Meet the Clitbait Team: an interview with Fliss Haslin, Comms Officer…
What would you tell your younger self about sex if you could? A member of our community opens up about their experience with vaginismus, a pelvic floor condition which makes penetrative sex difficult or impossible. Read more to find out about their experience.
Meet the Clitbait Team: an interview with Sofi Pal, Arts and Culture Editor…
Meet the Clitbait Team: an interview with Sophia, Environment Writer…
An LGBT+ History Month exhibition at the British Museum displaying examples of queerness in the Ancient World provokes the discussion of how openly queerness could be expressed through history. Have we progressed, or regressed from our ancestors in Ancient Europe?
By drawing back this veil of shame we start having these conversations – no two periods are the same, no two menstruators are the same.
Our Arts and Culture editor Sofi interviews poet s-bars ahead of her performance at the Clitbait Cabaret on the 14th March 2023!
Women have been on the frontlines of protests in Iran before, but this isn’t about reform, it’s about outright regime change.
Clitbait meets with CERT Scotland, a research-based organisation campaigning for better access and information about contraceptive healthcare across Scotland. Co-presidents Kate Astbury and Lucy Wellman discuss their current campaign against stealthing, a form of sexual violence.
It was interesting to overhear others discussing how much of a community we were. When I looked around me, I noticed the demographic of the room was overwhelmingly white and male. I paused to consider – what is community? Do I really feel included and accepted, or do I mould myself into what I think a “climber” or an “outdoors lover” is? An underlying question arises: who is excluded from accessing the outdoors?
Our Arts and Culture editor Sofi interviews poet Michael Kabasele ahead of her performance at the Clitbait Cabaret next month!
Discovering your sexuality and gender identity necessitates wrestling with the future. What will your life be like, if you continue to live outside of cisgender and heterosexual expectations? Perhaps it…
Welcome to our second instalment of good climate news! This time, we wanted to share our reflections following COP27, and some thoughts on intersectional environmentalism more generally. While it’s important to acknowledge the bleakness of the climate crisis we are in, we have drawn on feminist organising to remind ourselves of how important it is to care for one another and share hope…
Our co-founder, Laila Ghaffar, analyses the political and cultural significance of the Pakistani film, Joyland.
The last decade has seen an increasing focus on gender equality and the impact of the climate crisis. In 2019, Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s woman of the year, and in 2022 women and climate change was named a top priority by the UN for COP27 negotiations in Egypt. However, within the dialogue, there is no room for queerness or indeed for intersectionality, or a womanhood that is not comfortably represented in political agency. Experiences of the world which do not fit neatly into a category aren’t accounted for…
Speaking to Jennie was electric and although she is only in her early twenties, her story demands to be written about. She is an academic, passionate woman who campaigns against ableism on her social media platforms – and I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I loved speaking to her.
While sex work is the world’s oldest profession, the industry remains riddled with misogynistic thinking and portrayals of its workers, making it today one of the most taboo and poorly legislated industries in the world.
Perhaps it was knowing her mother was living a full life at an older age or just because Ellie has honey-tones in her voice – either way this interview is brimming with positivity and may shift your own perception of MS.
Looking back now, it was steeped in a strange loneliness because although my phone was buzzing with messages of love and care – I was alone. But MS is not unique, in fact around 1 in 500 have MS and there are approximately 7000 new
diagnosis each year in the UK .
Earth, for quite some time now has given us the warning signs that it is under threat. As a result, more and more people globally are experiencing the effects of the climate crisis as second nature. However the climate crisis in the UK is a less tangible issue as we are yet to experience complete devastation of food insecurity or natural hazards that occur within countries located in more unstable climate zones. Therefore, it is useful for us to explore our current cost of living crisis and then its intersections with climate justice.
By comparing our current political situation to fiction, white feminism ignores that many Black individuals have already been living in a dystopia. But what can be done?
By empowering women to choose their own ideals of beauty, women, especially those in less privileged bodies, are free to exist in any way they please. To take it a step further, one might even reject the need to feel beautiful at all.
Multiple issues can contribute to a lack of outdoor access. We should explore this through various lenses whilst highlighting possible solutions, as well as the organisations and individuals who are demonstrating ways that we can get outside more. This month, the spotlight will be on transport justice and the cost of living crisis.
How could Netflix reduce a passage as beautiful as “Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement” to “Now we’re strangers. No, worse than strangers. We’re exes.”?
Dating etiquette is largely unwritten, and for someone with autism, unwritten rules can be confusing and overwhelming… Romantic relationships are hard enough to navigate when one is fluent in the language of love. Imagine how hard they are when one’s not a native speaker.