By Bex Fraser But you’re not a man, are you? she says to me. Look at you, you have breasts, you’ve given birth to a child. How can you not be a woman? And other things she has said to me: I will not indulge dysphoria. I support the right of trans people to exist, but trans … Continue reading Talking back
I feel regularly exhausted by sexism, misogyny and inequality. I think this is for two reasons. The first is that it is an almost constant slew, a war of attrition on women’s validity to just exist. Whether it’s being asked if I’m going to “wear something sexy” to my performance review with a male team … Continue reading Sexism is exhausting
“In this country, we treat women as equals”. This phrase is thrown at my community, which includes me and many other Muslim women, as a hurled insult, a statement of contempt. We apparently treat women as equals in this country as long as they aren’t women like me. Women like me are presumed to be … Continue reading “In this country, we treat women as equals”.
Like most women, I get up in the morning to an alarm. I shower and get dressed. But then, like a few New Zealanders, I have to stop and think if my next decisions will suit life on a bike. Will my dress fly up in the wind while I ride? Will a helmet flatten … Continue reading We built this city for man, muscle and the car.