Contains mentions of sexual, racial, and homophobic violence/discrimination, and spoilers for Bridgerton, I May Destroy You, and It’s a Sin
From the onset of puberty, girls are taught to fear their sexual nature and hide their bodies as changes in their physical appearance reveal an ‘impure’ part of themselves.
This self-imposed attraction definitely took a heavy toll on my mental health during my teenage years. That is what comp het can do.
I did not want to be asexual. But it makes sense that I am.
Abortion has always existed. But the social acceptance of this choice is very much variable among time and place.
As long as practices like forced sterilization take place, equality between genders is a complete myth.
By schools hiding any traces of homosexuality from their curriculums, it becomes that much harder to gain acceptance from their peers, teachers, and even families.
Wearing whatever you want can be empowering, especially when our world in so many ways still dictates our behaviour according to a misconstrued conception of our gender.
In the case of Thailand, menstruation products are significantly costly and inaccessible.
he strength of friendship between women prevails over all in ‘Tangerine’
It is far too easy to blame these womxn for taking these images in the first place.
Ellie Macmillan-Fox is doing a Master’s in Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy. She also did her undergraduate degree at King’s in History and International Relations. She has a keen interest in women’s participation in global politics, as well as environmental politics. [Featured Image: A collage of the various actors who have portrayed the character…