BioConservative-hating feminist who writes about pretty much whatever pops into her head. Big fan of dead trees with tattoos. Twitter @SRJWriter
Since I was a child, Ancient Egyptians have fascinated me. Their religious system alone could be turned into an incredible fantasy novel with barely any tweaking, and their insistence on decorating even the most simple jugs as if they were priceless artwork baffled my young self, having grown up in a culture that treats mobile phones as throwaway recyclables, but as I've grown older I've started finding different aspects of this ancient civilisation interesting.
Arriva Northwest Strikes: Or, Why We All Hate Arriva Now
Here's a bit of background for anyone who's not in-the-know when it comes to the current Arriva Northwest strikes: Arriva drivers are on between £12-£14 p/h, far above the national minimum wage of £7.05 for under 24's, and £7.50 for those aged 25 and over - pretty decent wage, right? Unfortunately, the owner of Arriva, pan-European public transportation operator Deutsche Bahn has taken Arriva profits and given the owners a 20% pay rise, while giving the drivers of Arriva Northwest a 2% raise. This is hardly fair, but it's how almost every major corporation works - the little man gets screwed while the fat-cats in charge line their pockets. The drivers of Arriva Northwest had requested a 3% pay rise, and they haven't got it, so they're striking. They're also not happy that drivers in other areas that Arriva services are being paid more than them - also not fair.
How to Handle 'Those Girls' in Your School
If you've ever seen a nature documentary, then you've probably seen how lionesses go about getting their lunch: finding the easiest-to-kill member of a herd of antelope, spreading out and making sure escape routes are blocked, sending the strongest of the pack in to begin chasing their prey, and working as a team to weaken and exhaust that poor antelope as it runs as fast as it's spindly little legs can carry it. Similarly, if you've ever been a girl in a middle or high school, you know that "those girls" work pretty similarly.
The Serial Killers We May Never Catch
If I weren't writing about the deaths of real people, with real lives and loves and hearts, this entire thing could almost be taken as comical. A woman in a coma was found fit-to-work by Work Capability Assessment contractor Seetec. It's the sort of thing the most twisted imaginations in the world couldn't dream up — but it happened.
Psychologists Are the Biggest Narcissists of Them All
Have you ever been to see a psychologist, maybe because your doctor referred you or you just thought you could do with talking a problem over? Have you ever disagreed with them about something? Then you probably know exactly what I'm talking about.
Jeffrey Dahmer: The Psychopath That Felt
Jeffrey Dahmer, The Milwaukee Cannibal, was a diagnosed psychopath responsible for the death and mutilation of a total of 17 young men and boys between 1988-1991. What makes him a fascinating serial killer is that he displayed both "organised" and "unorganised" tendencies: that is, in loose terms, that at some times he could control the impulse to kill, while others he couldn't.
A Girls Guide to Not Seeming Like a Douchebag on Tinder
I'm no longer a "Tinderella", but I used to spend my fair share of time left (and very rarely, right) swiping on the most popular dating app for Millennials, so if you're a dude who's either making a lot of matches that lead nowhere, or just not getting any matches at all, grab a pen and paper and take this advice as gospel.
Companions, Concubines, and Chastities — Is this the Female Future?
Louise O'Neill's award winning novel Only Ever Yours is catagorised as dystopian, but reading it I didn't feel like I was entering a disastrous future world, full of prophesies yet to pass — it felt like I was looking in to the minds of men like Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, and Ted Turner, suddenly privy to their not-so-secret fantasies of how women could best be trained to serve them.
Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis
Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is a personality disorder which effects the way the sufferer interacts with others, the way they think, and their beliefs. It can be grouped in to four unique subtypes, but a BPD sufferer can have one, several, or none of these. I have personally been diagnosed with two of the formal subtypes: Self-destructive BPD and Impulsive BPD, but feel personally that I exhibit symptoms of all four.