13 Reasons Why teaches us that we must confront rape culture

Last week, I binge-watched the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which is based on the book by Jay Asher. Like many people, it affected me, touched me, and forced me to relive my own experiences. Trigger Warning This blog post will discuss sexual assault, rape, and suicide, as well as the far-reaching consequences of [...]

Audrie & Daisy, & Vikki

At the weekend, I watched Audrie & Daisy, a documentary on Netflix that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. I've spoken openly about something that happened to me when I was a teenager. A lot [...]

Wrecked by Maria Padian

I review Wrecked by Maria Padian. Anyone who doesn't live under a rock will know of the shocking statistics of rape and sexual assault happening on university campuses. Things like "Party Culture" and heavy drinking have been blamed for these assaults, rather than the rapists themselves. Brock Turner has become a household name, forever tied to the [...]

Skirting The Issue: Policing Women’s Bodies

Last week, Hitchin Girls' School pupil Eleanor Beale launched a petition against her school telling the Year 11 girls to ensure their skirts reached knee length at all times. Why, you may ask? So they don't provoke male invigilators during their exams. *deep breaths* Let's take a look at that word 'provoke'. In terms of [...]