There's a sickness in celebrity culture...
- Aug 2, 2020
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
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
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 Thursday the 21 st of March, 2019, this piece comes in at number 10 in the top 30 most read...Read More
First published on Thursday the 16 th of May, 2019, this piece comes in at number 11 in the top 30 most read...Read More
First published on Saturday the 5 th of October, 2019, this piece comes in...Read More
First published on Sunday the 3rd of March, 2019, this piece comes in at number 14 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019.
First published on Monday the 3 rd of June, 2019, this piece comes in at number 17 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019.
First published on Wednesday the 4 th of December, 2019, this piece comes in at number 20 in the top 30 most read Villainesse stories of 2019....Read More
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
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