I aim to bring the feminist debate to the fore using accessible, everyday language. Feminism is too often dismissed as ‘militant’ and unfashionable, or other negative stereotypes. What it’s really about is addressing issues that negatively affect women purely because they are women. You should not be disadvantaged because you were born a certain race, ethnicity or class. Equally, you should not be penalised simply for being a woman. A lot of this is to do with cultural beliefs about gender norms that are taken as fact, rather than construct.
This blog aims to explore what issues affect women disproportionately and why. My main areas of interest are sexual violence and its causes (especially prostitution), hypersexualisation of the mass media and the predominance of pornography. It should probably go without saying that I’m left wing.
My posts are written for me, to have a space to air my views. But they are for you too, if you agree with any of the views. Whether you do or don’t, feel free to comment, but if you are being contentious please try and back up your views with research or relevant, thought-out argumentation – because feminists have heard all the counter-arguments a thousand times before. So sources and friendly debate are more useful than sweeping statements. I, for my part, will endeavour to do the same.
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