The Battle For ‘Ms’: Why are we so obsessed with titles?

Titles. For some reason, Brits think they're incredibly important - especially when it comes to women. But why are we so obsessed with determining whether a woman is married or not? The above picture outlines the conversation I had this afternoon with a customer service agent while attempting to renew my car insurance. He was [...]

The Handmaid’s Tale: Heart of glass

The Handmaid's Tale hit our screens in the UK on Channel 4 three weeks ago, several weeks behind the US. Please note, there will be spoilers for the first three episodes below. Proceed with caution. In Gilead, women are ranked on how useful they are to society. If they're fertile, they become a Handmaid, subjected [...]

Funding anti-choice organisations with the tampon tax is violence against women

When I read the news that a percentage of the tampon tax has been going to anti-choice organisations, I thought it was a joke. It was April 1st, after all. But, sadly, it's true. The British government is using money from the tampon tax to fund anti-choice organisations, and dressing it up as supporting women. Let [...]

Keeping Abortion On The NHS

You may have heard of the petition for removing abortions from the NHS. Emanuel Ngochinya doesn't believe that women should be able to access safe, legal, and free abortions through our National Health Service, regardless of whether we pay into it or not. Emanuel, sadly, lives about fifteen minutes from me. His face and vile words [...]

Strike 4 Repeal: March 8th 2017

Join your Irish sisters on March 8th 2017 to fight for women's reproductive rights. Abortion is illegal in Ireland, thanks to a clause in the Irish Constitution known as the Eighth Amendment. It deems that life begins at fertilisation, and a foetus is granted the same rights as a woman. Fuck. That. Noise. The Bandwagon [...]

Women’s March On London: 21st January 2017

On Saturday 21st January, women from all over the world are marching. The Women's Equality Party (WEP) will be leading the march on London, encouraging people of all genders and backgrounds to come together and fight misogyny. After Donald Trump was elected to become the next President of the US, women met online and discussed [...]

Good Girls Revolt: Sexy, Relevant & Feminist AF

Good Girls Revolt, a brand new show available on Amazon Video, features a fictionalised account of a very real story - of women fighting their boss for equal rights. Meet Patti, Cindy, Jane, and all the other women who work as researchers at News of the Week, the fictional magazine that only hires male reporters, and [...]

Women’s Equality Party: WE need more women in politics to end intimidation of female politicians across the world

Two in five female politicians have been subject to threats of death, rape, violence or abduction, according to new global research by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). More than a fifth said they had actually experienced one or more acts of sexual violence. “This shocking new data shows how urgently we need to change the environments [...]

Childfree By Choice: Why Are You So Concerned About What Comes Out of My Vagina?

Or doesn't, as the case may be. As a woman, I'm getting pretty sick of being told that I'll change my mind about not wanting children. That I'm selfish. That I'm going against nature. That I'm using up public money to fund my despicable lifestyle choice. Like this woman. Journalist Holly Brockwell has won her [...]