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Author Archive: Anon

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September 18, 2017

CW: Suicide   I want to say something that may be uncomfortable to read and acknowledge. Talking about mental illness and suicide is hard and painful, but we need to be having this conversation and keep pushing for change. We all need to play our part. Four months ago, I lost my cousin and dear […]

July 24, 2017

CW: discussions of suicide, homophobia, and transphobia   Most LGBT+ people I know, myself included, have wanted to kill or hurt themselves at some point in their life because of their identity. Because they hate that they have to exist in this world the way we do. It’s so painful having your life already set […]

May 22, 2017

CW: sexual harassment, sexual assault   I have been scared for most of my life. I am scared of the boy on the bus who sits down next to me even though there are plenty of free seats. His hand is on my leg and I try to convince myself it’s an accident. I am […]

May 22, 2017

SOUTH COAST, Wellington — Hot as all hell. A 4WD roars by and the plume of dust stings in the light wind. We’ve been dropped just short of the Devil’s Gate, a kilometre or so from the Red Rocks carpark, and our packs are lined up at the base of the cliffs that were quarried […]

April 10, 2017

Written by NZ’s #1 art world bad girl   The art world is a game. It is a game Have you trained? Are you ready to run the race? Do you own New Balances or Nike Frees? You have to be comfortable, because it’ll take decades to run the race and get to the top. […]

March 27, 2017

You meet up with a super cute guy. He’s exactly the perfect height for you and you spend the evening spinning great yarns and, later on… you happen to be naked in his bed lying on his chest after having some hot, kinda rough, sex. However it’s been a few days and you haven’t heard […]

March 13, 2017

Things seem to be heating up in our little ol’ city of Wellington, and I’m not just talking about the weather ;) Therefore, you all clearly need to be keeping up with this column where every fortnight I cover all things sex and casual dating. To start, I’ll give some really lame (but important) advice […]

July 17, 2016

Though initially stereotypical and unsympathetic, there have been queer characters in video games for at least thirty years—the first exemplar (from a then-major publisher) being Ultima VI: The False Prophet in 1990. However the first game to make being queer an integral part of the protagonist, rather than a choice in a single scene with […]

October 12, 2014

In this opinion piece, I would like to make a simple ethical argument. The argument is that those with privilege have a moral responsibility to undermine illegitimate authority. I do not mean those privileged in the business and state sector, who, I might be expected to argue, should try to undermine their own authority.

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