Have I had sex with too many people?!

Navigating the social politics around sex is confusing at the best of times. Still a virgin? Oh, you prude! Having regular sex? What a slut! (Unless you’re a man, in which case you’re a legend.) Are one-night stands liberating or humiliating?  How many can you have before you’re just easy? How many people should we…

Mansplaining, womansplaining, or just plain rude?

‘When You’re Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression’ I first heard that quote a couple of weeks ago and it really spoke to me. You see, I am a person who thinks a lot about women’s rights and I am occasionally met with quite hostile responses by some men. I write about why we…

The masculinity of violence

I just popped into the bank to put some money into an account, and it ended up being a bit of a weird and uncomfortable experience. I breathed a sigh of relief as I left the hot July streets of Madrid and felt the cool whir of the air-conditioning touch my sweaty little face. I…

Travelling in Iceland if you’re Skint!

Iceland is a beautiful country full of natural wonders. From natural hot lakes (that stink like eggs), to volcanoes, waterfalls and black volcanic beaches, it offers an unforgettable landscape for your travels. You know what else? It’s bloody expensive. A normal filter coffee will set you back around £8, or a small bowl of soup…