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Feminism demands a future free of fat shaming, body obsession and the male gaze.

Doe's Crafte`4 days ago
Owning My Truth
For a while I've let the sexual abuse I've experienced control me. It was like this forbidden thing to talk about. It felt so taboo to own my truth, say it out loud, and finally be okay with it. I cou...
Alice's Secrets9 days ago
How Doctors Are Ruining Women's Lives
So, I had a doctors appointment today. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, my hormones are a massive mess and it is basically another name for “everything sucks.” It was diagnosed over a year ago, but...
Louise Ralph14 days ago
Justice?
You never really understand until it happens to you, the trauma that leads to sleepless nights the bruises that never quite seem to fade. The abuse you receive being called a liar having to face the friends and the family. You hear the similar stories on the news or the incident that happened at the nightclub down the road and you watched tv programmes try and portray the storyline to increase awareness and help those in need. You watch it all, and listen to the stories all with the constant tho...
Unknown Love14 days ago
"Fat"
I have been obsessed with my body for as long as I can remember. As a little kid, my mom went to a dietitian because I was heavier than the average kid my age. I ate the same things as my mother and l...
Mardoll Gatsby15 days ago
To The Strip Clubs Who Don't Hire Plus-Sized or Alternative Women
Last summer when I got fired from my job as a server, I was restlessly searching for another one; not only in the food industry but the retail one too. I was searching for anything I could get my hand...
Gabrielle Maryse20 days ago
The Female Dilemma: Just Eat It
I remember the first time I sat on a Sex Ed. course in high school. It was both painful and hilarious as my science teacher, Ms. Springer* explained what the birds and the bees were to 15-year-old gir...
Nathalie Martina month ago
The Christmas Party and Sexual Harassment
But despite all the fun and games, Christmas parties can occasionally have a much darker side. In recent years the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault has been sweeping the gl...
Cheeky Minxa month ago
Making the Most of Our "Periods of Misfortune"
I recently shared a fabulous meme on Facebook that read: What if periods of misfortune are meant to generate a level of discomfort so intense that we grow desperate enough to become who we really are?...
Paige Sanza month ago
Setting Boundaries Around Negative Self-Talk
I had this amazing experience recently, where I was able to catch a glimpse of myself through someone else's eyes for the very first time. And it's a strange thing, because I didn't see me at first. L...
Sophia Aquilara month ago
Pro-Choice
High school is hard enough when everyone is trying to figure themselves out and experience the best years of their lives. That all went downhill for me when I attended high school I thought everyone a...
Nicole Orcharda month ago
Visit to Nurse
I’ve come the the conclusion (as I am sure most of the ladies have out there), that having as vagina is not easy. The amount of poking that we have to endure throughout our life, wether it be from a p...
Gaia Atlasa month ago
The Body Talk
Accept first and foremost that this isn’t going to be what you think it is. Secondly, accept that you aren’t going to like what I’m about to say. Third, understand that you need to hear this anyway. F...
Jo Pietersena month ago
The Sexualization of the Female Body
I hate to start this all feminist with you, but almost every woman around you, from your mum to your sister, will have experienced either sexual discrimination or sexual harassment at least once in th...
Mandie Hanna month ago
Why I Didn't Report...
Recently like most of the world I have been following the Dr. Christine Blasey Ford vs. Brett Kavanaugh case. It has brought a lot of women and men to speak about their sexual assault or sexual abuse ...
Caitie Perrya month ago
Women Need to Cover Up
We all hear the sentence and we have heard it over and over again, "women should not breastfeed in public" or "women need to be more decent." My personal favorite and laughable opinion: "Women should ...
Jules Fortman2 months ago
How to React When Your Doctor Refuses to Sterilize You
Of the women who use contraception, 20 percent of them choose sterilization over any other birth control option. A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in 2017 e...
Giulia DL2 months ago
My First Pap Smear Test
I'm now 25, which means that in the UK I have to go and get my first smear test done. I'd been putting it off for six months, despite the scare-mongering leaflets in the post and the fact that I reall...
Laura Bruns2 months ago
I Can't Even Do My Laundry
I'm quite certain you don't know what happened. Not many men go around bragging about assaulting women. However, I wouldn't be surprised if he told you about me. When I left your apartment, he had no ...