Being body positive and being feminist sometimes collide in my head, one of the issues which comes up often is to do with nude bodies. From a feminist point of view, women’s nude bodies are (more often than not) used in the media specifically to appeal to the male gaze, they are often objectifying and… Read More Plus Size Nudity
This tweet popped up on my timeline, I was busy at the time, so I didn’t see the context or know about any twitter storm. It irritated me though, and I expected better from this particular person. So I responded and thought no more about it.
Since Plus Size Wars has been on I’ve seen a few idiots people comparing plus size girls and women to pets. The two instances that come immediately to mind are, “our pets would be taken off us if we let them get that fat”, and “it’s like with pets, we’ve forgotten what normal looks like”.… Read More Not only #WeAreTheThey, we are also people not animals
It has been an interesting year, thought I’d go through it with some blog posts. Started the year puking, while technically this is a post from last December, it is exactly how January started for me. Dear future self On the subject of the toilet, you know how at the beginning you were thinking you… Read More A 2014 recap: Puking, parenting, pain and feminism
Thanks to my gender I’ve known from a very young age that the expectations for me were radically different than the expectations for a child born to the opposite gender. Thanks to my gender I was taught that it was preferable to be; – caring (even towards those who would hurt us – sometimes especially towards them)… Read More Being an angry woman – and why it scares me
When I was younger I was a bit of an awkward girl, I was never into the girlie girlie stuff, but at the same time I was no tomboy. I was painfully shy, and that was made worse by not feeling like I had enough in common with people, so I found it hard to… Read More Finding a place and sense of worth in feminism
Quick recap for anyone who hasn’t read my blog previously, I suffer from a chronic pain problem which has left me severely limited. Before the pain started I was fairly slim, very girlie looking, and a very petite 4’10”. I was very often treated as a dainty little doll-like thing who needed protection and big… Read More Disability and female weakness
I was very lucky as a child to have a mother who adored books, and she passed this love of reading on to me. I would read anything I could get my hands on (my mother ended up hiding her horror collection from me), from The BFG to Little Women, Goosebumps to The Famous Five,… Read More Let Books Be Books – where’s the harm?
I assume you’ve seen the Goldieblox advert by now? If not, have a look, see what you think. First things first, I love the visuals of the advert. The idea of taking all these passive, pink, pretty things and turning them into some huge, fun, house sized chain reaction feat of engineering. That is excellent… Read More “You like to buy us pink toys and everything else is for boys”