This week’s top sexist news stories Continue reading Sunday’s Sexism Summary – 6/8/1
The Internet (or at least my corner of it) has been up in arms this week about Emma Watson posing semi-topless for Vanity Fair. Of course, this is, for the most part, absolutely ridiculous. Emma, and indeed any woman, is free to do whatever she wants with her body. Doing this shoot doesn’t make her any less of a feminist, and the people saying that … Continue reading Is Emma Watson Really a Hypocrite for the Vanity Fair Shoot?
It’s pretty much a fact that in a lot of aspects in life, men don’t have to try as hard as women do. And yet, we still continually give them a free pass. We let them get away with everything Last night saw Casey Affleck, who has reportedly harrassed women whilst working with them, pick up an Oscar for Best Actor. But of course, this … Continue reading Why Do We Keep Giving Men a Free Pass?
‘Popping your cherry’ isn’t actually a thing. Continue reading The Great Virginity Myth
If you’re a man, please read this. Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Being a Decent Dude
This week, the media and the public alike were up in arms about this guy, who tweeted about how women should stop protesting against the tampon tax, and instead learn to “control their bladders”, as he seemed to think having a period was the same as having a wee. Continue reading We Really Need to Start Learning How Women’s Bodies Work
Today at my uni, we were doing a photo campaign against the tampon tax and getting passers by to get involved. Most people seemed to be up for it, although we did get the usual “um…sorry” from people who just awkwardly walked away because they were kind of scared of our angry signs about bleeding. Fair enough. Bye, Felicia. Now, as I write a … Continue reading Why I’m Still Protesting The Tampon Tax
Consent has become a widely discussed part of university life recently. A lot of universities have made it compulsory to attend consent workshops, or take consent surveys. After this guy from Warwick uni, George Lawlor, posed with the sign that said “this is not what a rapist looks like”, people discussed it even more. Now firstly, why this guy was wrong. The phrase “this is not what a rapist looks like” … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Consent: It’s Not Just Yes And No
Hey there! I’m gonna be completely honest here and say I almost forgot to do this today! I’ve been pretty busy as I’ve been organising a local donation drop event in my hometown. If you’re in the Hampshire area, we’re collecting donations on Saturday 12th in Fleet! It’s had loads of support which has been so amazing to see. People have been offering to collect … Continue reading Sunday’s Sexism Summary! – September 6th
So, by now, we’ve all seen the iconic moment of last nights VMA awards – where Nicki Minaj CALLED. MILEY. OUT. This was in relation to what Miley said in a recent interview about Nicki’s twitter row over the VMA nominations with Taylor Swift: “If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that. But don’t just make it about yourself. Say: ‘this is … Continue reading Why Aren’t People Listening to Nicki Minaj?