On everyday sexism, feminism and gender equality… 

Sometimes there are weeks where I feel like I am having the same conversation over and over again, each time with a different person. The subject matter remains the same but the participants are new each time. Recently, that conversation has been on the subject of gender roles, everyday sexism, and the double standards that … Continue reading On everyday sexism, feminism and gender equality… 

On Purity and Value

I've recently started reading Jessica Valenti's book 'The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women'. The book is simultaneously fascinating and infuriating. It argues that America's intense focus on chastity and purity is damaging to young women. Through analysis of the controversial abstinence-only curriculum and 'purity balls' to the opposite end … Continue reading On Purity and Value