Don’t Call Me ‘Sir’

It takes a surge of self-restraint to stop myself from banging my head against the desk. My frustration, drawn out by the…

By Catherine Gleave

Stop Calling Women Exotic

For some, the use of the term “exotic” by a man to describe a woman they find attractive has no negative connotations…

By Katherine Awit

The Anxious Protester

I was not introduced to feminism at a young age but I was openly welcomed into the arms of anxiety as soon…

By Abigail Willms

Summer, You’re A Sham

Summer has that elusive desirability of that person you’ve liked for ages and then suddenly it comes around and you realise that…

By Elle Ayres

Clean Eating Cult

The hashtags #cleaneating, #eatclean and #avotoast have taken over Instagram with feeds filled with breakfast bowls, organic everything and gym selfies. It…

By Katt Skippon

The Beauty Myth

Mainstream definitions of beauty are ever-changing. Our notion of what looks good and what doesn’t shifts decade by decade, the powder-white faces…

By Amy Mace

The Day Democracy Died

When Florida turned red on BBC News I went to bed. The Guardian app buzzed on my phone in the early hours…

By Giselle Storm Hyam

The Wrong Kind of Support

‘I hate my boobs’ is a statement that floats around many a woman’s fitting room, bedroom and mind. But why, when they’re…

By Elle Ayres

Calm Down, Dear

Back in the 1800s, women’s mental asylums introduced compulsory laundry. Hundreds of women deemed mad would spend their days scrubbing, pressing and…

By Giselle Storm Hyam

The Shaved Women

A woman is walking through the streets of Paris holding a baby. There are hundreds upon hundreds of people around her, but…

By Mannika Mishra

My Boobs Are Private Property

I was eighteen when a magician poked one of my boobs and asked, ‘When did you get these done?’ We’d just met.…

By Camilla Ackley
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