Weight Watchers: A Step Too Far

Weight Watchers have announced that they are going to be offering free memberships to teenagers aged between 13 and 17 this summer, and my blood has reached boiling point. Not only am I aghast at the company itself for exploiting vulnerable people (however, that's hardly surprising - they are a weight loss company after all), … Continue reading Weight Watchers: A Step Too Far

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Food is Not a Moral Issue

“I’m being naughty today”, the woman in front of me paying for her coffee and brownie says to the cashier. I grit my teeth and bite my tongue. I want to tell her that the word “naughty” does not apply to food. I wanted to tell her that being naughty is doing something wrong, and … Continue reading Food is Not a Moral Issue

Why Your Weight is Not as Within Your Control as You’d Like to Think and Why That is Something that You Don’t Want to Hear

Most of us have grown up in countries preoccupied with weight. We have grown up being told that it is down to us what size we end up at, that we have control over what weight we are, and that it’s about having willpower and making the “right” choices about what we put in our mouths. … Continue reading Why Your Weight is Not as Within Your Control as You’d Like to Think and Why That is Something that You Don’t Want to Hear

What Men Worry About in the Bedroom and Why We Need To Talk About It

We all know what it’s like in the bedroom, don’t we? Men incessantly groping their female partners in the dark while they are trying to sleep, either ending with the partner eventually turning over and saying “honey, not tonight, I have a headache,” or reluctantly giving in and then having the time of their lives … Continue reading What Men Worry About in the Bedroom and Why We Need To Talk About It

13 Things You Should Know Before Going To University

Three years (and a half) ago, I was completing university. University for me was not exactly the experience I thought it was going to be - but then when is it ever? We have our preconceptions about things; we experience them; and we learn from them. When going to university, there are many expectations that … Continue reading 13 Things You Should Know Before Going To University

Why Your Feminism Should Support Sex Workers

I was conversing with my boyfriend last night when a joke was made about sleeping with men for money. The topic quickly became a debate about sex workers and whether feminism should support it or not. My boyfriend was saying that using your sexuality to get money is not feminist, nor is selling yourself as … Continue reading Why Your Feminism Should Support Sex Workers

So Now We Have to Lose Weight to Get Surgery

On Sunday I read the news that obese NHS patients will not get non-urgent surgery until they lose weight. It made me want to cry. I’m a recovered anorexic who is very active and eats a varied and balanced diet and because of that I am both fit and healthy. I also happen to fall into … Continue reading So Now We Have to Lose Weight to Get Surgery