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…

The Difference Between Yes and YES YES YES!

Chloe Pedley Dec 19, 2013 1 comments 0

Enthusiastic consent. It’s a really simple term, and it’s a really simple concept – but somehow, the lines got blurred.  Enthusiastic consent very simply means that both participants are excited, willing, and able to say yes to sex. Which in my opinion is pretty sexy. What if a woman says yes, but then says no… – That’s NOT enthusiastic consent…

Your Vagina Is Gross (But Thankfully There is a Billion Dollar Industry Built on Fixing It)

Chloe Pedley Dec 8, 2013 1 comments 0

Do you own a vagina? Want it fresh as a daisy, smelling like a summer breeze? You’re in lucky, ladies! No longer do you have to put up with a less-than-flawless vajay, thanks to these amazing, and totes necessary, products. Deodorant Your vagina smells, and if you’re not regularly using a vaginal deodorant you’re doing it wrong. Feminine sprays, wipes…

A Newbie’s Guide To Female-Friendly Porn

Chloe Pedley Nov 30, 2013 0 comments 0

Porn isn’t all dirty moustaches and gangbangs, you know. In fact, a growing sector of the porn industry is focusing on female-friendly and feminist porn, created by women, for women. Porn has different connotations, depending on your experiences of it. Some people love it, some people hate it, and some people find it uninspired, but still use it to help…

Nikki Tells: What Is Feminism To Me?

Chloe Pedley Nov 11, 2013 5 comments 0

Hi, I’m Nikki. I wear lip-gloss. I shave my legs and armpits. I got married and took my husband’s name. Pink is my favorite color. I take pouty selfies. I use the c-word. I own a Britney Spears CD. I buy bras, rather than burn them. And yes: I consider myself a feminist, thank you very much. ‘Feminism’ has become…