— Trigger Warning — The other day, I read an article by Jane Gilmore, discussing that there was no national outrage or outcry, and little had been said in the media, about the fact that just the other week in Australia, six women were murdered in five days. Yes. Six women were murdered in five days. As a result, … Continue reading #StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheProblem: Nicole Cartwright
That two-word phrase is used often these days when sexual consent is discussed. Those two words are right: consent matters, when it comes to sexual consent.
However, when you are hoping to possibly vent about a bad day at work or share something emotional or burdensome with something else, it’s also important to seek consent for doing that with the person you’re hoping to discuss with/vent to. In other words, another form of consent, that I call emotional consent, is important.
Emotional consent is when you seek someone else’s permission to tell them something(s) involving deep emotions or burdens. Through exercising this form of consent, you can share emotional, burdensome things only when the listener is physically, mentally, and emotionally able to handle it.
At this point, some of you might be thinking this: “Okay, emotional consent sounds great, but how can I exercise this?” I have three…
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Okay, so I’ve done a pretty good job at listing the betrayals and follies of others. But what about me? Well, I’m not perfect, I know that. I’m loud, extremely opinionated, I don’t always have a filter and, as a result, I’ve offended more than one person by saying whatever came into my head out … Continue reading Sex, Marriage & Lies: And The Walls Keep Tumbling Down
— Trigger and Content Warning — Like with the “Friendship Breakup” series, over the next few weeks, I’ll be answering commonly asked questions surrounding, specifically, Dr Ford and the entire fiasco that we just watched. As this topic is of a sensitive nature, and many of you may have questions or stories you’d like to … Continue reading #WhyIDidn’tReport: Yes, Colour Matters In Sexual Assault Cases
Okay, I liked the preview for the next one so much, I’m just bumping straight into the next episode because it looks like shit be thrown down and I’m here for it. Chyka and her husband are really cute on their date. They genuinely look so happy together. Also, Chyka’s husband actually seems like one … Continue reading Carla’s Drunk Reviews: Real Housewives of Melbourne, Ep 5
Okay, as this is more of a walkthrough plus some commentary, you might want to check out chapters one and two as well. However, like I said in the others, sometimes I be sober, sometimes I be drunk, sometimes I be in between. It’s a lucky draw. You get six messages from Chazz saying you’re … Continue reading Carla’s Sometimes Sober Drunk Reviews: Red Carpet Diaries, Ep 3
Okay, remember that really awesome movie called Legally Blonde that starred Reese Witherspoon and she was TOTALLY FUCKING AWESOME!? For those of you who haven’t, boo you whore, and go watch Legally Blonde right now, then come back to read all about Fe del Mundo because trust me, it’ll be much better in that order. … Continue reading Showcase Special: Forgotten Women Scientists You’ve (Probably) Never Heard of #Vol 9