Culture

7 ways the patriarchy has failed me, personally

Let's get a few things out the way. I am a very privileged woman. I grew up with parents who told me I could be anyone I wanted to be. I've always been surrounded by strong women. I am relatively middle-class living in a modern, multi-cultural city. I've never been assaulted, raped or abused. I… Continue reading 7 ways the patriarchy has failed me, personally

Culture

How to be a basic bitch when the sun comes out

Last week, the sun finally came out in London. The parks were full of sunbathers, the beer gardens full of revellers, and the whole city (particularly South West) was absolutely swarming with basic bitches. It's not that they weren't there in the winter - the basic bitch is instantly recognisable in the colder months too.… Continue reading How to be a basic bitch when the sun comes out

Essays

Why I’m giving up on trying to teach my friends about feminism

"Yeah I completely agree women should have equal rights and opportunities to men, but I'm not a feminist" - said by multiple friends on various different occasions. As much as I seem opinionated and loud, I'm actually really bad at arguing my case, and this is one of those sentences that sends me into a… Continue reading Why I’m giving up on trying to teach my friends about feminism