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I have this ‘friend’, who, one night at university ended up in bed with a long haired Philosophy student who, despite his best efforts just couldn’t finish. He tried, and tried (and tried) – maybe it was the four £2 … Continue reading

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Alanis Morissette once sang  ‘my brothers never went blind for what they did, but I may as well have’ which pretty much sums up some attitudes towards female masturbation. Men are sexual, it’s alright for them to spend hours locked away … Continue reading

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Oh how the internet loves a photo-shop scandal. Out takes from a Lady Gaga/Versace ad have been leaked online and everyone has been rushing in to slag off Gaga’s pre touched up face. Heaven forbid a woman have pores and … Continue reading

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It used to be tits that got the boys hot under the collar. Magazines would be full of tips to maximise your cleavage – sweep some bronzer in between your breasts to make them look fuller, weight exercises to boost … Continue reading

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  Someone recently sent me a message about body shaming. Great, I thought! I love hearing other people’s opinions about topics I’m passionate about! However, this person suggested that because I was body confident, it was somehow ‘unfair’ and ‘inappropriate’ … Continue reading

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I love this video so, so much. It is frustrating that it took subverting traditional sexism and making it accessible to get sexism noticed but it’s brilliant. It’s clever, funny and really hits home the subtle, and brick to the … Continue reading

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When I told my friend that I was writing about pubic hair today, she said ‘babe, no. It’s the last frontier.’ It got me thinking, is our down there ‘do still so taboo? 80′s big ‘fro, nineties landing strip, noughties … Continue reading

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Urgh, my gag reflex took a battering today with this gem of an article in the Daily Mail. ‘The 60-something’s who look half their age from behind… and they’re ready to reveal how they’ve maintained a youthful rear view.’ The … Continue reading

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  I was going to title this post ‘me, my selfie and I’ but I thought that was a pun too far, even for me. I am a contradictory bag of opinions about selfies – on the one hand, I … Continue reading

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My heart feels weary today. The Brazilian government recently conducted a survey (The Institute of Applied Economic Research survey) which found that 65% of respondents believed that if a women wears revealing clothes, rape can be justified. What makes this … Continue reading

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    ‘Heroine - a woman admired for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.’  Everyone has an idol – someone they adore and look up to. Mine is Gloria Steinem. I use the word ‘love’ a lot – I love … Continue reading

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  One of my favourite girls was telling me a story recently about the way in which she was treated when she turned down a boy. He called her all kinds of names like ‘slut’ and ‘bitch’ because she had … Continue reading

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I am so over the make-up free selfie. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for raising awareness and making money for charity so don’t think I am Scrooge-like in my disdain. No, what I hate is the fact that a) … Continue reading

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Ah, it’s that time again. That point in the year when newspapers and magazines start their daily attacks on beach bodies. I hate the term ‘bikini ready.’ It implies that there is a certain size/shape you must be before you … Continue reading

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If Mean Girls taught me anything, it’s that we need to be nice to be each other. As Lily Allen points out, it’s hard out there for a bitch and girls attacking girls just makes it a whole fucking lot … Continue reading

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