Land of milk, honey and tall poppy syndrome
- Apr 16, 2019
First published on Thursday the 13th of April, 2017, this piece comes in at...Read More
First published on Friday the 21st of April, 2017, this piece comes in at number 25 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2017.
First published on Wednesday the 20th of September, 2017, this piece...Read More
First published on Sunday the 2nd of July, 2017, this piece comes in at number 30 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2017.
It’s that time of the year. The time when families and friends are finishing up their end-of-year workload, wrapping the last of the gifts, and...Read More
School’s out for summer. Or, if you’re at a certain life stage, FOREVER. Thank God, right?
Maybe you’re so thrilled you could pass out...Read More
Ah, Christmas. The most wonderful time of the year. Or not. After all, while most of us like giving other people presents, it’s the act of buying...Read More
Wanted: A woman to be...Read More
Here’s an experiment: visit Google. Click on “images.” Type the word “woman.” Hit “enter.”
Just make sure you do this when you’re sitting...Read More
Apple’s Siri. Microsoft’s Cortana. Amazon’s Alexa.
Such “personal assistant” artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used by millions...Read More
It’s Rule 34 in real life: think of it, and there’s a “sexy” version of it.
Now, you do you. But remember:...Read More
All the cool girls have anxiety. Heck, not just the cool girls – everyone is stressed out to the point of breakdown.
It’s the hot new...Read More
Few things on this Earth are as frightening as… a supermarket. Or at least as bamboozling. They’re just confusing. Like, more mystifying that...Read More
What springs to mind when you think about seeking mental health support? Is it an image of lying on an old-fashioned couch with an elderly,...Read More
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
First published on Monday the 8th of February, 2016, this piece comes in at...Read More
First published on Wednesday the 24th of February, 2016, this piece comes in at number 21 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2016....Read More
First published on Wednesday the 2nd of November, 2016, this piece comes in at number...Read More
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