Katy Preen

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

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Good Girls, Bad Boys, and Relationship Power Dynamics
a month ago
I left an abusive relationship almost 10 years ago, and I’ve been through counseling, therapy, a domestic abuse recovery program, and I’m still not completely over what happened to me. The process has...
Love Hurts
a month ago
When we talk about domestic abuse, we miss one of the most important factors—love. We frame the argument in more rational terms, e.g. when we believe the victim only stays for practical reasons. We fe...
The State of the Welfare State
2 months ago
The UK welfare system has a lot of problems at the moment. The reasons behind those problems differ depending on one’s political outlook, but there are issues that need addressing whatever your views....
Brexit — It Looks Like It's Happening
2 months ago
Both of the main political parties in the UK are committed to Brexit – well, sort of. The Tories more so, and I’m a little bit impressed that their pro-Remain MPs have been kept in line. Labour’s a bi...
The False Allegation
3 months 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
3 months 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...