The inevitable #MeToo post

Harvey Weinstein’s had a whole week of ‘treatment’ and has ‘taken it seriously’ so I guess all that nastiness is over with then, which will be a huge relief to all the sexual harassers and rapists who have been complaining that they may have to change.  I won’t be holding my breath. If anything the … Continue reading The inevitable #MeToo post

Surrounded by the colour purple

I find myself surrounded in the colour purple. It wasn’t something I did consciously but in the last few months I’ve gathered purples and violets and lavenders and mauves around me. My bed sheets, the velour throw on the couch, my phone cover. My towel, my glasses, my hair. The hair was deliberate: if it’s … Continue reading Surrounded by the colour purple

Danger with a Double D

The trouble with boobs Growing up, it was impossible to escape the knowledge that Men Like Boobs, and it was understood that it was highly desirable to have big ones. I was actually worried, aged 9, that I might be a late developer, such was the pro-boob propaganda around me, even in suburban New Zealand, pre-internet. … Continue reading Danger with a Double D

Love your labia

I was alarmed to read that rates of labiaplasty are skyrocketing. Labiaplasty is the almost wholly unnecessary surgical alteration of female genitalia also horrifyingly known as "vaginal rejuvenation". May I use the tiny platform I have here to say: Ladies: STOP. Love your good selves. We women are constantly told to hate ourselves. Too fat, too thin, … Continue reading Love your labia