Do you want to know how many times I've heard that as a woman I'm somehow less capable of doing a certain job? That women are generally less intelligent than men, that they're less hardworking, that they're not as good at coping with high-stress jobs?
The biggest topic on my mind this week has been the new Doctor Who casting. For anyone who's been living under a rock/ cut off from all technology and deafened to the whirlwind of reactions, Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the thirteenth Doctor. This is, of course, awesome news. Having a woman play the… Continue reading The Thirteenth Doctor // Current Geeky & Non-Geeky Favourites #5
Happy International Women's Day! To celebrate the day, I wanted to tell you about just a few of the many inspirational women on this Earth. Disclaimer: some of the following women may or may not be fictional. (Second disclaimer: this list is subjective and I know how the internet feels about subjectivity. Third disclaimer: I have never actually… Continue reading 4 Women Who Inspire Me – International Women’s Day 2016
Tomorrow marks International Women's Day: a day which has existed in some form since 1909, set aside to celebrate the achievements of women around the world and to serve as a reminder of the need for gender equality. Yet, as every day which illuminates the problems faced by a particular demographic (even one as big as… Continue reading “So You Think You’re Not A Feminist…” International Women’s Day Blog
So you've watched Making a Murderer, and now you feel like you have the knowledge and the passion to become a lawyer. Now it's time to turn your eyes to amateur porn. Yes. I just said that. Because the next Netflix documentary that's going to change the way you look at the world is Hot Girls Wanted, and if… Continue reading Why ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ is Netflix’s Latest Must-Watch
Season six of HBO's hit series is looming, and that means it's time to re-open old wounds and take a look at last season's biggest controversy - the Sansa Stark/Ramsay Bolton rape scene. Writer of the episode, Bryan Cogman has addressed the controversy in the upcoming season 5 DVD.
Now prepare for my stream of consciousness as I try and sum up my thoughts on being a woman in a science subject... I learnt a lot in "freshers week", mostly about the alcohol tolerance of teenagers and what happens when we're all let out of the parental home for the first time, but I… Continue reading My Experience of Gender Stereotyping in STEM