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You don’t have to be grateful for your hardships

One of those platitudes that many people love to throw about about hardships is that they make you stronger. These people are wrong. Perhaps they are well-meaning (oh dear), or perhaps they have not really dealt with significant hardship (double dear), but the fact remains that they are wrong. You aren't strong because you suffer,… Continue reading You don’t have to be grateful for your hardships

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Laugh it off and hope they’ll stop

Ready for a bedtime story? Be warned, this one might give some of you nightmares. A young woman was travelling home from work. As she stood on the crowded tube carriage, she realised she would have to move slightly to let other passengers off. So she did. Everyone by the doors shuffled into what little… Continue reading Laugh it off and hope they’ll stop

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Why women can’t be angry

Let’s take a moment and look at the phrase “calm your tits”, shall we? I’m not going to analyse it, I just want you to think about what a ridiculous thing it is that this phrase even exists, let alone how legitimised it’s become. Have you ever seen what happens when you tell a woman… Continue reading Why women can’t be angry