“Astrology has become a truly polarising subject within pop-culture; people either find themselves thoroughly convinced that the ‘stars don’t lie’, or they merely dismiss the entire movement as the fabricated and less-successful cousin of astronomy.”
“The Consent Matters Module has been branded as a tokenistic, ‘band-aid’-style approach to what is actually a much broader and more serious issue: rape culture. The argument is that this issue cannot miraculously be solved through watching stories acted out by cartoon figures and checking boxes on a screen.”
“The issue of emotional labour, and most notably women’s often unequal share of the load, has been hotly contested in recent times. Some describe it as one of the new frontiers of modern-day feminism, while others are sceptical and see it as overanalysing the situation or ascribing unnecessary blame.”
“‘Corporate Feminism’ or ‘Neoliberal Feminism’ are misnomers because the movements are fundamentally incompatible.”
“The names Gentileschi, Nelli, Hoch, Schendel, Hanworth and Frankenthaler remain unfamiliar to most — and googling ‘women artists in history’ presents results almost entirely about ‘the one’s history forgot’.”
“Ideally, I would’ve indulged in careful thought before letting words flow onto this screen, but maybe, for once, I wanted this to be as spontaneous, reckless, with no ends or meanings attached, as you always wanted life to be …”
“Many viewers found it hard to reconcile what seemed to be two incompatible notions: being on The Bachelor … and being in a relationship with a woman.”
Why aren’t there more women in Parliament?
“Disability” is not a condition but the way society is structured to oppress certain individuals.
Sexual harassment, assault and misogyny are not shocking for me as they are for Professor Schmidt.