I am a woman and I’m not apologising for it graphic

I am a woman and I’m not apologising for it

Being a woman can be a minefield.  Skirt too short?  You’re a slut.  Too long? You’re dressed too old for your age.  If you wear makeup, you’ll get looks for wearing too much or too little.  Don’t shave? You’re disgusting.  Shave in the winter? How vain. However, those are the aesthetics.  I haven’t mentioned all […]

Things I don’t understand graphic

Things I don’t understand

You’ve read the title, now let’s jump into it. I don’t understand why society tells women how to dress and behave in order to avoid sexual attacks. How about, I don’t know, we um…. bring up our boys to understand rape and violence against women is wrong???!!! A woman can be wearing a trench coat or […]

Girl Up: Book chat with Lindsay about female empowerment graphic

Girl Up: Book chat with Lindsay about female empowerment

It’s that time of the month again, where I discuss a book with Lindsay on a particular topic.  This month’s theme is female empowerment and I chose to read Girl Up by Laura Bates, creator of the Everyday Sexism Project. Now, this isn’t the type of book to unwind with after a long day.  In […]

Why it’s not okay to ask me if I am pregnant graphic

Why it’s not okay to ask me if I am pregnant

At the moment it feels like my fertility is being speculated upon regularly, as I am a woman in her late twenties who is in a long-term relationship. The thing is though, my baby plans are not public property. If I coo over baby photos, it doesn’t mean I am desperate to have a child […]

A letter to #girlgang members graphic

A letter to #girlgang members

I recently became a member of #girlgang, a blogging community created by Jemma from Dorkface.  I was really excited to receive the first newsletter, and it inspired me to get involved with spreading positivity in the community.  That is the reason Jemma created #girlgang; to spread love and support among bloggers.  However, there is now an […]

What feminism means to me graphic

What feminism means to me

Many women are turned off by the word ‘feminism’, and I have never thought of myself as a feminist.  However, I have been thinking about this a lot recently, and I don’t think that the feminist label is the important issue. I think what is important is that sexism makes me angry.  I find the […]