Still Laughing

I’m Bryony Bisset, I’m a comedian. This isn’t a piece about sexual assault; it’s about the best gig I’ve done so far. The thing I’ve learnt about rape recently is that it doesn’t define you. This piece is a little bit about sexual assault. I won’t go into details because this isn’t That’s Life, you…

How to be a Feminist: Speaking Up

    Two years ago I wrote a musing for this blog. It was a few thoughts on the oddities of being a feminist; what it means to me and what I should do about it. I ended on the optimistic view that if I, and anyone sharing my quandaries, were to look around and…

My Angry Red

By Brodi Snook ‘You know that white stuff in your undies is normal‘, said my Mum breezily as she emptied the contents of the washing machine into the wicker ironing basket. She almost sang it, like she was praising me for having chalky pants. I drew a breath and wondered how to tell her that…

The Paradox of the Feminine and the Masculine

By Jack Murphy How do you like your women? I like mine to be destructively creative – slaves to the power of that which they create. This is the pinnacle of femininity – it is the experience of being afraid of one’s own creativity. All beings experience this. Created things have the unique ability to…

We can’t let it Carry On like this

By Rianna Gargiulo Returning home from University for Christmas this year was a noticeably different affair than usual. I was already somewhat poorer, I had more coursework to complete, and I spent the majority of my holiday not enjoying being back but at home reading copious amounts of material, both for my course and just in general. Pair…