Posts in Current Affairs
Why We Have Got Victoria Beckham All Wrong

But last week, in a revelation that precisely nobody cares about, I realised that I had got Victoria all wrong. Or not that I had got her wrong, but that I had been too keen to digest the Victoria Beckham narrative fed to us by the media. After listening to an intimate interview with the ex pop sensation I was more than surprised to hear her joking and laughing and generally sounding like a bloody lovely person.

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Inspiring Women: Rachael Bland

You may have seen in the news a few weeks ago about the tragic passing of Radio 5 Live broadcaster Rachael Bland. Her story, although it had the most dreadful ending, is one of sincerity and courage. An inspiration to women everywhere, Rachael used her last years on earth to make such a positive impact on the world, which is why my piece is dedicated to her today.

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Porn Culture on Love Island

When it was revealed that Megan had undergone a number of surgical procedures to achieve her current look internet trolls were eager to attack. A Google search of Megan’s name will even provide ‘before pictures’ as the first suggestion. But what those who shared these ‘before and after’ images perhaps didn’t realise is that by doing so they simply fuelled the idea that Megan was only attractive after having had her surgery and closer fitting our narrow definition of beauty inspired by porn.

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Trump Supporters: We Can't Be Friends

People seem to think those who lose friends or choose friends based on their political standing are ridiculous. I agree.  Just because I’m a democrat, doesn’t mean I’m not going to speak to a republican, it’s just silly. The problem arises when we’re dealing with a white supremacist that spews hatred, racism, bigotry, and the list goes on. It is no longer about “political opinions”, it’s about being a decent human being.  

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Why Anna Delvey is Just One of Us Living in the Age of the Scammer

For those who have not yet heard the tale of Anna Delvey (where have you been?) for several years she lived the life of a New York It Girl, operating under the guise of heiress to an anonymous German fortune. Never without a hundred-dollar bill or a Snapchat filter, Delvey rubbed shoulders with celebrities and frequented exclusive members-only clubs as much as you and I visit the local Wetherspoons.

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Shopping as a Busty Woman When Clothing Sizes are Against You

What kind of precedents are clothing shops setting for women if they are to make you believe that you are bigger than a large when you are truthfully pretty average in weight and size. It’s no wonder that so many people suffer from body image issues when clothing sizes are telling you that you are bigger than a large despite being two sizes smaller than the average British woman.

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