Girls episode ‘American Bitch’ is one of the most accurate portrayals of how imbalances of power and sexual assault or harassment are experienced when they are not fully obvious. It challenges the grey areas of consent and does so in a way that makes viewers experience both sides of the argument.
In this era of social, political and personal uncertainty (thanks mostly but not wholly to Mr Trump) I’ve witnessed a host of debates, riots, arguments, racist and sexist ideals being thrown about like leaves in the wind, back pedalling of progressions, follow throughs of disturbing promises, and all I can do is shake my head […]Read more "Why I’m Anti-Abortion but Pro-choice"
So here we are, yet again. Battling even more displays of complete and utter misogyny that are open, public, unconcealed and apparently acceptable. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then you probably, like myself, don’t read The Sun. What I’m referring to came up on Facebook feed from a forum and it […]Read more "Yet Again: Public Displays Of Misogyny"
Seriously though…why? A man murders his entire family, out of nowhere, three young boys and a wife and the media feels the need to highlight how ‘out of character’ this was. How he must have been tormented with ‘demons’. How his mental state must not have been sound, but that he was a great man […]Read more "Why is The Murdering White Man Treated Better than Women?: An Argument on Abortion Rights and Murder."
I spent the duration of my pregnancy researching birth preferences, hospital procedures that I was willing to do and others that I was not. After very little research and conversations with other mothers I came to the conclusion that I did not want a hospital birth. The rate of C-Sections are too high, with our […]Read more "The Undermining Of the Birthing Woman"
When does a woman’s No mean No? When she says it with force? When she screams it? When she whispers it, mutters, laughs it off. When she’s had far too much alcohol or even taken some drugs? When it’s backed up with an argument? Or when it’s said alone. When does a woman’s no get […]Read more "When No Means No: It’s not just with Rape culture"
Last night I couldn’t sleep. Last night I tossed and turned, and sleep was so far from my mind I don’t know why I bothered going to bed at all. Because a few hours beforehand I read the letter of a very brave woman in which she read to her rapist of how deeply she […]Read more "When Women Don’t Matter: The Bright Future of Rapists"