Tagged feminism

The ‘psycho ex’ trope: why is it so gendered?

Words by Stefanie Ferguson and Florence Reeves-White For centuries women have been called ‘hysterical’. From Salem to the Suffragettes, women’s feelings have been invalidated and ridiculed in the name of silencing them. The ‘psycho ex’ trope is repeatedly cemented in public discourse, with the bunny boiler in ‘Fatal Attraction’ providing an iconic example of how…

A month in review: Zami by Audre Lorde

Words by Alex Newell Audre Lorde is self-described as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” and her writing powerfully reflects the intersections of her own identity. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name chronicles Lorde’s evolution from child to adult, heteronormative to queer, and from new partners to familiar heartbreak. Lorde masterfully invites you into…

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Comparison culture: Learning to resist in an age of optimisation

Words by Emma McCormack As the saying goes ‘comparison breeds discontent’ and never has this been more relevant, in an age where we can compare every aspect of our being to almost the entire planet, just by logging in.  Moving away from the narrative that you have to do everything with a sense of immediacy…