Valentine’s Day for the Perpetually Single

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This hallmark holiday is almost upon us and your local supermarket is pimping out their displays with flowers, chocolates, stuff toys and really ugly cards. It’s an explosion of pink and red all over. Nothing says love better than OTT visual merchandising, right guys? It’s a bloody insult to women everywhere, but that’s none of my business cos I ain’t no wifey.

It’s 2015, you would think corporate businesses would get a grip on this stereotype of women but then again it is mainly run by bald men in suits so I probably shouldn’t expect much. This post isn’t all about hating ‘the man’ or men in general, trust. I just wanted to give my two cents.

Valentine’s day is nothing, if not a reminder for the single lady or man of how single you are and it’s almost as if society is repelled by your singleness and worst, they look at you with confusion and pity when you tell them you’re perfectly happy as you are, before giving you a nudge to say that ‘Becky is recently single, you know, wink wink’ or declaring that ‘Oh, you’d be a great match for George!’ Which you will then laugh nervously, make a joke and then slowly back away from the love sick couple announcing you really need to get to the checkout before you’re married off.

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Navigating the World as a Fertile Turtle (Or Not)

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This is going to be a post alllllll about women’s business and by that I mean contraception, periods and the like. It’s a subject I’ve rarely seen written about (or maybe I’ve just not looked hard enough) and it’s one I think is super important, and I feel that it’s very much swept under the carpet and hidden away like a mutant twin sibling. So I just wanted to share my experience and thoughts on it and hopefully this is helpful or at least insightful for some of you.

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