Club culture has a sexism problem. And no, it has nothing to do with the time I was let in with expired ID and the dudebro I was with complained that girls have it so good.Read More
Fuck the culture of victim blaming in which we live.
Fuck that I thought there was a hierarchy of rape and mine just didn’t make the grade. Fuck thinking that because it wasn’t as awful as it could have been I didn’t have a right to be angry. Fuck thinking that his mum having no idea anything was wrong the next day when she dropped me at train station made it in any way okay. Fuck thinking that something has to be violent in order to be unwanted and forceful.
Being a feminist is hard. Being the kind of feminist who is unafraid of calling out bullshit wherever they see it is harder still. [...] In response to the sometimes overwhelming weight of being a feminist killjoy I’ve created and compiled five ways to turn around everyday sexism and ensure life is always more amusing and sassy than painfully patriarchal. Take these into your own life to ensure you’ve always got the energy to smash the patriarchy.Read More
We have a pretty good idea of what sexism looks like. It is boardrooms dominated by men in suits; religious conservatives picketing abortion clinics; right-wing politicians policing women’s lives; college boys chanting rape threats.
Sexism doesn't wear ethically made hemp pants. It isn’t sitting in a gender studies lecture. It doesn’t care about preventing climate change or dismantling capitalism. It doesn’t exist in counterculture. Except that it does.Read More