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ARE YOU A MISS-OCYNIST

ARE ALL LESBIANS AND BI WOMEN INHERENTLY FEMINIST, ASKS ROXY BOURDILLON

LEZ/BI MISOGYNY

They nudged each other and sniggered, exchanging lecherous grins and making lingering eye contact with my cleavage. One of them murmured, “Great dress”, as their lips twitched lasciviously. The others smirked like schoolboys, understanding what those words really meant; “Great rack”. More shameless staring. More tit-tering. I half-expected the Benny Hill theme song to kick in.

Now there’s nothing particularly shocking about this scene. As a woman, I’ve grown up in a society that persistently tells me my body is my worth and therefore fair game for strangers to comment on and consume with their eyes, regardless of how it makes me feel. I’ve been objectified more times than I’ve had whole tubes of Pringles for dinner, which is, on both counts, a shameful amount. I get catcalled on a daily basis – I’m not boasting, it’s abuse. I sometimes daydream about starting a construction company where builders shout feminist affirmations at women: “Cor, look at her massive set – of original ideas and valid opinions!”

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We are so excited to have the stars of hot new web series Different For Girls on our cover this month! Open up the issue to find out more and read exclusive interviews with the stellar cast, which includes Rachel Shelley, Nimmy March and Guinevere Turner. Also in this issue… Who is your feminism for? The Veronicas on Mardi Gras, body glitter and Ruby Rose Jen Richards tells Carrie Lyell what it’s like to be trans in Hollywood What Would Danvers Do? Feminist life hacks from your TV faves How jail changed me: 60 Days In Jail star Tami Lynn speaks to Claire Harvey BFI Flare 2017: Sophie Ward selects her highlights from the LGBT film festival Sofie Hagen: The Guilty Feminist Why we love: Janelle Monáe Are you a miss-ogynist? PLUS: Travel, fashion, family and much, much more!
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