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, […]
The first thing to happen to me was birth.
The first thing to happen to me was birth. I think about this often. I contemplate. Over and over. I reflect on things that have happened to me throughout my life, either by my own doing, or at the hands of the universe, or a force I don’t give much thought to. Things happen. All […]
Consent | It starts with a conversation
Today’s post focuses heavily on consent. Please consider this a content warning. Consent is crucial, but it’s all too often a topic forgotten, ignored or overlooked in a sexual setting. The very essence of successful romance, relationships and sexual activity is inextricably linked to consent, yet it’s not common discourse in reality. The general consensus […]
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, […]
Maximum Effort is disrupting creative advertising & the celeb endorsement
This week’s deep dive focuses on Ryan Reynolds and how his subversive and plucky start-up, Maximum Effort, is changing the creative advertising game for the better.
More Than a Taboo | The Rich history of BDSM
Originally coined by Kinsey Institute collaborator, Paul Gebhard in his essay Fetishism and Sadomasochism in 1969, BDSM has become a recognised practice in our collective sexual culture. However, BDSM has been recorded many times throughout the annals of history, leading all the way back to the very first civilisation. In today’s deep dive, that’s where […]
It’s not a weight loss device. It’s a torture device.
A magnetic weight loss device that locks a person’s jaw almost shut has been created to fight a ‘global obesity epidemic’ and, seemingly, reintroduce medieval torture devices to uphold the sexist discourse around weight loss. I say this, because existing weight loss and diet trends focus predominantly on women and, surprise surprise, only women were […]