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Joana Gomes

Freelance fashion assistant, student and aspiring journalist

Joana Gomes works in fashion, is a student and an aspiring journalist. Her many interests include talking fervently about politics, women's issues and small-sized animals.

Stop Saying Women Are Too Pretty to Do Anything

The phrase is probably as old as the hills. 'You're too pretty to be a -insert profession some people deem too serious for an attractive woman-'... It has become too common to talk about a woman's worth in her profession in direct relation to her physical attributes.
01/08/2014 20:50 BST

Rape Is Not Just About Sex

As she said no over and over again, he just laughed and forced himself into her. She cried, but tears made no difference to him. She lost. After she was raped, she didn't tell anyone because she wasn't completely sure it was rape... Only years later did she realise that even girlfriends and wives can be raped, because if it takes force, it's not consensual.
31/07/2014 16:18 BST