I challenge men in the wake of International Women's Day...
- Apr 26, 2021
It seems wrong for International Women’s Day to last for just 24 hours. One day. We’re already nearly two...Read More
It’s an argument I hear with astounding frequency: how can a woman-identifying person truly be a feminist if all of...Read More
At this point, I have lost count of all the fandoms I’m in.
Last year’s...Read More
According to legend – both secular and religious – the ‘reason for the [Christmas] season’ comes from men. On the...Read More
It’s not particularly feminist, it’s not even particularly romantic,...Read More
I don’t know how I missed the publication of Paula Green’s book Wild Honey . Particularly given that the magnificent cover of this charming and...Read More
At the start of 2020, I set myself one resolution: to read one book a week for the entire year. 52 books. The idea was that if I read more books,...Read More
There was no blueprint for Kim Kardashian’s genre of fame – aside from the obvious. A slew of socialites,...Read More
What makes a feminist film?
Representation in film and the media has been increasingly topical, with...Read More
I was thirteen the first time I smoked weed.
There’s a funny little anecdote I like to tell about this experience. My boyfriend at the...Read More
This year, for the first time in history, a science Nobel Prize was won by two women. Scientists Emmanuelle Marie Charpentier and Jennifer A....Read More
Everything I know about Scientology, I learnt from Leah Remini, an actress who was raised in Scientology from the age of nine, but ended up...Read More
You know those tampon ads that tell you girls can do anything? The make-up ads that talk about the importance of realising your self-worth? The...Read More
When Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album ( Chromatica...Read More
As a long-time fan of Taylor Swift, seeing her new album “folklore” receive such amazing reviews has been equal parts gratifying and frustrating...Read More
If you’re a person who engages in sexual activities, or you know a person who does, or you’re a member of the Facebook group Girl Related After...Read More
As a nineties kid, I’m watching thirty barrel around the corner with increasing fear. I’d never really been all that afraid of aging. I hung out...Read More
My knowledge about history in general is problematically limited. But whatever small and simplistically explained fragments of history were...Read More
“Abuelita – I love girls, the way I’m...Read More
According to Caroline Calloway, Instagram captions are art . At least, her Instagram captions are art. She puts a lot of time into documenting her...Read More
In 2018, inspired by the #MeToo movement and an onslaught of...Read More
“In university, you find your tribe.”
Among other less welcome, more invasive pieces of advice that...Read More
I’ve always been late to the play. Last year, deciding the time had finally come, I decided to read the Harry Potter series. It wasn’t that I’d...Read More
In 2020, celebrity culture seems to be crumbling before our very eyes. What with the tone deaf videos of millionaires singing “Imagine” from their...Read More
Pop stars are constantly evolving. It’s almost like they’re human or something. I find it fascinating to watch pop stars teasing their latest...Read More
Over the past eight weeks, I bet an awful lot of work has been completed by people wearing pyjamas. Good work. Work that would otherwise have...Read More
At the other end of a Skype call, Em-Haley Walker — better known as homegrown superstar Theia — greets me with double Dutch braids and a small...Read More
Supporting small businesses and our local economy has never been more important. If you’re looking to buy something new (for yourself or as a gift...Read More
If this pandemic has made one thing clear, it’s that there are certain people and professions that society simply cannot survive without, aptly...Read More
It’s pretty rare for a female celebrity to be liked, universally.
I mean, no one...Read More
Let me start by addressing that headline. This article is not...Read More
We’re all being inundated with information about the novel coronavirus right now. It’s been happening for weeks, and it seems that every Tom, Dick...Read More
For something that affects 10% of people who have a uterus, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) does not get a lot of airtime. I have PCOS. I know...Read More
Adéle Haenel, star of critical hit Portrait of a Lady on Fire, was one of the first...Read More
Every woman likely remembers the first time she was sexualised.
Maybe you were...Read More
When Donald Trump won the 2016 US election, my reaction was visceral. I cried. I stayed in...Read More
One of my favourite brick-and-mortar stores in Auckland can be found on Karangahape Road. Crushes has been my default go-to for picking up gifts...Read More
The night before I spoke to Deborah Frances-White, known and beloved the world over as The Guilty Feminist , I watched her TED talk...Read More
I’ve been on Instagram for over three years now. In that time, there have been multiple digital decluttering outbursts involving mass unfollowing...Read More
I was nineteen years old when I first noticed a vertical line starting to appear between my...Read More
If the start of a new year is synonymous with setting resolutions, the start of the new decade multiplies the notion by a thousand (or at the very...Read More
Kia ora and welcome to 2020, which I’ve hopefully dubbed “Year of Dreams (or at least please-not-Year of Screams)”. To be honest, given that this...Read More
First published on Friday the 26 th of April, 2019, this was the most read Villainesse story of...Read More
First published on Tuesday the 28 th of May, 2019, this piece comes in at number 4 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019.
First published on Sunday the 12 th of May, 2019, this piece comes in at number 8 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019.
First published on Thursday the 8 th of August, 2019, this piece comes in at number 22 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019....Read More
First published on Thursday the 21 st of February, 2019, this piece comes in at number 24 in the...Read More
First published on Tuesday the 2 nd of April, 2019, this piece comes in at number 26 in the top 30...Read More
First published on Saturday the 4 th of May, 2019, this piece comes in at number 29 in the top 30 most read...Read More
First published on Tuesday the 17 th of September, 2019, this piece comes in at number 30 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019....Read More
This time of year makes me feel somewhat reflective. While most Decembers I’m generally too busy to be able to breathe during the day, I find...Read More
Nikki Kennedy (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Mahaki and Te Whakatōhea) needed to do something to ensure the survival of Te Reo. This, combined with...Read More
Last week, I published an article under the title Men are actually terrifying . And I was nervous about it. My editor Lizzie Marvelly rightly...Read More
It’s feminism 101, right? Disney princesses are terrible role models that teach young girls to yearn for romantic approval from men over all else...Read More
November has been a pretty amazing month for New Zealand’s literary scene. With two launches of highly anticipated books and the announcement of...Read More
The terrible things to come out of the Trump presidency are insurmountable...Read More
We’ve all done it. We’ve all heard our female friends do it. The urge to qualify the fact that you’re a feminist with “But I don’t hate men! I’m...Read More
I was on the edge of my seat for most of the duration of Girls of the Sun , a French film by Eva Husson....Read More