Katy Preen

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

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Love Hurts
a year 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
a year 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
a year 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
a year 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 year 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 year 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...