In The Media

Teen Vogue’s Valuable and Necessary Approach to Sex Ed

When Teen Vogue wrote their guide, ‘Anal Sex: What You Need To Know‘, the article went viral. The article, complete with simple diagrams and pointers, is quick to emphasise that its purpose is to inform, and not, as many critics have argued, to encourage underage sex. As the article says, “even if …

New Sex Robots with ‘Rape Setting’ are Peak Toxic Masculinity

TW: Rape Sex robot company (we’ll leave the discussion on what sex robots tells us about society for another day) True Companion have recently advertised a new feature of their ‘Roxxxy TrueCompanion’ bot; a ‘Frigid Farrah’ personality which allows the user to simulate rape. Yes, you read that correctly. There …

The Trans Representation Betrayal

When Matt Bomer, a cisgender actor, was first announced as the transgender lead in Anything an upcoming movie release about a trans sex worker, it caused a predictable backlash from transgender people on social media. Anything it seemed, was set to join a list that includes The Danish Girl, and …

Activism in Advertising: What Brands Are Getting Wrong

More and more frequently, we’re seeing brands take a seemingly more altruistic approach in their advertising. While not a new phenomenon, in 2017 this trend seems to have ramped up with the advent of a more politically and socially engaged audience, which undoubtedly has links to the election of Donald …

Jodie Whittaker Proves That Men Are Afraid of Women

On Sunday, the BBC announced what many of us had been waiting for: the first ever female Doctor for Doctor Who. After the announcement, Twitter exploded. On one side, you had women and minorities who were thrilled to see such an iconic sci-fi character be cast as anything other than …

A Brand New Doctor!!

I don’t know about you, but I’m in shock. And I couldn’t be happier about it. After months upon months of speculation, anvil-sized hints about switched gender regenerations and countless discussions on Twitter, the BBC have revealed that the next Doctor will be played by Jodie Whittaker, and a community …

Body Shaming, Also for Kids: On Red Shoes & The 7 Dwarfs

Due to be released in 2018, the Snow White ‘parody’ film Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs has already begun to draw attention–and not as a fun new take on a classic fairytale. Turns out it’s the kind of narrative that makes you want to walk into the studio, fall to …