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Thanks, Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is in New Zealand at the moment for An Evening with

Homophobia is not a question of attitude, it’s a question of power

When I was younger, I went to church.

The experience of going, for me, wasn't overly positive, so, as soon as I was able to I stopped going and haven’t been back since. I believe in a higher power, but personally, I never found that higher power inside of a church.

Groping is not Kiwi for "You look nice."

Two weeks ago today, I was groped.

This is not a particularly earth-shattering revelation. One in five New Zealand women experience sexual assault as an adult; one in three girls will be subjected to an unwanted sexual experience by the age of sixteen.

An Open Letter to the Broadcasting Standards Authority

I am writing to you because something happened this week that didn’t sit well with me.

Sean Plunket resigned this week from the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

The fable of The Speaker and the spark

There was kind of slow moving devastation to the last few years of The System that caught many of us by surprise.

The final blows came in the last half of 2017, when winter was upon us and the fields were covered with snow.

Something is brewing in NZ politics

 

 

Something is brewing in New Zealand politics.

5 Reasons to watch Wonder Woman

If you're wavering about whether to see Wonder Woman, who are you and have you been planning some nefarious villainy on a planet far, far away?

What's with the 'Girls Only' signs, New World?

There is a certai

Rape culture: power and privilege in New Zealand

Wellington College has been in the news recently. Two young men from the school were reported for posting Facebook messages about raping drunk and unconscious girls – they were talking about sex without consent which is, by definition, rape.