Behind Patriarchy Looms The Spectre Of Tacky Lesbianism

There’s a specter haunting patriarchal beauty standards: the specter of tacky lesbianism. For the purpose of this article, I am going to self-identify as a someone who is: nonbinary butch a lesbian, and (in this case, most importantly) habitually tacky.   I am not going to attempt to define tacky lesbianism in this article, as...

I Do, I Don’t

When I was in third grade our teacher announced that on the leap year, it was okay for women to propose to men. By the time lunch came around I decided that Josh, the skinny, sandy-haired boy I sat across from, was the one. We staged pseudo weddings in the hallway, constructing rings out of...

How To (Actually) Deal With Victims of Abuse

Hiya! My name’s Esha. I’ve had a pretty shit time of late. My victim support officer suggested a great way to combat said shit time would be to write about it. Frustratingly, there’s a lot of shit stuff I’d like to write about that I’m not able to share publicly at this time. However, some...

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...

The General Election 2015- Politics and the Patriarchy

The political world is in need of a makeover. The bleak coalition conclusion of the last general election resulted in four years of false promises, rising house prices and destruction around the world. On the eve of 2015’s general election, the young female vote has never been so important.