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The F Word

May 6, 2019

When Michael Hill Jeweller rocked up with their latest Mothers Day ad, the feminist community breathed a collective sigh of frustration. There, emblazoned on the back of a consistently-late bus, was a beaming man with his arms around two women. He was anonymous, but his acquaintances’ titles were displayed big and bright: Mum, and ‘Work […]

March 11, 2019

This is it. The first ‘F Word’ column of the year, and I went into it as I go into everything: with raging indecision.   Would it be a celebration of R. Kelly’s downfall? A super-fresh Donald Trump hottake (surprise: he’s still the worst)? A yes-I-know-everyone-and-their-great-aunt-has-already-said-this-but-what-the-fuck-how-did-Green-Book-win-best-fucking-picture-are-you-kidding-me rant?   It turns out, a lot of pressure […]

October 8, 2018

Viva La Revolution There are a lot of things to be angry about this year. Granted, there were a lot of things to be angry about last year, and you can be damn sure that there will be things to be angry about next year, and every year onwards. Because shit happens annually, after all. […]

September 24, 2018

The myth of the morning after pill It’s 8.30am on a Saturday and there are three of us in the waiting room at family planning. Three women, likely all here for the same thing: the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP), also known as the morning after pill. I’m here because the guy from last night finished […]

July 30, 2018

In Defence of Ariel. My brain has been fried the past couple days (a cold + stress + cramps = not a great time), and so when I got reminded that I needed to write one of these, I wasn’t sure what to do. I brainstormed for a couple hours (I say brainstormed… I mean […]

July 16, 2018

Periods are part of the female reproductive system. They are vital for the beautiful and natural miracle of life to occur, however they have consistently been a taboo topic within our society. It is dangerous when topics become taboo, as it halts much needed conversations, and creates a stigma. So how do we avoid this […]

May 28, 2018

Houston, we have a problematic fave (PF). He’s brilliant and talented and just released a brutally honest single that is nothing less than a masterpiece and one of the most important music videos of our time. He is a fantastic actor, and he has yet to release a song that I can resist jamming out […]

May 21, 2018

After trying to start a feminist club in a conservative Auckland Grammar School, I have heard my fair share of sexist comments. But living in a hall has brought those sexist comments home from school. Sexism festers in halls just as pervasively as fresher flu. Sexist comments trickle out of the mouths of guys and […]

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