From summer 2018 to October 2019, I investigated a sexual assault story at Manchester-based tech firm UKFast, which was published in the Financial Times. I’ve also covered issues including safety in dating, NDA culture, reproductive coercion and issues that affect women in the workplace.
FT investigation: The darker side of a British tech baron
“It is alleged that Mr Jones sexually assaulted two women in his employment in the past decade and he has been accused of wide-ranging misconduct in the workplace.”
The truth about reproductive coercion
Unsolicited reproductive intervention is a form of coercive control, which became illegal in the UK in 2015. However, Amna Abdullatif, children and young people’s officer at Women’s Aid, says it can be difficult to recognise and prove.
Self-partnered: the sudden, surprising rise of the single positivity movement
In fact, research included in his latest book, Happy Ever After, shows that women who remain single and child-free actually live longer, happier and healthier lives. Yet negative stereotypes about single women in particular can be pernicious.
Love Island normalises emotional abuse
Pegged by viewers as a raging narcissist from the moment he entered the villa, he was quickly accused of “gaslighting”, a malicious form of mental abuse designed to alter the victim’s perception of reality.
Do funny women finish last?
It was a backhanded compliment, delivered by the kind of dribbling misogynist who masturbates over the annual sexy arse calendars you get free at service station garages. But it struck a chord. Funny is supposed to be your dating calling call, the human equivalent of sticking your bottom in the air and allowing potential mates to grind their nose into your rectum.