Author Archives: Nicole Froio

On being a ‘perpetual victim’

Originally posted on Words by Nicole Froio.:
A recent trend of anti-feminists and violence against women apologists has been to say feminists treat women like ‘perpetual victims.’ This assertion is completely untrue and can be very damaging if we are ever to have a society where women feel comfortable speaking out against what bothers/has traumatized…

December 04

The Ferguson Masterpost: How To Argue Eloquently & Back Yourself Up With Facts

Originally posted on [smut & sensibility]:
We encourage you to share the link to this rather than reblogging the entire post (since this is frequently updated and we want to minimize the spread of outdated info!): bit.ly/FergusonAEM. Also, comment volume is high enough that personal replies are not always possible anymore; browse through the comments & see…

The new online porn regulations and how they disproportionately affect women

Originally posted on Another angry woman:
Content note: this post discusses consensual BDSM Today, new regulations have come into force which bans vast swathes of online porn. Fisting’s on the list, obviously, because someone at the CPS has an enormous fetish for showing juries fisting porn. So is hard impact play, simulated non-consent, urination, facesitting,…

On misogyny in the gay community

Originally posted on Words by Nicole Froio.:
[Content note: mention of anti-blackness slur, misogyny and homophobia] Sometimes I get asked to go on BBC World Have Your Say, an awesome international service radio program that seeks to cover news and opinions around the world. Right before the World Cup I got asked to speak on the…

Sheffield United need to listen up: rape is not acceptable

Originally posted on Another angry woman:
Content note: this post discusses rape and rape apologism At the time of writing, Sheffield United are still refusing to make a definitive statement on whether they will re-sign the rapist Ched Evans to the club. This decision is looking more bizarre by the day, as a scramble to…

November 04

The Dismissal of Womanly Pain and Pressure to be the Strong Woman

Originally posted on Words by Nicole Froio.:
When I was thirteen, my fellow classmates made fun of my moustache and bushy eyebrows. The feminist woman I have become would like to say I ignored them and wore my facial hair with pride, but that is not what happened. I started waxing off the hairs on…

Beyond Sex and Sunshine

Originally posted on Words by Nicole Froio.:
It’s not news that Brazilian women are used to sell plane tickets, hotel stays, tours, and whatever else there is to do in Brazil. In the last year covering Brazil, I’ve come to realize that the mainstream press is reluctant to cover anything other than Brazilian women’s sexuality…