You Can Still Be A Feminist And Enjoy A Good Spanking

Chloe Pedley Mar 10, 2015 0 comments 0

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about feminism, and what it means to me and some of the amazing women I know. I think demystifying feminism as a social concept, and being aware that it means different things to different people – and that that’s okay – is really important in tackling issues of sexual and gender inequality. I…

Ethical Porn, Woman Friendly Porn, and Real Orgasm Pleasure!

Chloe Pedley Feb 25, 2015 1 comments 0

I have a confession to make…. I like porn. I like porn a lot! There I said it. The trouble with my adoration of watching strangers fuck, is that I take SERIOUS issue with a lot of what goes on in the porn industry. My main concerns centre around rape, exploitation of the actors, and the depiction of sex acts…

Slut Shaming And Cyber Theft And Are YOU A Perpetrator

Chloe Pedley Sep 4, 2014 0 comments 0

Unless you have been living under a rock (And admittedly I spend a great deal of time under a rock) you would know that several hundred pictures of celebrity women were stolen and posted online. Now fess up here, did you seek out the photos? Were you overwhelmed by curiosity to see celebrities nude? And in doing so, are you…

Selfies as a Feminist Statement?

Chloe Pedley Apr 25, 2014 0 comments 0

If you’ve never taken a selfie, you’re one of the very few. Some people think of them as a sign of the times – a reflection of society’s increasingly unapologetic narcissism. Others consider them a form of expression – a medium through which they can tell the world “hey this is me, and this is what makes my life meaningful”….

Enthusiastic Consent: Shifting Our Focus from No to YES

Chloe Pedley Apr 4, 2014 1 comments 0

When we examine the issues of sexual assault, it’s important to consider consent. What it means to give consent is integral to discussions on sexual assault and healthy sexuality, and far more education on consent is needed to create a positive social change. Everyone has the right to sexuality without violence and coercion, and much contemporary discourse on consent is…

Highlighting the Facts this Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Chloe Pedley Mar 30, 2014 0 comments 0

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the SAAM campaign is all about raising awareness about sexual violence, and promoting tool and ideas to encourage healthy sexuality. Violence against women, particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women, continue to be major public health issues, and the World Health Organization (WHO) reported as recently as October 2013 that 34…

Amy Poehler is My Feminist Spirit Animal

Chloe Pedley Mar 26, 2014 1 comments 0

Amy Poehler does womanhood and feminism like a boss, okay? If I saw her on the street, I’d likely her hug for an uncomfortably long time while stroking her golden hair and professing my deep admiration for her (Amy, if you’re reading this, you’ve been warned). She has often shared her thoughts on feminism and sexual equality and what it…

Everyone’s Confused About Beyonce’s Stance on Feminism

Chloe Pedley Mar 20, 2014 0 comments 0

Beyonce is far from polarising – in fact, up until recently, you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find anything overwhelmingly negative written about it in mainstream media. All in all, the world pretty much loves her. She’s celebrated for her own unique brand of fierce female empowerment, and revered for her business smarts. The web seems fascinated by her ability to…

How to Be an Ethical Porn Consumer

Chloe Pedley Mar 5, 2014 0 comments 0

If you enjoy watching erotica or pornography online, you’re not alone. The consumption of porn has exploded thanks to its availability on the web – and even more so now that anyone can have a sneaky wank practically anywhere with porn access via smartphone. The question is; how many of us are thinking about where our porn is coming from,…

There’s No Expiration Date on Sexy

Chloe Pedley Feb 25, 2014 2 comments 0

Though the statement there’s no expiration date on sexy should go without saying (because duh), it’s one that does continue to raise eyebrows out in Medialand, given that it subverts dominant ideals about sex and beauty being intrinsically linked with youth. Let’s Subvert ‘Sexy’ Stereotypes Our culture has been telling us “youth equals beauty” since ages ago, and has played…