Feminist. Blogger. Riding 96 bike rides for women murdered by men they knew.
Feminist activist. I have been called a "menace to society" and my cat agrees. Mostly I campaign to end male violence against women and girls. I don't think that menaces society. I think it improves it.
Violence and abuse of women is committed in such numbers that it is, and should be seen as, terrorism. It is designed to create terror in women specifically and to stop them going about their daily lives in safety.
Boys should stop being encouraged by the porn industry and mainstream journalists into seeing it as something they can and should obtain through coercion. Teen Vogue shouldn't bully feminists into being quiet when we express our views of their misogynistic journalism.
Since rape is a crime that can only be committed by a biological male according to UK law, then the onus really is upon the man to police his own potentially rapist behaviour. I can see you think this is unfair. It isn't. It is the law.
To my particular abuser, who did many but not all of the things above, I say this. Every time I say sorry for no reason. That's on you. Every time I flinch at a raised voice. That's on you. Every time I wake sweating from a nightmare of what you did. That's on you. Every time I cry remembering the things you did and said. That's on you.
When will this government stand up for women and ratify the Istanbul Convention designed to keep them safe? If our government had ratified the treaty immediately in 2011 then more women might be alive to open their presents with their children this year. Why would any UK government not want that?
He writes about my pets, my children, my ex-partner. He tries to name things that he thinks are relevant to my location and my family. He repeatedly posts pictures designed to harass me. He has made fun of friends who have died by saying they are burning in hell or "frying tonight".
26/10/2016 12:07 BST
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