On The Rag


On the Rag: Sometimes the best self-care is just having a big rage

Alex Casey, Leonie Hayden and Michèle A’Court tackle the past month in women, with thanks to our friends atThe Women’s Bookshop.As Christmas breathes down our necks and summer threatens us with bikini waxing, it's time to have a bit of a rage. November was a rough month for women in New Zealand. The Grace Millane trial was dragged through the media in excruciating detail, and the public examination of her sex life reminded us that women just can't win either way. We reflect on how it all played out, and look at some ways to help out of all the sadness.We also talk about how to get ready for summer (you don't actually need to do anything) and how self-care might all be a crock of shit. Also: TI is a terrible man, male birth control is here if he can stomach a shot to the nuts, and you simply have to read this bonkers story about an influencer and her ghost writer.Make sure youhead to our Facebook page for a chance to win The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls and enjoy their bestseller list for November:1. Olive, Again – Elizabeth Strout2. WomanKind: New Zealand Women Making a Difference – Margie Thomson3. Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Evaristo4. The Testaments – Margaret Atwood5. The Dutch House – Ann Patchett6. The Political Years – Marilyn Waring7. Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers – Whiti Hereaka & Witi Ihemaera8. Where the Crawdad's Sing- Delia Owens9. Someone's Wife – Linda Burgess10. Scented – Laurence Fearnley