Katy Preen

Research scientist, author & artist based in Manchester, UK.  Strident feminist, SJW, proudly working-class.

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Good Girls, Bad Boys, and Relationship Power Dynamics
5 months ago
I left an abusive relationship almost 10 years ago, and I’ve been through counseling, therapy, a domestic abuse recovery program, and I’m still not completely over what happened to me. The process has...
Love Hurts
5 months ago
When we talk about domestic abuse, we miss one of the most important factors—love. We frame the argument in more rational terms, e.g. when we believe the victim only stays for practical reasons. We fe...
Escaping the Friendzone
8 months ago
I recently wrote about why The Friendzone is a bullshit concept, but I can see that that’s not enough. We also need to think about how we’re going to manage when we think we are in this fictional plac...
Arthur, Martha, and What Does It Matter?
10 months ago
I grew up in the 80s and 90s, already a bygone era prior to the birth of many adults today. Aside from lamenting the loss of my youth, it really is easy to see that it was a different age. There were ...
Is Cousin Marriage Really All That Bad?
10 months ago
Oh, this is going to be a fun one – I can see some of you squirming in your seats already! And that's the thing, isn't it? Cousin marriages are a bit icky, a thing to be mocked or pitied, in Western c...