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Sexual Harassment in Hollywood Isn’t Rare – It’s Very Very Common

Harvey Weinstein is the latest in a string of men who have used their power and influence as weapons to prey on others. Weinstein could harass, assault and rape women whilst all the time being protected by the inherently misogynistic system that goes with the lifestyle of the rich and the famous.

Jodie Whittaker Is The Dr We All Need

The great thing about the Dr Who series is that it has been created in such a way that the main character can change over and over again without upsetting the plot line.

The Fragile Male Ego: Why the “Pissing Pug” Points to a Profound Problem

The statue has come into the limelight again, but this time because another “artist” has added his touch – the touch of the fragile male ego feeling threatened.

Podcasts, Patriarchy and Political Shennagins

On this particular episode, Deborah and fellow comedian Sarah Pascoe interviewed Catherine Mayer, leader of the recently formed Women’s Equality Party. Interest spiked, I was all ears for the next two and a half hours.

The “Rape-Clause” Proves How Far We Are From Equality

Although I tend to stay away from strong political pieces when writing my blog, sometimes things need to be talked about. The controversial ‘rape clause’ is one of those things.

The Black Mambas: Pushing Boundaries

I would like to introduce you to a group of incredible women who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect South Africa’s wildlife. This year, on International Women’s Day 2017, I would like to introduce you to The Black Mambas.

The 2017 Oscars Showed Us How To Normalise Sexual Abuse

Last night was The 2017 Oscars. The glitzy, glam ‘anyone who’s anyone’ night of the year. Everyone knows what it’s about and everyone has their views on who should win and who should go home empty handed. This year, in my opinion, pinned an underlying darker side to the Oscars, namely with a certain person taking home the award for Best Actor.

A Woman’s Place is in the Resistance.

On the 21st of January 2017, alongside over 100,000 other people in London and millions across the world in over 600 places, I marched.

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