Why are men strangling women to death in this country?
- Dec 12, 2018
I may be well into my twenties, but I will shamelessly admit I love Harry Potter . Ever since I first read The Sorcerer’s Stone (I’m from the US;...Read More
Māori Language Week fills me with all kinds of emotions. As a Māori woman who is now learning her language in her...Read More
This year, on September 23, New Zealand will vote on who gets to lead the country for the next three years...Read More
Dear Mike Hosking , yet again ,
We’re glad to see that you’re reporting on the big stories . Like the...Read More
Thou shall worship whichever God most appeals to thee. Thou shall not go to war over worshipping different Gods. Thou shall live and...Read More
Femo-fascist (noun) – A term used by men (usually of the older and white variety) who are still smarting after being criticised by women * for...Read More
Dear Mike Hosking,
Here we go again.
We’d like to share with you a few words...Read More
It’s one of the great questions of our time: can your vibrator kill you?
The facts, unfortunately, speak for themselves: Aotearoa has the highest rate of homelessness in the OECD – by far. More...Read More
Once upon a time, so I’m told, New Zealand had a range of current affairs programmes. Covering stories from small...Read More
Dear Right Honourable Bill English, Prime Minister of New Zealand,
We’ve been pondering your views on feminism, especially since we...Read More
I’m so glad a millionaire took it upon himself to tell me why, at 26-years-old, I don’t own a house . I thought it was because of the so-called...Read More
You may not have heard much about it, but the Middle East is currently embroiled in its worst...Read More
Few things are as distressing as waking up and learning a terror attack has happened where your friends and whānau are. While our natural instinct...Read More
According to statistics , one in three girls under 16 years of age will be subject to an unwanted sexual experience, and one in five adult women...Read More
Immigration. It’s one of those things that everyone seems to have an opinion about – and a pretty strong one at that. With record migration in...Read More
I have a confession to make.
I am a mansplainer.
I know, I know – it’s pretty damning. After all, I do just so happen to be an...Read More
It’s getting harder to imagine by the...Read More
Here’s a random fact: in Sierra Leone, if two women get caught having sex with each other, the law has nothing to say about it. Nada. Which is...Read More
When it comes to the law, we don’t often focus on the unpopular side of the story. In a democracy such as our own, however, a key part of our...Read More
This year, in the lead up to International Women’s Day, we are celebrating our ‘...Read More
It’s hardly news that women are vastly under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering...Read More
Here’s a fun fact: Earth is slowly dying. So for those of us who enjoy breathing clean air, looking at majestic photos of polar bears in their...Read More
The statistics are bleak: of the estimated 1.25 million sailors worldwide, only between one and two per cent are women. There are a whole lot of...Read More
You wonder what has gone wrong in the world. You look at North America, apparently slumbering in its stupor, thinking “what,” followed by a single...Read More
January always seems to pass in a haze. By the time I can figure out...Read More
First published on Saturday the 1st of October, 2016...Read More
First published on Sunday the 26th of June, 2016, this piece comes in at number 10 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2016.
First published on Monday the 12th of December, 2016, this piece comes in at number 13 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2016....Read More
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First published on Thursday the 28th of January, 2016, this piece comes in at number 28 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2016....Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right?
Let’s be honest with each other and just admit that for many of us, the answer is most...Read More
Fluctuations in the prime lending rate could lead to disaster in exchange markets while undermining currency robustness and portending a return...Read More
Museums. Musty old places to look at musty, and dusty, old things – with an emphasis on musty. That’s what they are, right?...Read More
Russia has been described by the likes of Winston Churchill as “riddle,...Read More
Seriously. My God.
The United States has just elected a Neanderthal as its president.
To rephrase: the most powerful...Read More
Unless you’ve been living under a literal...Read More
The idea that we need to question things in order to make sure we have a free and...Read More
By now, the fact that Donald Trump has behaved...Read More
“I feel that we are in the era of the hijab. We’re in a time where the place of the hijab, the niqab and burka are being argued.” My friend Aisha’...Read More
We’ve heard it all before, and we know that it’s an issue: we need to encourage...Read More
Just think on that word for a moment....Read More
Over the past decade, I have unwittingly been testing the fight or flight hypothesis over and over again. I, like an alarming number of other Kiwi...Read More
The United Nations. It’s a name that appears in virtually every world news...Read More
Adolf Hitler. Joseph Stalin. Pol Pot. Saddam Hussein. Kim Jong Un. Bashar al-Assad. Vladimir...Read More
No means no. Always.
Simple right? It’s one of the keys to consent – but is...Read More
This past Saturday was rather ordinary in New Zealand, a humdrum winter’s day filled...Read More
“Don’t be a cry-baby!”
“Suck it up!”
“What are you afraid of?”
Amongst the chaos of our modern world, there’s not much...Read More
2016: Welcome to the post-facts age. The anecdotal era. A time when anything can be true as long as someone tells you it is. A seminal and...Read More
As the child of two workaholics, I’ve always known that the apple wouldn’t fall too far from the tree. My workaholism started early – throughout...Read More
With the announcement that a small town in rural Queensland – complete with 16 properties, a community hall and three saw mills – entered the real...Read More
“ Tired of being ignored ” by politicians, a group of pensioners recently came together to form a new political party . The New Zealand Seniors...Read More
Yesterday, in a blaze of bigotry and hatred, 50 people were gunned down in a LGBT+ nightclub in Orlando. It was the deadliest US mass-shooting in...Read More
What. The. Absolute. Fuck.
Seriously, what the fuck?
That was my initial reaction when I read about the latest travesty of the...Read More
The Sims, one of the best-selling games of all time, has allowed players to do some pretty hilarious (and in...Read More
This month, it was announced that Angelina Jolie Pitt was appointed visiting professor-in-practice by the...Read More