Now before I begin, I’d like to make one thing very clear - typically, I wouldn’t like to only speak about women as sexual assault victims as it is obvious that they are not the only member of society to be targeted. Men, women, everyone in between, and children suffer the atrocity that is sexual assault. But unsurprisingly: Donald Trump has made it an issue of men vs. women.
On the 1st June 2017, the current POTUS announced in the White House Rose Garden that the United States would pull out of the Paris Agreement; a deal that has pledged 195 nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to combat the fiend otherwise known as climate change. Although, the US cannot legally withdraw until November 4th 2019, the announcement marked a huge step back in environmental action.
Donald Trump, the millionaire businessman turned President, may go down in history as one of the most politically incompetent and inexperienced POTUS' in history, but just how much truth is there to this? Whilst the President is indeed completely lacking in any previous political experience, his record of political involvement is not so squeaky clean.... Continue Reading →
Disclaimer – This might be an unpopular opinion but if you admire freedom of speech, then you will be able to give me a chance to persuade you to think differently; as we live in a liberal democracy, we should treat others with the rights and freedoms we are granted. The story of President Trump... Continue Reading →
For a bit of context, the #MeToo campaign is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault. Going viral in October 2017, the development of the hashtag, and its wider implications, was driven primarily by high-profile, successful actresses, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Uma Thurman, who describe themselves as feminists. This came soon after the allegations of sexual... Continue Reading →
I can’t think of anyone I know who doesn’t believe in equality. Yet most of those people don’t identify as feminists. You could argue that it’s because of the bad press the movement receives on social media or in the news… but sometimes you just must look beyond that.
Over the past year or so I've noticed a term that keeps popping up: "terfs". On the news; at rallies; in comment sections on social media. But what are they? It's an acronym which stands for: "trans-exclusionary radical feminists". What is a feminist? Taking the Merriam-Webster definition, it's someone who believes in the: "social, political and... Continue Reading →
Feminism, for me, has become an exhausting word. It’s not that I reject the label, I’m just getting tired of what the movement seems to mean to most people. I’m tired of the media stories always being about cis-white women’s middle class issues, tired of constantly defending myself and watering down my opinions to reassure people I’m not a ‘feminazi,’ and tired... Continue Reading →
From an onlooker’s perspective it may appear that the grasp of toxic masculinity is slowly releasing itself from the young men of today - who are often portrayed in the right-wing media as weaker, more sensitive, and to an extent more of an embarrassment to mankind than their older, ‘heroic’ counterparts who were taught to... Continue Reading →