I'm delivering a presentation at work and 2 minutes in, a colleague randomly shouts, 'why aye man!' across the boardroom table. Everyone laughs. As bizarre as this scenario sounds it wasn't the first (or last) time it's happened. As a person with a regional accent, I regularly come across a strange grey area of prejudice that creeps into my day-to-day London life … Continue reading Why Is Regional Prejudice Still A Thing?
“She writes a Feminist blog you know!” My friend is wobbling on her heels and looking at me like a proud mother. Our eyes meet as I smile warmly at her and do my best “acknowledge this as true but let the moment pass” The 40 something year old man nods at me and hands … Continue reading The ‘Disney Princess’ night.
The recent comments from politicians and public figures regarding rape and abortion make me both theatrically furious and TERRIFIED.On the one hand we have a surge of anti-abortion groups, such as abort67, popping up outside abortion clinics from Stratford to Brighton then on the other we have US politician Todd Akin publically claiming that when … Continue reading Everyone is talking about rape and abortions
I’m nearly 6ft tall. For a woman that’s rather sizeable. My taller than average height means I’m towering above most folk. Heels you would think would be an unnecessary conundrum for me but alas, like every woman, they are. Heels make me look good. Height suits my frame. What’s more, I like the stature it … Continue reading Are skyscraper heels the 21st Century corset?
Science? It’s a girl thing. I’ve been trying to ignore it but every time I hear anything to do with the new EU commissioned pop-esk video ‘Science: it’s a Girl Thing’ I poke myself in the eye. Eye-poking seems to be a way of my inner feminist ensuring I don’t get sucked in by the … Continue reading Science..it’s a girl thing!