I have always had inspiring women in my life. The first woman to inspire me was of course, my mum. My mum was what I would describe as a “50s housewife” for the first part of my life.
On my first day back at work in 2020 I emailed my Managing Director and told him that we needed a menopause policy. This wasn’t something that had been on my radar six months earlier. I was vaguely aware of bigger companies talking about it, and about an awareness day a few months earlier, but […]
A couple of years ago I went to hear Germaine Greer speak in Manchester. I didn’t agree with some of the things she said, but one thing she said has stuck with me. She said it was great that we have found successful treatments for HIV and AIDS, but questioned whether we would have reached […]
I recently watched the now viral video of Cynthia Nixon reading a poem from Camille Rainville “Be A Lady They Said”. For me, and for many women, it struck the perfect chord about the impossible and ever-changing standards that women face. Society it seems, some men in particular, seem to have no idea not only […]
Today I’m going to comment on a touchy subject or forbidden one, a question that has bothering me for a few weeks now. Many months ago and since then all over the world and in many languages, there has been a chant done by women called “The Rapist is You”.
People dying accidentally as a result of sexual kinks gone wrong is not new. In 1994 Tory MP Stephen Milligan was found dead in his flat, described as an accidental consequence of autoerotic asphyxiation — where a person strangles themselves for sexual pleasure.
We are not comfortable with anger. We are particularly not comfortable with female anger. Angry women are dismissed and criticised as shrill, or a nag, or unreasonable, too emotional, or simply told to “calm down” or admonished to “be kind.”