All posts tagged Women

Me, Myself & I

In today’s day and age, feminism if finally rising and gaining awareness. And though that’s fantastic, there are also some negative quirks. I feel as though some people interpret feminism […]

Best fictional female leads – My favourite characters

We all love watching and reading about a head strong woman. I read a lot; it’s a hobby, a passion and an inspiration. What I love reading about are brilliant […]

Banning Burkas and Burning Bras – What does it mean to be liberated?

The Hijab can mean different things depending on the country and culture, for clarity, when referring to the Hijab I’m talking about a headscarf/head covering, the niqab and burka are […]

Begone Stigma: Women and Plastic Surgery

It is not uncommon to hear the words ‘fake’ and ‘unrealistic’ when a conversation about plastic surgery comes up. Guys will usually chip in their two cents and mention how […]

Sexual Freedom and Reproductive Rights in the Land of the Free

Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Utah and Iowa —the nine states in the U.S that have attempted and/or succeeded in passing a “heartbeat” bill, policing women’s bodies and […]

Pole dance: turning exploitative into empowering

It was during last year’s fresher’s fair that I was first introduced to pole fitness, before this I had a very limited understanding of what the sport involved. I imagined […]

Ramadan – food, virtues, health and periods

It’s that time of the year again for all of us Muslims – a spiritual cleanse in this holy month of Ramadan. In this first week of fasting, I have […]

Viva La Vulva- The Vagina positive Bodyform advert

There I was. Sitting on my bed, feeling bloated and sad for myself because the dreaded red had occurred when suddenly the new Bodyform advert came rolling onto my screen […]

Can we reclaim language?

Many liberal feminists believe that women can obtain equality through their actions. They argue that language can be reappropriated if used in a new and empowering context, but how can […]