Browsing: Social Media

The nicotine industry will continue to innovate, as it always has, and push itself most where we place our aesthetic faith. From the timeless, classic silver screen to strange, psy-oppy, Swedish TikTok’s. 

In our current era, choice feminism and postfeminism collide inside an online algorithm which favours therapy-speak and is designed specifically to dissuade nuance and maximise profit margins, creating a toxic narrative: the widespread and mindless glorification of values and behaviours that uphold patriarchy, using the language of ‘feminism’.

Consequently, the pill has provided me with a sense of agency and independence which would simply not exist if I continued to struggle with debilitatingly heavy periods and painful cystic acne each month. So why now, at 21, do I feel that being taken away from me?