Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My child is being cyberbullied. I told them to not go on social media. Is this the right thing?

Not really. I can understand your desire to protect your child – after all, if they’re being bullied on social media, the problem is solved if they don’t have social media, right? Except, it doesn’t protect them, or stop the bullying: The only thing this achieves is that you effectively dismiss your child’s concerns about … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My child is being cyberbullied. I told them to not go on social media. Is this the right thing?

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#StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: The Almost Facebook Famous Rapist [Names Withheld Due to Minors]

— Trigger Warning — Last year, 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 nothing has changed, … Continue reading #StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: The Almost Facebook Famous Rapist [Names Withheld Due to Minors]

So, You Want To Be A Writer: Tips, Tricks & Ideas Vol #1

I’m not going to lie to you and pretend I’m a great writer, and that everything I will be putting up will be gospel truth. I’m a self-published writer, and while I’ve managed to publish more than a few articles for varying magazines and newspapers, I only have an English degree, not a writing one. … Continue reading So, You Want To Be A Writer: Tips, Tricks & Ideas Vol #1

#Why I Didn’t Report: Shouldn’t Dr Ford Be Able To Remember Everything?

-- 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 #Why I Didn’t Report: Shouldn’t Dr Ford Be Able To Remember Everything?

The Friendship Breakup: Why Could You Forgive One Friend, But Not All?

To be honest, this is a question friends closer to me usually ask, not random strangers on the internet, but I think it’s important message about forgiveness, and explaining what and why in such a situation. We’ll name the three A, B, and C, to make it easier - the story isn't about who they … Continue reading The Friendship Breakup: Why Could You Forgive One Friend, But Not All?

But Rape Culture Is A Feminist Conspiracy, Damnit!

On Facebook (and probably Twitter, too, although I’m very inactive on Twitter) I always see people proclaiming that RAINN said that rape culture is a myth, and therefore it is one. Feminists are just perpetuating this myth because ‘censorship’ and ‘conspiracy theorists’ (seriously, do you know how crazy you sound? You sound like one of … Continue reading But Rape Culture Is A Feminist Conspiracy, Damnit!