“I used to pride myself on my independence, now I am afraid to go on walks in the evening, to attend social events with drinking among friends where I should be comfortable being. I have become a little barnacle always needing to be at someone’s side, to have my boyfriend standing next to me, sleeping beside me, protecting me. It is embarrassing how feeble I feel, how timidly I move through life, always guarded, ready to defend myself, ready to be angry.”- Chanel Miller, Victim of Turner’s Sexual Assault
This particular case has stuck with me from the moment I…
On May 23rd, 2014 in Isla Vista, California, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger went on a premeditated murder spree. He killed 6 people, injured 14, and then killed himself.
Elliot was born on July 24th, 1991 in London to parents Peter Rodger and Li Chin. Li Chin was a nurse and Peter directed films and TV commercials.
When Elliot was 5 years old, he, his parents, and his little sister Georgia moved back to California from London. When Elliot was 7 years old his parents divorced and Elliot’s father remarried a year later.
Peter married a Moroccan actress named Soumaya Akaaboune. Elliot…
I don’t think any woman is spared when it comes to cyber flashing and yes, cyber flashing is the correct term for unsolicited pictures and it is illegal.
Unfortunately, I don’t know a single girl that hasn’t gotten at least one unsolicited dick pic. My 16-year-old sister and her friends haven’t been spared from this either.
Those that send such unsolicited pictures need to realize first and foremost that this is a form of sexual harassment. It is punishable by law once reported to authorities.
I feel as though we as women deem certain actions done by men to be…
On April 30th, 1999 at 12 am, 34-year-old model Jessica Lal was shot dead while working at an unlicensed bar at a nightclub in Mehrauli, South Dehli called Qutub Colonnade. This bar was owned by a socialite named Bina Ramani.
Jessica Lal was born on January 5th, 1965 to parents May Lal and Ajit Lal in Gurgaon, Haryana. She also had three siblings, Sabrina Lal, Ranjith Kumar Lal, and Valsa Lall.
Lal aspired to become a model her whole life. When she finally moved out to New Dehli from Gurgaon, her aspirations quickly became a reality. She was successful in…
Before you continue reading, I want to preface this article by saying everything I write about here is from my own experience as a straight woman in straight relationships.
Before asking someone out, we usually want to be sure the person likes us back. No one wants to experience the pain that comes with rejection, no matter how big or small it is.
Make sure you also don’t mistake her being nice to you with her liking you. I hope some of these signs help.
I feel as though there are mixed opinions on this subject and, I’m not even really sure what my set opinion is on this because up until recently, I had never actually asked a guy out.
There is this belief that is literally ingrained into my brain, “If a guy doesn’t like you at least a little bit more than you like him, then the relationship is doomed.” I don’t think this is true at all I know plenty of relationships where the girl asked the guy out first and they are still going strong many years later.
I acknowledge that there has been significant progress in women’s rights over the centuries. I know as a woman in this time I’m lucky to be able to do all the things I can do, and do them freely. I can date, work, go to school, and choose not to get married or have children.
However, I also know that even now there are communities that still have the same backdated views that they force their daughters, wives, and sisters to follow.
There are still numerous stigmas ingrained in our societies that women are still forced to follow because if…
Disclaimer: Everything I talk about in this post is solely based on my experiences. I’m not a therapist or licensed physician. There’s mention of suicide and death in this so please don’t read this if you feel this may trigger you.
For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with my mental health. Throughout my life, there have been times when I’ve been afraid of my own thoughts and afraid of just being alone.
My intrusive thoughts would consume me.
The earliest memory I have of intrusive thoughts is from when I was about nine years old. The first…
55-year-old Peter Gerard Scully from Australia is dubbed the worst pedophile in the world.
A video began circulating the internet between 2013–2014. It was found in chat forums on different websites.
This video was a four-part “film” and each part was 10–15 minutes long. It was called “Daisy’s Destruction.”
The film was initially a myth on the dark web and people were talking about a horrifying and disturbing video circulating the internet. However, none of these people had actually seen this video so they didn’t know if it was real or not.
Unfortunately, upon further investigation by police, it was…
I’m a 23-year-old Hindu girl born in Canada so an arranged marriage is not at all appealing to me.
Honestly, I’ve been using dating apps for years now and I’ve had no luck in finding someone that I like or trust.
I’ve had a relationship here and there with men that I met off these apps but nothing has ever stuck. There were always issues that I never thought were worth working out.
Even while being in these said relationships I never really saw a future with these people. They always felt so temporary. …