Underestimating Katy Perry

Katy Perry is problematic, right? From "I Kissed a Girl" to "Ur so Gay" on her debut album "One of the Boys", to openly disowning feminism in 2012 and misunderstanding it in 2014, I thought it was obvious. Her latest video, "Never Worn White", complete with baby announcement, felt like the final nail in the … Continue reading Underestimating Katy Perry

Are We Addicted To (The Idea Of) Love?

https://youtu.be/oQyFFTh_YGc Our culture valorises romantic love. Ask any asexual/aromantic person, it's impossible to escape from. Love as an ideal has changed over time, from dependable economic married love, to escapist adulterous passionate love, to the current version of individualistic romantic love. Love as a concept is constantly changing. Thanks to the internet, there's a growing awareness … Continue reading Are We Addicted To (The Idea Of) Love?

Rebalancing: Living whilst Working

This week, I took a self-care day off. Working 5 days is the norm, but it doesn't mean it's healthy. Right now, work tires me out more than when I worked 12 hour shifts 3 times a week. Technically, I get more time to sleep and recover, but mentally it's a challenge to stay focused … Continue reading Rebalancing: Living whilst Working

Cooling Off Instead – Healing My SJW Tendencies For the Better

  The internet has had a reputation as a cesspit for years. People are braver and more aggressive online to the point where “the comment section” is a by-word for a snake pit of vicious, circular and vindictive arguments. It shouldn't be a surprise that it’s only after this new online frontier that the phrase … Continue reading Cooling Off Instead – Healing My SJW Tendencies For the Better

When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This

Trusting myself enough to build habits and build a life and care for myself isn’t easy or simple. It takes resolve and power that you might feel you never had. You might feel you never earned the right to decide that you matter and deserve to exist. That's an impossible argument; there’s no objective way … Continue reading When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This

I Avoid These 8 Things When Shopping Ethical

Quick post this week, I’m getting to be very busy! These are the main causes that I consider important when buying ethically: veganism - if a product involves animals, they are going to be extremely vulnerable to exploitation, whether it is meat, milk or egg. human trafficking - it's not well-known yet, but slavery is still … Continue reading I Avoid These 8 Things When Shopping Ethical

Reformed SJW Thought Police? How I learned to be gentler with myself and others.

A popular image of the SJW is that of a self-appointed, brutal and totalitarian thought-policing dictatorship, completely opposed to free speech and any expression of dissent. It’s not a well-liked representation. However whilst student activists exercising their democratic right to protest is hardly an abuse of power, there is a grain of truth to this … Continue reading Reformed SJW Thought Police? How I learned to be gentler with myself and others.

Justice Jargon Still Matters

This is part 2. For part 1, click here: Justice Jargon: You need to stop speaking it. Note: I am not the best person to talk about sexist language. If you want a thorough in depth well researched blog about feminism and language, I recommend language: a feminist guide by Debbie Cameron, on WordPress who is a … Continue reading Justice Jargon Still Matters

Justice Jargon: You need to stop speaking it.

Diversity terminology can be seen as a real rabbit hole, but is that a fair assessment? Is this complexity really necessary? This is not a test, just a visual. I don’t know all these flags or words. From: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/9-queer-pride-flags-that-you-probably-didnt-know-about Let me use something the concept of the “squish” to demonstrate the layers at work here. First, … Continue reading Justice Jargon: You need to stop speaking it.