Monthly Archives: September 2019

Dear ableist

Dear ableist

Dear young lad at the bar – please don’t congratulate my husband for marrying someone in a wheelchair or commend his bravery for ‘not giving a sh*t about looks’….

Menstrual cup

Why I hate the menstrual cup

They tell you that it can’t get lost inside your cervix, but it can travel further up and make removal difficult. So it helps to have strong pelvic muscles to do kegels to help shift it. And if you are overeager about yanking it out, there will be blood everywhere…

forgive mugabe

The persistent myth of a complex Mugabe

Mugabe’s definition of power should not outlive him. As we bury Mugabe, we should bury the intangible ways in which he embedded his way of doing things into the very fabric of our society. Let us bury the cynicism and pretense, the prioritization of appearance over substance, the pursuit of influence and power by any means necessary, the nonsensical massive entourages, the masses at the airport, the cult of personality, the bootlicking, those hideous African prints with a man’s face covering a mature woman’s bosom.