Ultimately, vampires are paradoxes. They are both alive and dead, human and the Other, desirable and monstrous. And who in society understands paradox better than a teenager?
Tales of a Sexless Second Year: Abstinence? A Good Thing?
The thing is, if I have sex with a guy and he doesn’t immediately fall in love with me, I’m annoyed. If I have sex with a guy and he does immediately fall in love with me, I’m annoyed. Tell me how I am meant to win here? I realised that this was because I craved the validation of guys telling me: “You’re the only one I can really open up to.” Until I registered the fact that I was only there to make them feel special and solve all their problems.
A visual interview with Elian Au
Re-Introducing the Punk Feminist
For those of us who struggle to slick every strand of hair back into a Grande-esque ponytail, who cannot walk in heels without twisting an ankle or perform the choreography to ‘Single Ladies’ without falling over backwards, the punk movement provides much-needed respite.
The Tales That Really Mattered: A Discussion of Fanfiction, Queer Identity and Lord of the Rings
“I had just sat through three movies where Sam had followed Frodo across Middle Earth on a perilous journey, and it seemed obvious to me that after everything they’d been through they would get married … How could the story now veer wildly off course and have Samwise marry a girl from the Shire?”
Confessions of a Nanny
“Openly talking about the financial strain of childcare and implying that your nanny and her absurd monetary demands are directly contributing to said strain is an unfair stress to level on an employee — you wouldn’t bully a plumber or an electrician to provide free or cheap labour because renovation is expensive.”
Bossy x Woroni: Robogals
Robogals is an international student-run organisation that aims to inspire, engage and empower young women to consider studying engineering and related fields. Bossy and Woroni stopped by a space-themed workshop, organised by the ANU division of Robogals, to see some volunteers and attendees in action.
“There has never been a more irritated description hurled at me than one denoting pretentiousness.”
Growing Up In A Bubble … Shared By Successful Women
“The analogy of the ‘bubble’ tends to be employed to describe being sheltered and can be viewed as a negative thing. For me, however, it was an empowering experience.”
Conversations with Popi
“She buried her face in talcum powder. How comforting. How soothing.”