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AuthorLily McElhone

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July 23, 2019

  I don’t know how to convince anyone to be okay with abortion. If someone fundamentally believes that a foetus is a valuable, valid human life, I don’t know if my feminist rhetoric will change their mind. For my feminism to be truly intersectional, I have to understand that many cultures and belief systems view […]

May 29, 2016

Late last year, I ditched Tumblr. For the three or four years previous to this, I had used my blog as an outlet for all my frustrations and musings, particularly to do with my interest and involvement in feminism. But soon after I became incredibly hostile towards “internet feminism”—the feminism that involves posting feminist opinions […]

April 17, 2016

Who are you and what do you want? N: I’m Naomi and I want to make it through ’til next week. L: I’m Lily (Naomi’s other half) and I want world domination and Margiela boots. Oh, also. We’re the presidents of the VUWSA Women’s Group. Did you choose the feminist life or did the feminist […]

April 3, 2016

On Tuesday I was wandering through the Student Union building, suppressing the coughing fit building inside me, when I was confronted, or rather, lightly tapped on the shoulder, by a Pro-Life club poster, advertising a meeting that day at 3.00pm. I say “lightly tapped on the shoulder” because it took me a good 15 seconds […]

February 28, 2016

I would like to have thought that by now all my feminist stances would be set in concrete—but about a week ago I found myself sitting half-naked in the Lonely changing rooms, stressing the fuck out over whether I was genuinely about to spend $150.00 on underwear purely for my own enjoyment, or if I […]

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