Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why don’t young more women embrace feminism?

For the first 20 years of my life, I suppose you could have called me a ‘feminism virgin’. Living a painfully beige existence, brought up by laughably conservative parents and mixing only with other Nice Middle Class Girls From Good … Continue reading

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Breakup survival tips that don’t suck

Breakups are shit. I’d forgotten just how shit, though, until last week – when Biker and I decided to call time on our relationship. We love, complement and respect each other wonderfully, but he has personal issues that need resolving … Continue reading

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Making boobs of ourselves

Collectively, we’re a weird bunch, us New Zealanders. We’re obsessed with a game based around the world’s most stupidly shaped ball (seriously, have you ever had a go tossing a rugby ball round? First time I tried I nearly managed … Continue reading

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Dear supporters of my best friend’s rapist…

Your anger blazes out of computer screens, cellphones, car windows, searing and ugly. To you, she’s a liar. The worst kind of liar. The one whose vindictive, petty, revenge-driven lies may lock someone you love behind bars. Anger is so … Continue reading

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Calling the Shots

How much free will do we really have over our desires? Working within advertising, I have this tendency to wryly describe what I do to earn a crust as “using my powers for evil”. Almost anything goes in adland. Boobies … Continue reading

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