Lifestyle

Why I Still Love New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap. Where once it was the done thing to loudly proclaim “NEW YEAR, NEW ME” from the rooftops, now all the cool kids are shunning goals and resolutions in favour of a slower pace of life. “Who needs goals?” they Tweet. “2019 is all …

Why Do They Do That: What Exactly is Gaslighting?

Why Do They Do That is a series by Kitty Wenham that aims to shine a light on some of the most common tactics used by those who perpetrate abuse. In this article we will explore the popular term ‘Gaslighting’, and what it actually means. Content warning: This series will …

Breaking News: Women Do Most of the Work at Christmas

The working year is drawing to a close. Half of us have switched our Out of Offices on already, and the other half of us are staring at the clock wondering when a working day suddenly became six years long. The Christmas trees are up, the presents are (possibly) wrapped, …

Why Do They Do That: Love-Bombing Victims into Submission

Why Do They Do That is a series by Kitty Wenham that aims to shine a light on some of the most common tactics used by those who perpetrate abuse. In this article we will explore the theory of love-bombing, popularised in 1995 by psychology professor Margaret Singer. Content warning: …

Why Do They Do That: Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim-Offender

  Why Do They Do That is a series by Kitty Wenham that aims to shine a light on some of the most common tactics used by those who perpetrate abuse. In this article we will explore Jennifer Freyd’s theory of Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim-Offender (DARVO). Content warning: This series …

Ways I Have Called Myself Fat

Eat the Doughnut is a bi-monthly column by Becki Jayne Crossley, discussing body positivity, fatphobia in society and the media, and current events relating to the two! Content warning: this column will regularly discuss fatphobic comments, actions and ideas. – When I was a child, I called myself fat. I didn’t really …

H&M’s “Small Victory”, But Only If You Already Wear ‘Regular’ Sizes

Eat the Doughnut is a bi-monthly column by Becki Jayne Crossley, discussing body positivity, fatphobia in society and the media, and current events relating to the two! Content warning: this column will regularly discuss fatphobia comments, actions and ideas. — As a plus-size woman, clothes shopping can be something of …

Will the Zombie Apocalypse be a Feminist Utopia?

I’ve been trying to work out for a long time why I am so attracted to the idea of a zombie apocalypse. I’m the sort of girl who stands in line at the supermarket checking out all the escape routes.  Which aisles have the best ‘apocalypse-friendly’ food products.  Whether the …