On this week’s episode of IMAGE.ie’s The Spill, we talked all about how the men are doing post #MeToo, whether or not we are finally over the Sexy Witch Halloween costume and dish on our latest book and podcast obsessions Listen here or subscribe on iTunes.
Also I forgot to share the last two piece I wrote for them cuz I am so crap and life-ing sometimes.
“Post-#MeToo, I find myself frequently mired in infuriating conversations with men on the subject of consent, equal pay and (eye-rolling-so-hard-I-may-cause-myself-injury) men's rights. The not-all-men-camp basically. Please note I am not the person bringing up these debates because much of the time, I don't have the energy – sorry if that sounds like cop-out central but I am very, very tired and also because I am a woman, at all times a small co-pilot in my brain is whispering "don't piss him off, this could escalate".
And my co-pilot isn't being crazy or hysterical or any other words we put on women's emotions to invalidate them. The co-pilot is just remembering past experiences and advising caution. Usually, I find that men are so busy arguing that "not all men would intimidate or hurt a woman" that they cannot seem to grasp that so many do, on such a vast and terrifying scale, that it is verging on a systemic practise in our culture. And that equipping ourselves against the potential threat is as ingrained in us as drinking water.”
I also ate the absolute hell out of NYC* and wrote about it HERE
*And could not look any smugger about it
Last week’s Sunday Independent column is here…
Here’s a Sunday Indo column from a few weeks ago… (think I forgot to post it and these donuts are yum)
Also I write book reviews for the Sunday Independent none of which I have ever shared becasuse I'm so forgetful but here are some recent ones should you be interested! (Click on the pic to read the review).