In Podcast Episode Four we Deep Dive on Queerness, The Golden Era of Hollywood Actresses, Quarter Life Crisis’ and Abusive Relationships

Listen here! We’re back to our normal format, and this episode sees multi-medium artist Misha MN (@mx_misha) talk us through the intrinsic link between queer culture, the Golden Era of Hollywood, and what it’s most iconic stars can teach us today as part of our obsessions series.  Expect to learn about how Hollywood censorship laws...

The Polyester Podcast Transcripts Are Here!

Read all our podcast episodes in full, right here. As you’ve hopefully heard by now, we’ve started a podcast. With new episodes dropping every two weeks, we’re half way through the first season and have covered everything from contraception to skincare and featured some of our favourite artists such as Polly Nor and Rene Matic....

Listen to our Special Podcast Episode with Rose McGowan

We’re back, and chatting to activist, artist and actress Rose McGowan for this instalment of The Polyester Podcast. This week we’ll be interrupting our normal scheduling to bring you a one-parter with activist, actress, and artist Rose McGowan. Whether you know her from Charmed, her work across the teen genre in the ’90s, or her...

Our Third Podcast Episode Explores Skincare, Stress, and Fan Girl Culture

Episode three is here! In this instalment of The Polyester Podcast, visual artist Chloe Sheppard jumps in as guest host to talk us through everything she loves about fandom and fangirls for our ‘obsessions’ series. From following around musicians on tour to becoming a touring photographer herself, we learn how being a fan has informed...

Why has a company in Japan released a ranking of “University students with easy-access girls”?

Celebrating the centenary of when women won the right to vote, 2018 proved to be positive in many ways regarding the status of women and equal rights.  However, as you might expect, it also revealed the need to continue the campaign as well.  There is a global element to feminism today, which couldn’t have been...

The Second Podcast Episode is Here: Featuring Polly Nor and sex expert Ruby Rare

The illustrator and issue eight cover girl talks us through her vintage matchbox collection, while Ruby dispels all the myths surrounding our contraceptive choices If you somehow missed our first episode (catch up here if so); we’ve started a podcast series! Released every two weeks on a Monday, we’ll be exploring what makes our favourite...

How (NOT) to talk to guys at parties…

An ode to straight guys and their broken flirting sensors (or their entitled toxic attitude related to “the chase”). From the guy who mistakes basic conversation with flirting and who’s girlfriend follows closely oozing passive aggressiveness, how does one politely drop “I’m not actually interested in you, you’re reading this situation wrong” mid-chat? To the guy who goes from...

Listen to the first episode of our podcast!

We’re taking our first steps into the world of audio communication with our very own podcast series – hear the first offering right here. Bridging the gap between our online platform and the biannual print zine, we’re super excited to be exploring the world of podcasts with an eight part series getting under the skin...

A lesson in behavioural intervention

When you think of playground behaviour, name calling, bickering, games of kiss chase and stuck in the mud are probably a few of the things that come to mind.

Minus the mud, these are a few of the things that could also come to mind when you think of the modern-day internet.

For women, this can pose...

What Pornhub’s Most Searched Terms tell us about our sex lives

From incest to Rick & Morty parody porn, writer Rebecca Rhys-Evans investigates how culture creates trends in pornography.     Pornography, porn, hard-core, soft-core, smut, filth, adult material, explicit content – whatever you want to call it, we know you’re watching it. Pornhub has released its Most Searched Terms of last year and the jury...

Use This Spell to Hex TERFs

This summer, we have a rare opportunity to improve trans rights. Come Out For Trans Equality and have your say on reforming the Gender Recognition Act. We turned to YaYa Bones, the non binary witch and musician  (musical moniker of multi-disciplinary artist Ayesha Tan-Jones) to bring us tools, a spell and a video, for erradicating TERFS. Follow the spell...

Why We Need To Treat All Skin Tones Equally

The story of colourism is deeply anti-feminist. It is the story of femininity diminishing with skin darkness, romantic rejection by men both black and white and a society that denies women of colour agency and fullness of emotion. I argue this because the elevation of black women of lighter skin tones indicates a society with...