The 12 Consequences Of Being A Woman

  Women are blamed for being raped. Every six seconds a woman is molested and raped, even with anti-rape laws and strict enforcement of punishment for rape worldwide. The act of victim-blaming women happens more often than you think. We often blame the substance (i.e. alcohol) if it’s a man who rapes a woman and will more...

State and Religion Sitting In a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Economists, criminologists, police officials, scientists and politicians all stood around scratching their heads. The anticipated apocalyptic rise in crime across the US in the early 1990s had inexplicably never reared it’s head, rather, a hefty decline slowly emerged. Explanations and reasonings were thrown around by all of those whose prior predictions were found to be...

Luxury Communism

Since the robotic revolution began, automation has empowered the digital generation in a myriad of ways. From e-democracy to reproductive technology, the almighty machine has ubiquitously been a liberating force on modern society. With its omnipresence conquering more and more of our everyday lives, what will automation be used to free us from next? The...

She Twists, She Falls

At First I was 14 or so. I was at an army family barbecue on the Cotter River in Canberra. A small child darted in front of me. I was already in motion and the small person interrupted my pace. My feet halted but the top part of me kept going. I crumpled over my...

Queer Realities

From Lara Croft cyberbimbos to the static growth of female employees, technology has long been held captive by a testosterone-fuelled industry. Virtual realms and digital landscapes ubiquitously glorify misogyny, capitalising on gender stereotypes and nourishing the male machismo. Technology may be thrusting us into the future, but its banal representation of gender identity in the...

Big Tits & Little Shits- on growing up with buxom breasts

I was fine with my big tits until I was 14 in the P.E. changing rooms and another girl told me that I had the body of a 40 year old. Up until that point, I’d always had a sense of faux pride in what my body had provided for me – big breasts that...

Claire Barrow LFW SS16 Presentation Report

               For SS16 Claire Barrow has once again created a completely immersive and eerie world in which to reflect on and confront the fears of our own. ‘Broken Machines’, conjures a world in which technology has broken down and died out, leaving our tech-reliant society in darkness. At the...

When I Talk About About Taking Up Space

This is my personal conclusion to the series of interviews I conducted for Polyester, ‘Collective Practices- Making Space For Female Creativity’. The story of how I came to write these and the struggles surrounding women and the spaces in which they reside. When I talk about taking up space, I don’t just mean literal space,...

Georgia Haire

Georgia is a 24 year old illustrator & History graduate living in London. Her work focuses on flesh and bodies, and she’s also really into Wetherspoons and medical museums. Instagram: @georgiahaire Photo by Sophie Davidson

Live Fast Die Young, Gross Girls do it Well

My body does something gross at least once a day – from producing an assortment of goos, to picking God knows from between my thighs, to sticking my finger into my belly button and sniffing it. Human bodies are gross, but girls’ bodies are grosser. For whatever reason, I’ve always thought that you have reached...