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…

“There was this one time at sex camp…”

Emma Stewart Mar 25, 2014 0 comments 0

Sexual Healing Celebrating Sexuality (formerly known as Sex Camp) is a unique weekend experience where you can completely immerse yourself in workshops, activities and performances focused on sex and sexuality. Created and born into being by the visionary, Vanessa Florence, this is one of my favourite places to be. In this divine space you can encumber yourself of all life’s…

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…

Protecting Yourself Against Revenge Porn

Chloe Pedley Mar 19, 2014 0 comments 0

Revenge porn is a genre of online pornography where nude and/or explicit photos are posted on the web without the consent of the subject. Most revenge porn is posted by ex-lovers, although there are instances of strangers being responsible for the uploading of these types of images as well. Naturally, the consequences for victims can be astronomical, causing embarrassment and…

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…

Think Sexism Doesn’t Exist?

Chloe Pedley Feb 23, 2014 3 comments 0

There’s a line in one of my favorite Lily Allen songs, Hard Out Here, that pretty accurately sums up the state of gender equality and sexism in 2014. We’ve never had it so good, uh-huh, we’re out of the woods And if you can’t detect the sarcasm, you’ve misunderstood. Essentially, my girl Lily is saying, sure, we’ve come a long…

I Saw a Cervix Online and It Startled Me

Chloe Pedley Feb 14, 2014 0 comments 0

I’m not entirely sure how to put this, so I’m just going to jump right in and say it. I saw some cervixes online the other day, and they really freaked me out. And I’m not sure how to feel about that. I mean, I consider myself to be pretty open about the human body. As a feminist, I think…

Hey Good looking! Let’s Celebrate Attraction

Jeannine Jan 14, 2014 5 comments 0

A few months ago, as I walked through Dubai airport alone, enjoying moving my body freely after sitting for eleven hours straight with a toddler on my lap, an attractive man in his ‘Taekwondo Team UK’ uniform walked past and almost stopped to look over his shoulder at me. Presumably he wanted to see if the front looked as good…

The C-Word Dilemma. Do You Say It?

Jeannine Jan 12, 2014 0 comments 0

Like an orgasm there is something primal, powerful, and releasing about using a few choice words to express your feelings; the ‘c-word’, being the most shocking and offensive choice. Many of us have heard ‘You’re a Cunt!’ spat out and harsh from one man to another like it is the most horrible, disgusting thing a person could be. Really? A…