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Delayed Trauma: Stop Asking ‘Why Now?’

Everyone deals with and processes trauma in different ways. When people finally decide to speak up, why do we find ourselves questioning their timing? This article explores how delayed trauma might make people feel and asks you to reconsider your approach to people experiencing a delayed response to traumatic experiences. Traumatic experiences can be any …

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Hollywood’s Obsession With a Dead Family and a Guy with a Gun

Law Abiding Citizen, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Mentalist, X Men, Apocalypse, Macbeth, Max Payne, The Punisher, Final Fantasy 4, CIS, Twilight Zone. So everyone recognises at least one of the above, right? We’ve got a few movies in there, some TV shows, a handful of video games, even a beloved Shakespeare play. If you’ve …

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New Tool to Help Children Report Nudes Shared Online, but Revenge Porn Affects Women of All Ages

In a move to try and decrease the amount of “self-generated” photos being circulated online of under 18s, a world-first tool has been created to remove these images from the internet.  Childline has launched the Report Remove Tool with the Internet Watch Foundation to help young people remove images of themselves online, which were once …

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: A Bad Time to be a Woman and an Even Worse Time to be a Mother

Check out Simone’s amazing life blog, Life Inspiration File, here. I write this from my couch – legs propped up and laptop precariously placed on a cushion in my lap. I am trying to be quiet: my one year old is napping. Perhaps I have thirty minutes more, an hour if I’m lucky. I’m working, …

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I Don’t Like Women and Neither Do You, Statistically

This article is depressing: read if you are feeling either robust or sadistic. A UN report released in 2020 has found that 90% of humanity is biased against women. That’s correct pals, 90% of the population is biased against 50% of the population. This data is gathered from 75 countries which comprise approximately 80% of …

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The Feminisation of Men Is Not A Threat, So Why Are We Told It Is?

Being frightened of the feminisation of men is just as harmful as enforcing the ideal of ‘manly men’. As much as Owens shone a light on the prevalence of toxic masculinity in today’s culture, she also beamed a spotlight on the fact that the feminisation of men actually scares people. It threatens them. Or so …

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Is My Skirt Too Short?: The Rape Culture Pandemic

Rape culture: a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalising or trivialising sexual assault or abuse. Rape culture puts the onus on women and girls to avoid sexual assault. Every woman I know takes precautions to keep safe, and women being shown ways to avoid or escape assault seem to …

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Women Have Been Overlooked When Measuring Poverty

Poverty. Despite being a subject everyone seems willing to discuss in regular conversation, first person accounts of poverty seem to draw nervous coughs and a sudden reluctance to make eye contact. As a working class person, I’ve found it interesting to note that while my upper class companions can describe their second house in Turkey …

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Sarah Everard: Proof that We’re Not Afraid for No Reason

“It’s the thing they teach us to be afraid of from childhood. It’s proof that we’re not afraid for no reason.” – Rebecca Reid I am sick with rage. My throat is blistering with three decades of contained screams. A 33-year-old woman, dressed in brightly coloured walking clothes was going home in the evening, on …

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