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The Increasing Price of Millennial Motherhood – Katy Preen – Medium

The Increasing Price of Millennial Motherhood – Katy Preen – Medium

In my work, I collaborate with people of all ages, and I just so happened to be sat with a group of older people at a business social this week (Christmas is coming, and the party season has begun!). Funnily enough, we got on to talking about Millennial problems - because their children fall into the older end of that category.

The Real Myth of Male Power – Katy Preen – Medium

The Real Myth of Male Power – Katy Preen – Medium

Ever since the #MeToo movement went big, there have been articles written in support of women’s rights and bodily autonomy, starting off with the criticisms of flagrant instances of sexual impropriety, and becoming more incisive and strident on the way to condemning widespread and endemic disrespect and hatred for women.

Unreasonable Doubt – Katy Preen – Medium

Unreasonable Doubt – Katy Preen – Medium

CN: rape, the legal system. R ape is a notoriously difficult crime to prosecute. While victims often come forward with credible testimonies and physical evidence, proof of breached consent is far harder to obtain. We know that a whopping 94% of rapes do not get the justice they deserve, and we don’t seem to be any closer to a solution.

It Is Men, Not Women, Making False Allegations About Rape – Katy Preen – Medium

It Is Men, Not Women, Making False Allegations About Rape

There’s a lot of talk among Good Men™ at the moment regarding so-called false allegations. So-called because a lot of these allegations labelled as false actually turn out to be true. We know that the false reporting of rape occurs in around 2% to 8% of cases, the same as for other crimes.

Just Admit That You Hate Fat People – Katy Preen – Medium

Just Admit That You Hate Fat People – Katy Preen – Medium

Some time ago I wrote about the supposed balance between public health messages and fat acceptance. I say it’s a supposed balance because the two things aren’t actually at odds with each other. But, as happens so often, this argument has reared its monstrously ugly head again and we need to address it.

Power Dynamics and Informed Consent | Medium

Power Dynamics and Informed Consent – Katy Preen – Medium

In February this year, Monica Lewinsky spoke about her #MeToo moment, regarding her relationship with then-president Bill Clinton. She views the dynamics of that relationship in a different light now, both in terms of how in control she felt of her actions and participation, and in how it was perceived by the outside world.

FEMINIST CATFIGHT: TRANS* RIGHTS VS. MALE PRIVILEGE

FEMINIST CATFIGHT: TRANS* RIGHTS VS. MALE PRIVILEGE

Meow! Controversial “debates” abound this week with the argument (mainly from radical feminists) that trans women can’t be “real” women because they experienced male privilege while growing up. First off, this is a complete non-argument; it’s like saying I can’t identify as disabled because I was healthy up until my teens, or because I had a…

MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL, OR IT WILL BE…

MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL, OR IT WILL BE…

BULLSHIT. That’s right, if it ain’t inclusive, then it ain’t equal. Intersectional feminism strives for equality for all genders, recognising that while gender oppression is a huge factor in an unequal society, it is also more complicated than that alone. There are numerous other influences that are oppressive in their own way, or that combine…

FUJIFILM: SEXISM FROM INNOVATION

FUJIFILM: SEXISM FROM INNOVATION

Today was a Throwback Friday! Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? This week, we’re going back to the 1970s, so get your tank tops and platform heels ready! Fujifilm, somewhat unbelievably, ran a press conference with a product demo that included a semi-naked female body as a prop for “testing the camera’s performance on skin tone”.

WHAT ABOUT THE MEN PART 2: MASCULINITY & MISOGYNY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

WHAT ABOUT THE MEN PART 2: MASCULINITY & MISOGYNY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Masculinity and Misogyny in the Digital Age – Ditch the Label Always one to look out for reasons to demonstrate why men need feminism too (because apparently gender equality is only worth men’s time if you can link it to direct personal benefits ::eye roll:: ), I found an interesting paper on attitudes towards masculinity…

WHAT ABOUT THE MEN? PART 1: INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY – 19th NOVEMBER

WHAT ABOUT THE MEN? PART 1: INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY – 19th NOVEMBER

I’d hoped to get writing my “What about the men?” series a lot sooner than this, but I figured that International Men’s Day would be a suitable place to start. Or as I like to call it, “International where-are-all-the-dudes-who-were-asking-about-international-men’s-day-on-international-women’s-day Day”. It’s the same every International Women’s Day (which is 8th March) – all the Neanderthals congregate…

KARMA

KARMA

The recent comments by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on women’s ‘superpowers’ remind me of being taken on for my last engineering role. With great expectations of managing my own team and making the important decisions, I got put on a dead-end project, with incredibly unchallenging work, no respect or status, and no prospects for progression…