A Minor Misconduct

I have gotten fairly used to putting myself out there, in a literary sense. In the past I have spilled my metaphorical guts over topics ranging from orgasms to hair removal, and I try to be open and honest with everything I write about. Tonight, I don’t think I can do that. I don’t think I…

‘Sexy’ Female Characters are Ruining My Relationship With Men

A few weeks ago I had a movie night with some wonderful friends. Out of the seven assembled on the couch, only two of us were female. However, all of us were sci-fi fans so we ended up watching two movies: ‘Oblivion’ with Tom Cruise and ‘AeonFlux’ with Charlize Theron. As a (mostly) heterosexual female;…

I’m Not Okay With ‘Positive Sexism’

Hey Strangers! Sorry about the complete absence of posts. I have no excuse to give, other than the fact that I am now working a full time job (which incidentally, has sapped me of creative energy more than time). But I’m back! For the moment at least, because I want to discuss this notion that…

Make Compassion Great Again.

Strap yourselves in kids, because Holly Fox is going where she’s never gone before. “But what stone could you have left unturned, Holly? What dark path are you leading us down now?” I hear you cry. And the answer is this: politics. I’m genuinely frightened about the state of the world right now. I can…

On Women’s Bodies: Confessions from a Lingerie Salesperson.

 Dear Women, I have seen you vulnerable, emotional, proud, ashamed, squeamish, picky, excited, overwhelmed and naked. I have helped you through difficult times, I have prepared you to celebrate the good times, and have tried to cheer you up after the bad. I have been there to chat, advise, support, teach, listen and learn. Thank…

Date Expectations

 When it comes to dates, I simultaneously have very high standards and very low ones. For example, I don’t care how much money someone makes (so long as they spend it wisely) but I do care if you horribly misspell your messages to me. I know women who will refuse a second date because the…

Ladies, Your Garden Needs Tending

Friday night, as I was snuggled up watching catty young ladies fight each other for the title of “Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model”, I saw a commercial that irritated me more than Angel irritates absolutely everyone else in the Next Top Model House It was for Vagisil cleaning wipes. As I happily sipped my tea…

Navigating the Friend Zone

Let’s be honest, the friend zone has been debated to death, and then some, but when has that ever stopped anyone (especially me) from adding their two cents? In the past, I have had a few different men ask me out for coffee, or lunch, but not as a date, as ‘just friends’. Some of…

Playing Hard to Get: Are You Contributing to Rape Culture?

Robin Thicke: “The way you grab me Must wanna get nasty” Pitbull: “She says she won’t but I bet she will.” Can I just take a moment to commend these upstanding gentlemen on their flawless understanding of a woman’s psyche? I mean really, what would we do without them telling us what we really want?…

An Open Letter to the Guy Who Grabbed My Ass

Do you know what I absolutely love? More than anything else, I love it when men call out to me on the street, especially when they comment on my physical appearance. Actually I lied, there is one thing I love more than that, and that is being groped by strangers in public. Nothing impresses me…

Why Giving Oral Sex Isn’t “The Worst”

Recently my dad sent me an online article, which had offended his delicate sensibilities. Now, this is a man who stopped reading my blog after I wrote an article entirely about vaginas, because he didn’t feel comfortable with his ‘conservative’ daughter writing about secret lady parts. (Shhhhh, don’t let anyone know what goes on down there,…