applaud the … Continue reading Why do we have a women’s day and no men’s day?