Love Island 2019 runner up, Molly Mae has found herself at the centre of controversy, following comments she made on Steven Bartlett’s podcast, The Diary of a CEO. Allegedly taken out of context, Molly Mae’s commentary has fuelled severe internet backlash that has been branded sexist bullying by supporters of the influencer, while critics of […]
Who runs the world? Fangirls do, of course.
The term ‘fangirls’ is used pejoratively to describe girls’ involvement in music. The established narrative imposes a widely accepted belief that girls, despite their devotion to a particular band or enthusiasm in a specific music scene, is based entirely on a superficiality that boys and men are exempt from. Like most women, I’ve been on […]
Forever listening to Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde
Blonde on Blonde is, arguably, Bob Dylan’s most iconic album. Granted, that’s an easy argument to make for any Bob Dylan album. But for more than half a century on, Blonde on Blonde remains a crucial addition to musical history, pop culture and the 1960s New York music scene, that makes Blonde on Blonde an […]
Richard Branson & the billionaire space race no one asked for
Ah, poor billionaires. In an increasingly socially woke world, billionaires have it rough. No longer is it acceptable to simply hoard cash, exploit the working class and grin maniacally in photos with your thumbs aloft. Oh no. Instead, billionaires are under pressure to prove they aren’t entirely useless. So, while racking their collective brains, they […]
I watched Sex/Life so you don’t have to.
If you follow me on Instagram, you had to know this was coming. I’ve binge watched all eight episodes of Sex/Life on Netflix, and now I have feelings. It goes without saying that there will be spoilers. Sex/Life is bad, like, really bad My main issue with Sex/Life is the wafer thin and massively sexist […]
There is no greater romantic comedy than You’ve Got Mail
You’ve Got Mail is the greatest thing to come out of the 1990s, and this is a hill I am ready and willing to die on, people. Written by my personal hero, Norah Ephron, and her sister Delia, You’ve Got Mail is a loose remake of a 1940s rom-com starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan, […]
I’m glad it’s not coming home | toxic masculinity & football culture
I bloody love football. Every major tournament sends me mad. I cry, clap, scream, hug, kiss, scream some more. I bloody love football. But football culture is a mess; ingrained in toxic masculinity and upheld by homophobic, racist and sexist sentiment. I’m so ashamed by the scenes from yesterday’s match against Italy – both the […]
Bill Cosby is free | This is why women don’t come forward
If the last week is anything to go by, it should be clear to you that women are not valued in modern society. Bill Cosby, a man found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting around 60 women, has secured an early release from prison. Meanwhile, Britney Spears has received yet another devastating blow in her […]
The public dismantling of women in the media isn’t new, but it’s now Martha Hancock’s turn.
The scorned wife, the femme fatale and the public dismantling of women. It’s a misogynistic and woefully predictable ploy used by the tabloid press to sell papers and generate clicks, and this week, Martha Hancock is in the firing line. As a reminder for anyone who may need it, accomplished osteopath and mother of three, […]
A few words on Britney | Her loneliness is killing us now
When I was 10, I was desperate to grow up. I’d sit on the sofa for hours, flicking back and forth between music video channels; the glow of the TV burning into my slowly decaying retinas. It was during these marathons that my life changed unexpectedly, yet permanently, as I witnessed a moment that now […]