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.
If you have not already, I advise you to read the article by Rob White that this is in response to – although you do not need to, to understand the content of my own writing, it will give you context to my debate. As an Editor of this magazine, I relish in choosing the next... 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 →
By definition, feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes. Using that definition, surely most people would say that they were a feminist. It would even be a prideful thing to say. However in... Continue Reading →
As a quick aside, a question to the reader: is there a God? Judeo-Christian, Zoroastrian, Islamic, it doesn’t matter. The point is there is no yes or no answer. Why is this such a controversial opinion in politics then? Using gender as a bridge to explain my ideas and their compatibility, this should help re-examine... Continue Reading →