Why the fuss about Myla Dalbesio is misguided

If you’re on Twitter, you’ll have no doubt heard about Calvin Klein labelling a beautiful and slender young woman as “plus-size” and “on the bigger side” last week. A horde of angry social… Continue reading

Why Dapper Laughs is just the tip of the iceberg

I didn’t want to write this article; namely because on my weekly perusal of the news, I stumbled upon 4 articles about him, just on the homepage of the Huffington Post app alone. I trotted… Continue reading

There is more to sexism than catcalling

Early last week, one of those ‘social experiment’ videos went viral and started appearing all over my Facebook newsfeed. It shows a woman silently walking through the streets of NYC as numerous men… Continue reading

Can we just STOP with the victim blaming already?

This week, the following happened to me: I read an article written by a man who refuses to believe/date anybody who claims to have been raped; I got into a heated debate online when… Continue reading

Little girls are being sexualised…or not

Raina Delisle wrote an article for the Huffington Post about how little girls are sexualised at Halloween. She talked about her experience shopping for Halloween costumes with her four-year-old daughter, and how the little boy’s costumes differed from the little girl’s in the sense that the boy’s revealed less flesh, and were also more likely to more closely resemble what they were supposed to be (e.g. a police officer) than the girlie equivalent.

Women are STILL being banned from wearing certain clothes. Sigh.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that, in this day and age, Western societies don’t police women’s bodies by way of shaming, insulting and outright banning certain items of clothing. You’d be forgiven for believing that it is a practise restricted to countries such as Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia; cultures worlds apart from the way that we live in the west. You’d be forgiven. But you’d be wrong.

Types of People I Cannot Stand – Vlog

Russell Brand’s Champagne Socialism

  Anyone that knows me will know that I am not a fan of Russell Brand. Well, Russell Brand The Revolutionary, that is. I quite liked him when he was doing what he… Continue reading

Can we just STOP with the victim blaming already?

Original article can be found at: http://www.chareemag.com/victim-blaming/   This week, the following happened to me: I read an article written by a man who refuses to believe/date anybody who claims to have been raped; I… Continue reading

I got someone’s name tattooed & I don’t regret it

Original can be found at: http://www.chareemag.com/i-got-someones-name-tattooed-and-i-dont-regret-it/ I know what you’re thinking. ‘Ugh, how tacky?’ ‘I thought she had a brain!’ ‘She’ll regret that when she’s older,’ ‘chav.’ To be honest with you, I’d be… Continue reading