Just One Day

I have a lot to be grateful for. I had an amazing education and am still just about managing to continue with a Masters degree. I have an amazing husband, daughter, and friends around me (although never as much as I’d like). I have food in my belly and a roof over my head (albeit…

A Open Angry Letter To UKIP

To all those in UKIP, You make me angry. I have been studying most of today about something I assumed was hardly related, and yet the more I read the more angry I became because the smug nonsense from UKIP keeps coming over the TV, radio and through the news/media. I was already pretty pissed…

News: Again To The Books!

I have news! I think it’s exciting, good news, however, it does come with the disclaimer of: “Well, of course I’m crazy. But life’s more interesting that way!” Today plenty of students across the UK are excitedly finding their results, and then with whatever they find, hoping or searching for a place in their chosen…

First Post Urban Times: Is It Sexist? Are You Sure?

So for my first article for Urban Times I decided to talk about a thought I had the other day whilst watching my twitter feed. Let me know what you think, I would love your feedback!Is It Sexist? Are You Sure?

Do Smart Women Have A Duty To Reproduce?

A friend of mine brought a news article to my attention recently and it made so many people so furious that I felt I should probably explain why it p***ed off so many people. The article pointed out that a researcher at the London School of Economics, Satoshi Kanazawa, who “found that a woman’s urge to…

Career vs. Motherhood: Politics of Guilt

Women as a whole are very good at judging other women and using guilt to tell each-other that we’re not doing woman-hood properly. I’ve seen it massively in feminism and wedding prep, and it is often in the church too, and it’s sad that it is likely this that is starting to give the basic…

What Am I? English, Scottish, Welsh, British, nothing at all.

This year I have actually gotten far more attached to Rugby, the sport, not the place, and watched the games with far more passion than I expected. There were a few issues with this though, the big one being that I don’t really know the rules. The other issue is my loyalty. The 6 Nations…

An Example of Manhood

I thought I would share this article written by a man I now know to be a prime example of what many have been calling for: an example for little boys of how to grow into men. I do not say this lightly, but recommend you continue to read his article, and works on his…

Concern & Hysteria: Where's the line?

I have had a number of conversations recently about violence in films, and the more respectfully rational conversations have brought up a particular stream of thought in my mind. It seems that violence in film, theatre, the arts in general, can be required. I mean to say that storylines, points within a plot, or even…

Being Pro-Woman

Saying this kind of thing online is always dangerous; what with trolls, passionate protesters, and sometimes just people who want to yell for no good reason, I do realise I could be letting myself in for a world of trouble, but I feel this needs to be said: I’m Pro-Woman. What do I mean? I…