Men: why being neutral is a such huge part of the problem

mariah-bouillaut

Women are being repeatedly raped, abused and humiliated. Men are repeatedly being given free passes for their inexcusable and despicable actions. Not that it should be necessary at this point, but here's a list of disclaimers so we're all on the same page: Yes, not all men (for the last time). When I refer to … Continue reading Men: why being neutral is a such huge part of the problem

Stop criticising women for crying wolf: sexism is real and this is how it manifests

mariah-bouillaut

You know what's not fun? Having a conversation with someone who has opposing opinions to you. You know what's even more not fun? Having an argument with someone who has opposing opinions to you. I try to avoid these interactions like the plague infested, puss dripping ordeals that they are. There's no point to them. … Continue reading Stop criticising women for crying wolf: sexism is real and this is how it manifests

I am a vegan and a feminist and it is not my responsibility to convert you

mariah-bouillaut

Being an opinionated vegan feminist who speaks openly about her beliefs, I tend to get a few messages sent my way every now and then from people who seemingly want to hear about said beliefs. With what at first appear to be good intentions, individuals request my perspective with the openness that might suggest that … Continue reading I am a vegan and a feminist and it is not my responsibility to convert you

Don’t look for justice: Bri Lee’s “Eggshell Skull” shows us who’s boss

mariah-bouillaut

I don't really know quite where to start with this one. I'm sitting here with "Eggshell Skull" in my lap; it's beautiful pastel pink cover, which stares up at me with seemingly unsuspecting innocence, still draws me in for what was once a casual flick through it's pages. Only now, this action is impregnated with … Continue reading Don’t look for justice: Bri Lee’s “Eggshell Skull” shows us who’s boss

The House of Bernarda Alba: how Patricia Cornelius’ adaptation reminds us why we love her so much (just incase you forgot)

mariah-bouillaut

Australian playwright Patricia Cornelius has popped into my life on multiple unexpectedly pleasant occasions. This is one of those occasions; a considerably memorable and affecting one. As a theatre kid, naturally I had heard of "The House of Bernarda Alba," the play by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca,  but I was not familiar with it (so sue … Continue reading The House of Bernarda Alba: how Patricia Cornelius’ adaptation reminds us why we love her so much (just incase you forgot)

Embracing vulnerability: how Mari Andrew encourages us to feel like kids again in order to grow up

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be included in the Melbourne audience of a live interview session with Mari Andrew. When I discovered that this event, "Mari Andrew on Growing Up," was coming to Melbourne you can count on the fact that I let out a little squeal. I was so excited to … Continue reading Embracing vulnerability: how Mari Andrew encourages us to feel like kids again in order to grow up

Eurydice Dixon: let’s talk more about rapists and murderers and less about victims

Last Monday night I attended the vigil held in Princes Park to commemorate the loss of Eurydice Dixon. Thousands of mourners swamped the soccer pitch; some held candles, some huddled on picnic blankets, all were in silence. In all honestly, I didn't know what a vigil was and I was not exactly savvy as to … Continue reading Eurydice Dixon: let’s talk more about rapists and murderers and less about victims