With the news of yet another tragic suicide in reported in the press today, I felt I wanted to say something on the subject, but wasn’t sure how to frame it and a normal blog post didn’t feel right, so this is a bit different from me.
This is dedicated to all the people who try to be strong for everyone else. Please let’s all notice those people.
Read More The River and the Rock
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we have been so conditioned about ‘our place’ in society that even in the face of the worst male crimes against women, we still look to transfer the blame onto our own sex – or at the very least, we tend to accept when told, that a woman was the root cause of the issue. This conditioning is costing lives and it’s time to make a change.
Read More Male entitlement and the legend of the prick-tease
I was sat on the tube a few weeks back and a lady sat opposite me. She must have been late fifties – early sixties and she looked so confident and together. I promised myself that one day, I’d be just like her…
Read More Hello! My name is…
Despite having an insurmountable volume of information at our fingertips, how is it that our capacity to tolerate opposing views seems to be diminishing?
Read More The Algorithms of Intolerance
How is technology limiting our views and therefore, our understanding?
Fat shaming, slut shaming, mum shaming, body shaming… Nowadays it seems if you’re not shaming or being shamed, you’re just not living. My aversion to the shaming phrase was instant, and it’s gotten more intense with its growing use – here’s why…
Read More This lady’s not for shaming
So, this week, sportsmen have been in the news. You may have noticed; some appalling events have come to light which have shaken the sporting world to it’s very core and exposed the deep-seated arrogance and disregard many highly regarded sportsmen have for the rules of both their sport, and society. The good news is […]
Read More Rape culture, prostitution, and the dehumanisation of women
What happens when the old champions of women’s rights start battling against women? Can using their historic influence be dangerous? Attending a debate on the #metoo movement this week has really opened my eyes…
Read More The Danger of thinking that winning your battle won the war.