Why read the book “Everyday Sexism” by Laura Bates? I challenge any woman to read it and not find within it a part of herself. “It was just another week of little pin pricks”, Laura opens, “but as I trudged home I started for the first time to really think about how many of these little incidents I was just putting up with from day to day”. The “pin pricks” are the casual, everyday, normalized sexism that women are tired of accepting. And that’s exactly what this book is about. It’s a collection of these “pin pricks” backed up by statistics and social commentary, placed in the wider social context of the inequalities women face in institutions such as politics, the media, and the workplace. When you view these “tiny” instances in light of these issues, they suddenly don’t seem so tiny anymore. [Continue Reading...]
When I think of the term ‘catcall,’ I think of a man wolf-whistling from his van, or making a comment as I walk past. As a woman, when you are simply trying to get from A to B, this is an inconvenience that would rather be avoided.
It’s rare for a woman artist to not be subtle about her desires. Yet, when she chooses to express an openness to her sexual desires that society insofar silences her for, the result is refreshing.
Horror and disbelief swept the globe on the evening of the 14th of April as over 200 girls were kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram in the Chebok region of Nigeria. What followed was a media storm.
I vividly remember the day that I fell in love with my wife.
My heart raced as she touched my face for the first time, we laughed as we ate, and as she was leaving, she look off her t-shirt so I would have something to remember her by. [Continue Reading...]
There’s a star-studded gal out there for every girl, gay or straight!
In lieu of Tatiana Maslany’s Emmy nomination snub and the news about BBC releasing a 3rd season of the show, we tell you why Orphan Black may be the most trailblazing, feminist show on network television. (Alert: spoilers and trigger warnings abound!)
Since most movies these days are filled with the so-called ‘default’ cast of characters, the straight, white, able-bodied array of personalities, it’s no surprise that many movie fans find themselves defending Hollywood when it comes out with yet another white-washed story.
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