I often ask people to think about whether they are a racist or sexist. Almost none of us think we are. Are we kidding ourselves? Continue reading The discrimination gap
Imagine 50% of the adult population being denied the right to vote in the next election, for no other reason than their sex. Continue reading 125 years of women’s suffrage: what’s next?
“I don’t usually buy magazines”. Déjà vu. I’ve started a blog with those words before. But, to be pedantic, I didn’t buy this one. It was free, so I picked it up.
or Why it’s not political correctness gone mad to ban the Protein World advert. (N.B. *trigger warning*) I could write an essay about this advert. I really could. From advertising and marketing, to body image and eating disorders, to health and nutrition, to feminism, to mental health, to the sexualisation of women in society, to capitalism and consumerism, to the colour yellow. I could write pages and … Continue reading Fat Feminist Outrage
In case you missed it, the latest media frenzy around drunken Brits abroad this week concerned a girl who was filmed publicly giving oral sex to twenty four men in a bar in Magaluf. Reports suggest that she did this on the promise of a ‘holiday’ which, somewhat awkwardly, turned out to be the name of a €5 cocktail. Naturally the same newspaper that peddles … Continue reading Magaluf Girl
Ok, let me disclose upfront that I am biased on both counts here. There are two change.org petitions running at the moment that I’ve signed. The first, the #nomorepage3 campaign, has 194,796 signatures at the time of writing. The second, the petition to ‘Remove the Anti-Homeless Spikes’ has garnered 127,852. The first started two years ago, the latter just a week ago. I’m biased because I work … Continue reading Anti-homeless spikes and #nomorepage3 likes