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Women Are Not Baby Making Machines

The amount of times I've been dismissed because I mention that for me, children are not a necessity in life, is ridiculous. Sorry not sorry, but if I die in 10 years and I don't have a successful career I would be disappointed to say the least. If I don't have children in 10 years, I'll be fine. I never grew up thinking about having children or marriage, but I always knew what career I wanted to pursue. Some of us don't want children and that's OK.

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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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What I Have Learned From Growing Up in an All-Female Household

Relationships, especially of the romantic kind, have never been my strong suit. Now that might be because I’ve never tried being in one. Some people call me a cynic of love, some say I’m in denial, while others try to convince me to “just fall in love” because I need a man in my life. The truth is, everything I needed I got from the women around me.

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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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Why ‘Hot or Not’ and ‘Who Wore it Better’ Features in Magazines Are Encouraging Comparison and Self-Hate.

When scrolling through the web this week, I stumbled across another one of those ‘Hot and Not’ segments following a recent awards show. I dislike these kind of put downs at the best of times, but this one in particular featured a fifteen year old girl on it’s worst dressed list. How are we supposed to empower young women to accomplish great things when there are external sources doing their best to disempower them before they have even begun?

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