An excerpt from a recent piece I published on Medium: "Twice in the past week, random men have inserted themselves into my parking process. On two occasions, while reversing my car — perfectly safely, with the kind of ease and precision demonstrated by an adult human with 20 years driving experience — a man suddenly appeared and tried to... Continue Reading →
‘Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb’ – An Excerpt From Feminist Flicker
Celebrating my 80th Feminist Flicker column, with a deep dive into Dr Strangelove.
On Medium: ‘How Brett Kavanaugh Embodies One Of The Founding Principles Of Patriarchy’
An excerpt from an article I recently posted on Medium, regarding the Kavanaugh Hearings in the United States: "Most women, myself included, have had to deal with men like Brett Kavanaugh at one time or another. The nominee for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court Of The United States has now spent enough time... Continue Reading →
“Have You Tried Having Your Nipples Tweaked?” (An Excerpt From Medium)
My recent piece on Medium, delving into ten of the most nonsensical pieces of unsolicited advice you can hear while pregnant. "So, you’re pregnant. Congratulations! You are embarking on a magical journey of wonder, excitement, worry, and high anticipation. You’re also about to learn the most earth-shattering lesson a parent can know: You have a... Continue Reading →
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: An Excerpt From Feminist Flicker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555oiY9RWM4 My 78th Feminist Flicker column, on Channillo, digs into the hit Netflix movie, To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Here's an excerpt (which contains spoilers for Sixteen Candles and Fight Club): "So, what makes To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before so special? It focuses on a very specific point in a teenage... Continue Reading →
On Channillo: ‘Atomic Blonde, And The Phenomenon Of The Male-Written Token Fem-Bot’ (An excerpt from Feminist Flicker)
An excerpt from my Feminist Flicker column: 'Atomic Blonde, And The Phenomenon Of The Male-Written Token Fem-Bot' "Let’s not beat around the bush here – Atomic Blonde is a decidedly average movie. It’s not great, and it’s not terrible. It has flaws (largely in its plot), and also some enjoyable moments (largely in Charlize Theron... Continue Reading →
On Channillo: A Quiet Place (An excerpt from Feminist Flicker)
The film is about parenthood, not the dissection and reduction of women.
On Channillo: Annihilation (An excerpt from Feminist Flicker)
An excerpt from my Feminist Flicker column, about the Netflix film Annihilation: "...It is unpleasant and disconcerting to see this giant, predatory creature stalk slowly around the bound women, periodically opening its jaws to give voice to a murdered woman dying. It is possible to make out the word, ‘please,’ as this bear basically forces... Continue Reading →
On Channillo: Prevenge (An excerpt from Feminist Flicker)
This is an extreme, but effective, depiction of obsessive thinking, and the manifestation of mental illness that can sometimes be associated specifically with pregnant women, and also with people who have suffered a severe emotional trauma.
On Medium: ‘Madonna At 60 – Still Exposing The Double-Standards Of Western Society (Excerpt)
Western society laps up sexually provocative content only when it is delivered within the parameters set out by patriarchy...