Our society functions on women picking up the slack where social policy is failing the family and the eldery. It’s in society’s interest to keep women at the bottom of the economic pyramid so they can provide this free labour.
I don’t mind getting tested for STIs. I’m okay with my blood being taken, as long as I take a deep breath, look away and think happy thoughts, and I’m okay with being vaginally prodded and poked in the name of good health and a good time.
D.I.Why Are We All Here? is a monthly column that provokes anxiety and offers a craft to relieve it. It is written by Cassie Delaney a podcaster, producer and Pinterest enthusiast.
“I desperately need to talk about this. I’m haunted by the ghosts of a thousand makeup tutorials and house tours and I am here to exorcise them, then hold them under a microscope and figure out what they’re made of.”
“I think I might have a touch of imposter syndrome. I think… I might… be shit. I feel like to fix this small issue, I need to take out my brain, rinse it, and put it back in.”
She recalls feeling as if she was meant to see him as her champion, but actually what she felt was ‘What? Who do you think you are, to endorse me? I don’t need your validation’.
Brief romantic relationships are wandering interludes, an intersection into someone’s life for a month or two. You dip in, then out. Ah, you think. Mistaken again.
This week’s Food Mood includes a vegan spin on a Thai fave, the perfect make-ahead breakfast for the weekday rush and a comforting classic.
There’s nothing quite like a new social media trend to harshly remind you of the advancement of time. If you’ve found your feed infiltrated by lip-synching teenagers, you’re not alone – TikTok, the social network formerly known as Musical.y, has over 1 billion downloads globally…