Katy Preen

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

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A Trigger for Change
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 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...
Real Justice for Rape Victims
3 months ago
TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses the treatment of rape cases in the English justice system, which involves victim-blaming and discussions of victim's sexual histories. It's not very nice, and y...
Mind The Gap: Education & Employment Outcomes
3 months ago
Earlier this month, Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner was quoted as having said that “white working-class boys are being left behind because of the 'negative impact' of a focus on ethnic minori...