Category Feminism

A Year of Reading Women: ‘How To Be a Woman’ by Caitlin Moran

If feminist ideology is supposed to lead women (and anyone who is not cis male, straight, white, etc) out from beneath a metaphorical rock of oppression, this book is the little finger of the fist shoving us back under it…. This is the female equivalent of a man responding to a discussion about feminism by saying ‘so can I hit women now then?’


1984, Meet 2016

From Brave New World to The Hunger Games, dystopian literature is supposed to provide an entertaining escape from the real world. A warning, perhaps, but also a light reminder that things could always be worse. After today, and many of the unbelievable events of the past year or so, however, dystopian literature is no longer […]

Stop Telling Me To Be Afraid 

“Oh but of course, dont go there alone.” I stare at the woman in disbelief. She has just spent the last half hour regaling me with tales of her own adventures in South America several decades ago. She goes straight for the most dramatic details, the stories that are so fun to tell you forget […]

Fake is a Four-Letter Word

  Essena O’Neil has shot to fame after having a breakdown on social media. The Instagram and YouTube star (I had never heard of her before her weepy retreat from the public eye went viral, either) recently posted a video announcing she was quitting social media*. The world’s press jumped on the story. You can see […]