Pretty much every woman I know has experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault or rape. I have. All three. More than once. I didn’t talk about it. We don’t do we? Sometimes, we can’t even label it. It’s too hard and it goes against the socialisation we have had since birth.Read "Why we have to …"
Childhood: the first messages. Directed at me! Me, a present-dwelling little stir of thoughts and emotions, hungers, sadnesses, furies and delights. There were men who knew better than me what I was: aged nine, a ‘future heartbreaker’, at twelve, something that could be touched, grabbed, at random, at will. TheirRead "Men Telling Women What …"
Privilege: Having privilege doesn’t mean being problem-free. It means that, if life’s a game, you’re playing on an easy setting. Tackle a few problems, you level up. It seems pretty straightforward to you, so you don’t really get why other people seem to find it difficult. Huh, maybe you are aRead "Unconscious privilege …"
Two life-savers; both incredible women and true heroes. Yusra Mardini Yusra Mardini is only eighteen, but she and her sister have saved the lives of twenty people. War forced them to leave their home in Syria and make the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece. Their dinghy began to sink inRead "Amazing Women Today …"
Patriarchy: A social system that values men more than women. Generally speaking, males are seen as the ‘real’ people, while women are less complete. It’s not unusual to find women are understood simply as ‘not men’ and so (arguably) not quite human. In English, the word men also means human beings – but women onlyRead "Patriarchy …"
Did you know a woman invented computer programming? History’s full of incredible women who made a real difference – and were often punished for it. Even today, we hear little about them. Meet nine world-changing women! Harriet Tubman Born into slavery, Tubman escaped her abusive owners to become an abolitionist, humanitarian,Read "Amazing women from the …"
It sucks, basically. Gender’s a load of made-up rules about what people must do and what they shouldn’t. It’s based on your biological sex, but it is in no way the same thing. It’s socially enforced through shame: this affects boys/men as well as women and girls, and hits womenRead "A quick comment about …"
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Season’s greetings! Be kind.Read "Peace to all womankind …"