Katy Preen

Research scientist, author & artist based in Manchester, UK.  Strident feminist, SJW, proudly working-class.

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The False Allegation
a month ago
“It was devastating, you know? Turned my whole life upside down.”“So what happened in court? How come they found you guilty?”“Oh, I wasn't found guilty...”“That's fortunate, I suppose. But it must hav...
Healthy at My Size
a month ago
I’ve written previously on the extremely delicate issue of Thin Privilege. Well, I didn’t get too much hate for that, so I’m giving it another go! In the news recently, we heard that Gigi Hadid had re...
A Trigger for Change
a month ago
Another day, another high school massacre. They happen so frequently now, that the shock value just isn’t there anymore. How awful, that the senseless deaths of children no longer shock us. Predictabl...
Manchester Blues
a month ago
The rain falls hard on the cobbles outside,The stereo plays that sad song again.Not even you, Morrissey, can save me now.Time goes by, I sit and cry,Looking up at the miserable sky. What was it this t...
Glamorous Assistants
a month ago
The last month’s been pretty good for feminism. The #MeToo campaign generated a lot of much-needed attention for issues that affect many women, yet have been dismissed for decades. First it was sexual...
Real Lives, Digital Evidence
2 months ago
TRIGGER WARNING: In this article I discuss evidence that has been submitted and omitted from recent rape trials in the UK. Last week, it was announced that all rape and sexual assault cases in England...