Author: Liv Woodward

Free Condoms Aren’t A Symbol of the Patriarchy

If you’re a person who menstruates, or have ever spent any time talking to people who menstruate, you’ll know that sanitary products can be expensive, in part because they are taxed as a ‘luxury’, as if bleeding from your vagina every month or so is akin to an All Inclusive …

I’m a Feminist but I Will Be Taking My Husband’s Name

At the time of writing, it is exactly 295 days until I get married. Which means it’s exactly 295 days until Liv Woodward disappears forever, and someone new steps into her place, all shiny and new (and probably drunk from champagne). See, despite being an ardent feminist–despite calling bullsh*t on …

Uber Loses London License, Leaving Vulnerable People Stranded

Transport for London (TfL) has announced today that it will not be renewing ridesharing app Uber’s private hire licence after 30 September. TfL, who are in charge of regulating all of London’s transport systems, has said that “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to …

Not All Violence is Created Equal

The internet has always been full of debates, arguments, and disagreements. For as long as there have been comment sections and forums, there have been arguments about whether or not feminism is cancer or whether or not black people deserve jobs. But one thing we have all — or at …

“Periods Are Dirty”, and Other Period Myths Busted

When I first started my period, aged 11, I didn’t really know what was happening. I knew that the blood in my underwear was my period and I’d heard of tampons and pads before, but other than that I was pretty clueless. The information I was eventually given didn’t help …

A New Period in My Life: Coming off the Pill

I first started having periods when I was eleven. I remember my first period clearly: I was on holiday in Wales with my family and best friend, I was wearing bright pink knickers, and although I vaguely knew what was going on I was too confused and embarrassed to tell …

How I Conquered My Fear of the Dentist

Trigger Warning: This post contains talk of dentists and dental treatment. — Between the ages of 5 and 21 I had been to the dentist exactly twice in my life. In the last 15 months, I’ve been just shy of 20 times. I’ve two root canals, an extraction, more fillings …

Jacob Rees-Mogg is Not a Traditionalist, He’s a Bigot

Trigger Warning: Mentions of abortion and rape. — Although Theresa May remains steadfast in her determination to remain at the top of the Conservative Party, her own party and onlookers are starting to pile on the pressure. In fact, 50% of party members want Theresa May out before the next …

Everything in Politics is a Distraction

Yesterday, the media was all-a-kerfuffle with the resurgence of #Traingate and whether or not Jeremy Corbyn lied about being on an overcrowded train last year (for the record, he didn’t, because that would be a f*cking weird thing to lie about.) A few days ago, MPs across Britain publicly mourned …

Stop Forcing Me to Drink with My Co-Workers

There are lots of things that I expected when I first started working in an office. The endless tea runs (which I avoid like the plague). The pointless meetings. The daily battle not to go to town to buy lunch when you have a perfectly good sandwich sitting on your …