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I'm not a Barbie Girl in a Barbie World

Making her debut in 1959, Barbie has aged better than us all. She is 36 years my elder yet has managed to stay the same weight (waist 16 inches), keep her golden locks gold not grey (I saw my first grey hair not that long ago), and her legs so long, smooth and shiny I can’t help but feel a bit envious of a plastic doll.     473 more words


Rape Culture and Victim Culture Collide

There is such a thing as rape culture.   Don’t even come to my page thinking I am going to say there isn’t, because there totally is.  1,701 more words


Join us for a Feminist Friday Discussion this week at The Lobster Dance

Leah of The Lobster Dance has graciously agreed to host the Feminist Friday discussion this week.

The topic: Gendered Marketing aimed at adults.

I couldn’t be more thrilled that Leah’s offered to host. 94 more words


Trip Advisor Thinks Sexism isn't 'Relevant'. Tell that to Female Travellers.

Written for The Vagenda, who kindly gave me permission to reproduce this article here. 

All too often, I find amongst my female friends that the idea of travelling alone without a trusty male companion is deemed a total no-go, lest your alluring three-day-no-shower look and sunburn garners threaten unwanted attention. 733 more words


Why I Need Feminism

Fueled by those hideous and absurdly stupid “women against feminism” posts on that Tumblr blog, I decided to write my very own why I need feminism… 443 more words