Author: Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Cat Person and the Culture of Bad Sex

This weekend, a short story ran in The New Yorker that has given many food for thought. Cat Person is the fictional story of a woman who has a bad sexual encounter with someone she had little interest in. Before and during the encounter, which she consents to, she changes …

Where Are We With Brexit Negotiations?

In the same bloody place we were in June 2016, that’s where. Seriously how has it been nearly 18 months of going round in circles arguing over mysterious billions and non-existent trade deals? What happened to Vote Leave’s grand plans to save us from the evil clutches of the EU? …

Stop Making Me Relive My Sexual Assault

Trigger warning: Abuse, assault, rape, rape threats and alluding to Harvey Weinstein and the Twitter situation. — Friends, I’m exhausted. I’m emotionally exhausted from reliving my trauma every day on social media. I’m exhausted on behalf of all women and non binary folks that have to constantly share their stories …

Strictly Come Dancing Recap: Week 2

Da da da da da da, Strictly Come Dancing! It’s week one of live shows- — oh what’s that, it’s week two? No, we’re ignoring that as our intrepid recapper (me) was tipsy in a forest. So while it may actually be week two, it’s the first week of voting …

Strictly Come Dancing Recap: Launch Show

Da da da da da da da! Strictly Come Dancing, the glitziest, campest show on television, is back! The launch show bursts onto our screens with a glamorous red carpet, lots of excitement and of course incredible dancing. This flicks to the studio in a ‘seamless’ flash, with an amazing …

The GOP Can’t Ban Abortion, but HB 214 Will Restrict Access for Many

TW: this article discusses abortion, rape and mental health. How do you restrict people’s rights that are protected by law? By using moral justifications to make them so unaffordable that they cannot be accessed. This may sound absolutely incomprehensible. Surely this can’t be how it happens? But it’s exactly what …

The West Wing Taught Me Everything I Know About US Politics

I consider myself quite knowledgeable in politics and in particular I’m fascinated by elections. Whilst ours are full of drama and shi*t slinging, no electoral system is more ridiculous than that of the United States. The way the campaigns are run, from the split parties to that fact that anyone …

Kesha’s New Single is Heartbreakingly Beautiful

I almost cried with joy when I saw Kesha’s tweet announcing that her new single was dropping today (6 July). That might seem like a bit of an over reaction, but when you consider everything she’s been through in the last four years it’s understandable how overcome with emotion her fans …