No Scrubs

N.B.: This is a rant-esque post dedicated to all the single ladies out there who are frustrated and fed up with the male species! In particular, what is wrong with twenty-something year old guys? I mean seriously, this is not a rhetorical question, I need to know. Like so many young ladies, I feel like … More No Scrubs

R.I.P Humanity?

Over the past couple of days we’ve all seen the harrowing photographs of Aylan Kurdi: a little boy of three years old and probably no more than three feet tall. Wearing a red t-shirt and blue shorts, he was washed up on the Turkish shores as he attempted to reach sanctuary with his mother and five … More R.I.P Humanity?

The Cavemen

What is it with guys and fighting? Dancing the night away in a club it’s not unusual to peep a pair of guys over by the bar regressing into primates before your very eyes, pushing and shoving one another over the most trivial and insignificant things. Accidentally spilling a drink, holding somebody’s gaze for longer than a … More The Cavemen

Social Media

Over the last few years social media has become such a paramount part of people’s lives, particularly in the case of twenty-something year olds. I was chatting to this guy the other day, he must’ve been about 24, so not much older than me. ‘Have you got Snapchat?’ he asked. Nope. ‘Instagram?’ Nope. ‘Twitter?’ Nope. … More Social Media

India’s Rape Culture

Today it’s been exactly two years since the brutal gang rape of 23 year old physiotheraphy student Jyoti Singh on a bus in Delhi, a case which provoked outrage all over the world. Flicking through the newspaper about a week ago I stumbled upon another story which stated that a 26 year old Indian woman had reportedly been … More India’s Rape Culture

Pro-Curvy= Anti-Skinny?

Is it just me or have society and the media become very anti-skinny these days? Think about it, media icons like: Kim Kardashian, Kelly Brook, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Kate Upton who we constantly see making headlines and filling the gossip magazines all have one thing in common…they’re voluptuous women. And that’s great because it means … More Pro-Curvy= Anti-Skinny?

Be A Gent

On Saturday night I went out to a club and was hit on by a couple of guys. One watched me for the duration of two whole songs (not even being slightly subtle, literally stood still in the middle of the dance floor) and then crept over when I headed to the bar, grabbed me by the waist and … More Be A Gent

A Toxic Generation

You’re rated if you smoke, drink and do drugs You’re a party-pooper if you choose to be sober Guys are idolised for being players Girls are chastised for being whores It’s cool to have one night stands Being a virgin is an embarrassing illness Everyone suffers from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) Nobody knows how to … More A Toxic Generation

Expectations

Hand on my heart I genuinely believe that expectations are the root of all evil. No really, correct me if I’m wrong but wouldn’t you rather have no expectations and be pleasantly surprised instead of having to experience that soul-crushing feeling when your expectations are plummeted into the ground? Expectations should be avoided at all costs, … More Expectations

Grammar Nazi

As some of you may know I have a BA degree in English and before that I attended a Grammar School for seven glorious years. Alright, alright let the stereotyping begin! Contrary to what you might think, I’m not some timid recluse who seeks solace in libraries, who gets high off of sniffing books or who prefers … More Grammar Nazi