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AuthorHannah Hawkins Elder

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September 17, 2018

When it comes to sex, pretty much all of us have heard the word consent thrown around a lot in the last five years or so. But, due to inadequate and abstinence-focused NZ sex education (#eyeroll), all we may have picked up about it is that it’s a “thing” and that it’s probably important. But […]

April 30, 2018

When most of us think about sexism, we bring to mind the overt, grab-her-by-the-pussy rhetoric of figures like Donald Trump. This is understandable given that these examples have significant “shock value”, made more salient by prolific media coverage. However, we need to realise that subtler sexism occurs every day closer to home. Benevolent sexism refers […]

July 31, 2017

“Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.” — Charles Dickens, Great Expectations   I have often found myself doing just this — […]

July 31, 2017

I am afraid of men   Not all men Some I like   But some Some terrify me   Like the ones who make rape jokes Like consent is so funny Abuse a great punchline Such violation nothing But the height of hilarity   It makes me think it’s something They’ve never had to worry […]