Musings on what it means to be a woman in the world.


It’s our 10 Year Anniversary, and time to talk about the real reasons we started Pretty Deadly Self Defense.

Angel in the Centerfold

Hugh Hefner, Harvey Weinstein and the real-life damage of male fantasy

At 17

4:17 a.m. on the 19th of July, 2000 was meant to be the final minute of my life

You're not that great, Diana

On not empowering the Wonder Woman

Salvador Dali's Nasty Woman

Dali’s portrait of Mona Bismarck is often called an excellent example of Dali’s humour. But even as he raises her up, he tears her down.

Facebook Memories and the Full Moon

Menstruation, Moon Cycles and the Legend of the Werewolf

Business Or Pleasure Podcast

Meet Cleo & Zuzanna

…two legal sex workers in Berlin. Long-time friends and colleagues, they cover everything from smut to stigma, dungeons to decriminilization in this smart, funny, insightful and surprisingly poignant weekly chat about the oldest profession in the world. (Adult content)