7 simple tips for being an ally in 2021
- May 12, 2021
It’s not 2012 anymore. The discourse has evolved beyond “checking your privilege” (what did that even mean?) and it’s widely held that the...Read More
Here at Villainesse, we haven’t had the easiest ride with The Bachelor . And rightfully so. This is a feminist website. A website that believes in...Read More
I just can’t stop myself. I don’t want to...Read More
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Aotearoa is bursting with talented women but, as was recently exposed by journalist Ali Mau , it...Read More
The way the tabloid media treated women in the 2000s is absolutely shocking. While the footage and stories from that era are less than a decade...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 feel as though I’ve seen the words “go to therapy” a thousand times. Whether it’s Jameela Jamil telling an anonymous Twitter user...Read More
Everything I know about Chrissy Teigen, I learned against my will.
Seriously, I’ve never looked her up,...Read More
Trigger Warning: Discussion of sexual assault.
The following article contains major spoilers for Promising Young Woman.
It’s not...Read More
January 1 st is not the day for making resolutions.
I mean, technically it is, it’s actually the official day for it – but I don’t think...Read More
According to legend – both secular and religious – the ‘reason for the [Christmas] season’ comes from men. On the...Read More
1. A quiet life is a good life. I may be casually disregarding the immense stress I was under at the time, but a part of me looks back at the...Read More
It’s not particularly feminist, it’s not even particularly romantic,...Read More
Journey To Wellness may be one of the cutest Instagram accounts in the world. Filled entirely with...Read More
Since finishing Netflix’s latest season of The Crown, I’ve slept, cooked meals...Read More
Ariana Grande’s new full-length LP, Positions , is something of a mixed bag. The songs are good, some are even...Read More
There was no blueprint for Kim Kardashian’s genre of fame – aside from the obvious. A slew of socialites,...Read More
I’ll never forget the day Barack Obama won the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. I was in high...Read More
Okay, nothing is going to save this year – too much tragedy has struck for 2020 to ever be redeemed. Be it wildfires...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
A week ago today, the nation watched as a giant red wave swept the country. It was stunning and...Read More
If someone as accomplished and resilient as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern can be...Read More
I can go a long time without checking my social media. I can go ages.
At least, that is what my brain thinks.
And, when I do hop...Read More
Before her serene, defiant (illustrated) face could be found in bookstores across the nation, the girl from...Read More
I remember once when I was in high school, sometime during the dirty late-2000s, the teachers gathered my peers and I for one of those annual “...Read More
When Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album ( Chromatica...Read More
A few weeks ago, I wrote about coming across a political hoarding that read: NO GENDER IDEOLOGY. I wrote at the time : “It took me a while to even...Read More
We’ve all been there. Your lungs quit working for half a second, your eyebrows shoot up your forehead. When you live in a greenie, social justice-...Read More
It’s funny how things go: when a Timaru woman launched a petition in an attempt to stop a drag duo from reading to children at the public library...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
In some ways, it’s hard to think of the members of the Kardashian/Jenner family as real people. They loom so large in the public consciousness,...Read More
In 2008, Rolling Stone ran a cover story called The Tragedy of Britney Spears. It...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
I’ve been a part of various feminist Facebook groups for a while now...Read More
You know him. One of him. If you’re involved in feminist conversations, you will have encountered a version of him.
He thinks women should...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
With the Black Lives Matter movement gaining steam (and achieving results) across the globe, Black media...Read More
No cops, anywhere, should have guns. That much is simple. But it would take major upheaval to remove weapons from the militarized police forces...Read More
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