We need to change the narrative on domestic violence, because right now, it posits that abuse in the fault of the victim, and that is unacceptable.
As a cultural critic, I constantly encounter attitudes along the lines of ‘don’t you have better things to do with your time’ and ‘who really cares about television’ and ‘pop culture doesn’t matter.’ Bitch Magazine, an entire publication dedicated to discussing pop culture through a primarily feminist lens, aside, my response is that yes, pop culture matters. […]
Being socialised as a woman in this society is extremely difficult. You spend your entire life essentially learning that no matter what you do, you can’t win. You’re either too meek or too aggressive, too big or too small, too loud or too quiet, not driven enough or too focused on work, shrewish or too […]
One of the myriad of unhelpful statements offered to people when they talk about their rapes is ‘did you report it,’ which will be followed by ‘why didn’t you’ if no report was filed. It’s one among a pile of things which displays alarming ignorance, and it’s often accompanied by the attitude that someone wasn’t […]