There’s just no winning for sexual assault survivors
- May 23, 2020
Growing up, I understood the world in a black and white context. Things were right and wrong. Police officers were the goodest, most law-abiding...Read More
Let me just address this from the jump: I certainly don’t want to move back into lockdown. For one thing, I’m not sure if New Zealanders could do...Read More
I’m lucky to live near a fantastic West Auckland library. It’s one of the newer ones, with the high ceilings and glass walls. It’s not Devonport...Read More
You probably don’t want to watch Normal People with your mum.
If possible,...Read More
What a hand we’ve been dealt, huh?
I often get to thinking that, had I been born around a decade earlier, I would have hit the sweet spot...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
Once upon a time, entering Auckland’s Academy Cinema was like entering a prohibition-era speakeasy. The first challenge was finding the door (and...Read More
New Zealanders are social people. Even I, a card-carrying introvert, can attest to that.
It’s not just that we like to have a yarn – we...Read More
So here we are – in the middle of history.
It’s strange feeling history moan from under us, isn’t it? Knowing that the actions we take...Read More
I don’t know about you but for me, one hour’s worth of work is starting to feel like eight.
Turns out living through a pandemic is bloody...Read More
Let me start by saying this: there’s nothing a feminist could do to halt my belief in the rights of women.
That being said, sometimes I...Read More
The big fangled monster coming for grocery workers was supposed to be automation.
It hasn’t taken long, relatively speaking, for us to...Read More
Is anyone else feeling nervous? As...Read More
I certainly wouldn’t blame you if you haven’t read bell hooks’ Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center...Read More
People talk about #MeToo incidents as if they are binary. This type of behaviour makes for a #MeToo. This type of behaviour doesn’t . That’s just...Read More
S-heroes. Aotearoa is abundant with them. But how is International Women’s Day looking through the eyes of our legendary wāhine? I caught up with...Read More
In a different world, we wouldn’t know where politicians stood on pregnancy termination.
Whenever the issue comes up in our parliament, I’...Read More
It happens every time.
In 2017, when Harvey Weinstein was first embroiled in his numerous sexual assault charges, it was Lindsay Lohan of...Read More
If the world never produced another Jane Austen adaptation, we’d be fine. There are at least 15...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
For those of us who grew up on, in or around the internet, it’ll always be...Read More
The following article contains details that may be considered spoilers for the Netflix docuseries...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
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She’s the woman who glazes the ham. She puts decorations around the house and sets the tunes to festive. When you were little she bought you toys...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
Somewhere between the G-rated Christmas dinner you’ll be spending with family and the strictly-professional work do, lies the no holds barred end-...Read More
You might have seen the memes going around – it’s almost 2020, what have you achieved this decade?
I’m sure it’s meant good-naturedly (...Read More
The terrible things to come out of the Trump presidency are insurmountable...Read More
Cameron Diaz, wearing a golden bikini and blue-tinted shades, steers a speedboat. She’s squinting...Read More
You’ve probably heard of the Satisfyer Pro 2 by now. It’s that rose-gold airpod-looking device that’s got folks calling in sick. Users have...Read More
WARNING: Contains major Breaking...Read More
Hashtag Girl Boss spends most of her time in front of a computer. She has a dangerous hunch in her shoulders, a crick in her neck, and a sharp...Read More
There’s a fantastic moment in the buoyant first hour of Hustlers, the stripper-heist...Read More
Several years ago, when I was still a baby feminist, I was especially concerned with the number of women running Fortune 500 companies. The...Read More
Possum Plows has had enough. As the lead singer of Openside, New Zealand’s premier pop-punk collective, they’ve gifted us countless awesome tunes...Read More
Binge-drinking. It’s as Kiwi as pav, and as common as a gusty day in Wellington. Last week, it was announced that NZ Police are cracking down on ‘...Read More
In a landscape of blonde actresses with chiseled jaws and pearly white teeth, there’s something...Read More
I’m 10 years old and the chattering of teeth is audible in the 9am mist. Teachers warm their hands with their breath as kids spread out before...Read More
When I left university, the first time, I was lucky enough to receive an overseas internship. It was incredibly exciting – and tremendously scary...Read More
He calls himself a feminist, but doesn’t do anything to support the claim. He expects a round of applause anyway.
He says he’s a ‘nice guy...Read More
If you haven’t heard of The Worst Idea of All...Read More
A former editor once told me ‘Clickbaity headlines are fine, so long as they’re backed up by quality content.’
I think she was right. As...Read More
When Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives, was asked about...Read More
Dresses must be completely full length. This means below the ankle bone.
Dresses should not dip down between the cleavage area.
A few years ago now, when ‘wellness’ was still a novel concept, I decided to quit sugar. I was sick of my relationship with the white stuff – and...Read More