In recent years, I have noticed how "feminism" and "equality" are used interchangeably, and how most people believe them to be one in the same. Feminism exists to combat the sheer amount of violence, discrimination and abuse women face on a daily basis, and is a movement to liberate those who have been oppressed by… Continue reading Why I Don’t Believe Gender Equality is Enough for Feminism
NOTE: I will be using swear words in this post I have always been fascinated by unpicking why we as humans act a certain way and unpicking concepts we take for granted without questioning. My favourite topic is always unpicking who the human is in human rights; but that’s a story for another day. In… Continue reading Swear Words pt 2: Dealing With Our Own Internalised Misogyny
The story on Babe.net about a sexual encounter by ‘Grace’, an anonymous 23-year-old photographer, had with Aziz Ansari, where Grace was coerced by Ansari well beyond her comfortable boundaries, left me with conflicted feelings. On the one hand it resonated deeply with me, but on the other I felt the article played into the hands of… Continue reading Aziz Ansari and the Insidious Nature of Rape Culture
I initially started my blog because I was sick of seeing so much negativity, and wanted to highlight all the positive steps made in the name of feminism. As my research expanded, and my understanding of feminism, I realised there was still so much to be done and there were some issues which were close… Continue reading My Body. My Rules.
Feminism, to me, is about having total autonomy over my body in a dignified manner. Yes it’s about being treated equally, but what does it mean to be treated equally? Unpicking the word ‘equality’ for me is about being able to choose what happens to my body, and having control over that decision. The ability to… Continue reading Let’s talk about…body hair
My first inspirational girl is Malala Yousafzai. Malala is the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize in her campaign for girls’ rights, especially fighting for girls’ right to education. She is best known as the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban. Malala grew up in Swat, a… Continue reading Malala Yousafzai
I grew up hearing my Mum talk about the ‘F’ word. It wasn’t a popular or well thought of idea. People burning bras and acting radical. She of course grew up in the second-wave of feminism, after suffragists, and into the era of protests, sit-in’s and patriarchal pushback in the 70’s and 80’s. I grew… Continue reading The F Word by Shalyn Norrish