Me And My Selfie

The issue of “the selfie” is a great opportunity for everyone’s internal misogyny to show. Myself included. I am guilty of having scoffed as I scrolled down my Facebook feed, allowing myself to… Continue reading

Life Without Alcohol

I know, right? Pretty shocking headline. If I’d read those three words a year ago, on my own blog no less, I would have scoffed. No way. Over the last ten years, I became… Continue reading

Sorry, You Still Don’t Qualify As A Human Being

In the year since my claim for Jobseekers Allowance was turned down, every doctor, employment professional and even members of the conservative party I’ve spoken to has reacted with, “Wait, that can’t be… Continue reading

How Buffy The Vampire Slayer Shaped My Life

Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended it’s seven year run a whole 10 years ago this month. Scary. I caught the first episode when it aired on BBC2 in 1998, making me ten years… Continue reading

“How’s Trichs?” – A Decade of Trichotillomania

I remember the first time I felt truly ashamed of my trichotillomania. It was 2008 and I was sitting in the cafe of my university’s students union with some mates, waiting for a… Continue reading

Star Trek: Into Sexism

I went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness last week, and I wasn’t that impressed. I’m not a fan of the franchise (although I did enjoy Deep Space Nine back in the day, when… Continue reading

Street Harassment: How A Stranger Stole My Hat

Last night at eleven, I was getting off a train at Manchester Piccadilly after a day in the countryside. As soon as I hit the streets, I realised it must have been a… Continue reading

Why The Gaming Industry Is Still (Button) Bashing Women

It seems impossible for anyone to still insist that video games are a male past-time now. With a games console in practically every home that can afford one, anyone can play from five… Continue reading

We Are Disgusted, But Rarely Surprised

With intensive coverage of the gang rape of a woman in New Delhi, people have been quick to condemn India and it’s relationship with the female body. “A Dark Day For India”, “India… Continue reading

Why Does Everyone Hate Taylor Swift?

This week, the tabloid news tells us that Taylor Swift has split from her brief relationship with One Direction singer Harry Styles. I don’t know why I felt the need to mention his… Continue reading

When All Else Fails Try A Different Approach

This is the CV of Red Newsom, aged 24 and in Manchester, who is currently seeking a full time job somewhere Personal Statement: I am a human being and I am doing my… Continue reading

Ghost Watch: How I Faded Away

It’s not a good time to be British. I suppose I should relinquish the shock and surprise of another Conversative Party attack against the poor, since news reports seem to pop up every… Continue reading