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My Eight Year History With Sexual Harassment

I'm used to it. Nothing about being sexually harassed shocks me anymore. I think it'd shock me more if I found something about the subject that did shock me. That's the top and bottom of it really. When I was twelve, there was a guy in my class (people assumed that I liked him, I … Continue reading My Eight Year History With Sexual Harassment

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Ladies, I’m not your competition but that doesn’t mean that I am your friend

A few years ago, when I was sixteen, I was arguing with another girl. We had never exactly been friends (in fact, I felt like she'd been using me) but we got along well enough. Anyway, in an attempt to prove her loyalty (and using a trick I'd learnt from a TV movie about Prince … Continue reading Ladies, I’m not your competition but that doesn’t mean that I am your friend

Don’t Get Annoyed By The Word ‘Girl’, Fight Like One

This is the front page of the library website for the University of Auckland at the moment. I'm not even mad at it really, it's using a direct quote from Kate Edger (the first woman in New Zealand to gain a university degree and the first woman in the entire British Empire to gain a … Continue reading Don’t Get Annoyed By The Word ‘Girl’, Fight Like One

4th July Series: My Favourite American TV Shows

Now, for the final installment in the 4th July Series: TV. Narrowing this one down to a top 10 was incredibly difficult but then I decided to work with the shows that helped me get through the 2016 US election and its immediate aftermath. The West Wing While dealing with the Trump era, and the … Continue reading 4th July Series: My Favourite American TV Shows

4th July Series: My Favourite American Films

Okay, so for the next installment in my 4th July series, we have film. Don't worry, I've specifically avoided all possibilities of Disney rearing its head so this countdown will be without the childish exuberance that always comes out at the mention of Disney. Casablanca Casablanca is one of those films you can't help but … Continue reading 4th July Series: My Favourite American Films

4th of July Series: My Top 10 American Albums

  It's only been a couple of hours since the last post but I'm back and we're looking at albums now. So, prepare yourself to be subjected to my (reportedly) cliche taste in music as we go on with my list of American albums that should be labelled 'must listen to'. There's a spotify playlist at … Continue reading 4th of July Series: My Top 10 American Albums

4th of July Series: 10 American Books You Have To Read

In celebration of Independence Day (a classic American Holiday), I’ve chosen not to focus on the negatives of U.S. politics and, instead provide you with the best of the best. First off, we have the ten best pieces of American literature. You can find the GoodReads list of books here. To Kill a Mockingbird – … Continue reading 4th of July Series: 10 American Books You Have To Read

Vaccines are something children need whether you like it or not

So, I got into another Facebook debate. I say debate very politely. Really, it was me stating – in a less polite way – that anti-vaxxers should probably listen to a medical professional every once in a while when they go to not vaccinate their children. Why? Because it’s important. The reason why Polio has … Continue reading Vaccines are something children need whether you like it or not