Matilda Branson


Matilda is a passionate feminist currently working in gender and development in Nepal. With a Master in Gender and Development from the University of Melbourne (in Australia, mate), her favourite pastimes include stalking beach destinations on GoogleEarth (the Himalayas are a long way from the sea), fishing and singing Disney classics.


Women Against Feminism? How About a Bit More Altruism?

I am yet another person – a feminist no less – jumping on the “What were they thinking!?” bandwagon in response to the Tumblr Women ... [ more ]

I am yet another person – a feminist no less – jumping on the “What ... [ more ]

I am yet another person – a feminist no less – jumping on the “What were they thinking!?” bandwagon in ... [ more ]

Red and white nametag reading "Hello my name is"

What’s In a Name?

by Matilda Branson My name is Matilda. In Australia where I’m from, Matilda traditionally means “a bushman’s bundle of possessions carried when travelling” and ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson My name is Matilda. In Australia where I’m from, Matilda traditionally ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson My name is Matilda. In Australia where I’m from, Matilda traditionally means “a bushman’s bundle of ... [ more ]

Stop Groping Me

by Matilda Branson Trigger Warning: discussion of sexual harassment and assault Groping. Definition: When used in a sexual context, groping is touching or fondling ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson Trigger Warning: discussion of sexual harassment and assault Groping. Definition: When ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson Trigger Warning: discussion of sexual harassment and assault Groping. Definition: When used in a sexual context, ... [ more ]

The Powerful Language of Feminism

by Matilda Branson I often wonder about how to engage young non-feminists in feminism. When I say “non-feminists”, I’m not referring to people who ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson I often wonder about how to engage young non-feminists in feminism. ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson I often wonder about how to engage young non-feminists in feminism. When I say “non-feminists”, I’m ... [ more ]

Photo of spray-painted word "shame" on a wall

Don’t Buy Into Shame Culture

by Matilda Branson When we talk about gender issues and gender roles, a recurring theme of gender debates is shame. A victim of sexual ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson When we talk about gender issues and gender roles, a recurring ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson When we talk about gender issues and gender roles, a recurring theme of gender debates is ... [ more ]

No More Child Brides

by Matilda Branson (Trigger warning: discussion of child sexual abuse) When I was eight years old, I had three main interests in life: Building ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson (Trigger warning: discussion of child sexual abuse) When I was eight ... [ more ]

by Matilda Branson (Trigger warning: discussion of child sexual abuse) When I was eight years old, I had three ... [ more ]