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Wednesday 23 April 2014
News

in brief: new survey finds more women are becoming ‘do-it-yourselfers’

Matilda Mornane
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  A new survey conducted by WD Bathrooms, found that more women are embracing DIY around the house, spending the money and the time to fix things without the aid of their male partner. WD Bathrooms questioned 1,244 British women about their DIY habits and, according to the Daily Mail, women are taking a bigger…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
News

in brief: human doll shares her enlightened thoughts on ‘race-mixing’

Matilda Mornane
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Valeria Lykyanova, who is famous for transforming herself into the human Barbie doll, was recently interviewed by GQ Magazine Russia, subsequently giving the world even more reasons to hate her and the system from whence she came. As if it wasn’t enough that she has mutilated her entire body to look like an unrealistic children’s…
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Saturday 5 April 2014
News

in brief: american school district preaches sexually active girls are like ‘dirty chocolate’

Sarah Iuliano
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A school district in the American state of Mississippi has foregone discussion of condoms in sex education to go on a slut shaming lesson using the confection York’s Peppermint Pattie. In possibly the worst metaphor ever, students shared the chocolate by putting it in their mouth and then passing it on to their classmates. This…
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Friday 4 April 2014
Fashion News

in brief: italian vogue ‘raises awareness’ for violence against women

Kezia Lubanszky
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Vogue Italia claims to be raising awareness for violence against women by having their models pose as horror movie victims. Well dressed, gorgeous and terrified victims. Editor Franca Sozzani writes that Vogue are doing their ‘civic duty,’ to spread ‘a message against barbarism.’ This isn’t the first time the magazine have caused controversy through their…
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Thursday 3 April 2014
News

in brief: birth photography is now a thing

Shannon O'Keefe
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In the UK, a bizarre new trend has taken hold of expectant mothers: birth photo-shoots. Yes you can now hire a professional photographer to take pictures as you give birth to your new baby. It’s not surprising with photographers being present at all other momentous occasions such as weddings, birthdays and engagements, and now they…
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Friday 28 March 2014
News

in brief: US college to offer miley cyrus course

Sarah Iuliano
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A liberal arts college in Saratoga, New York will offer a course analysing Miley Cyrus this year. Skidmore College will offer ‘The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media’ as part of its Summer courses, alongside a range of other creative arts and humanities subjects. The classes, headed by Associate Professor Carolyn Chernoff,…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
News World

in brief: crimea’s new russian attorney-general becomes surprise internet sensation

April Glover
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Russia’s newly appointed prosecutor-general of Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya, has set the internet’s heart a-flutter after a video of her first press conference went viral on YouTube. Online users have bizarrely disregarded the fact that she holds a controversial position under President Vladimir Putin’s controlling government, instead labelling her ‘cute and hot’ and quickly creating memes…
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Tuesday 25 March 2014
Fashion News

study finds women dress best on mondays, slack off afterwards

Ally Van Schilt
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In a recent survey, which has more interest in what women wear to work, rather than what they do at work, the groundbreaking discovery has been made that we apparently put far more effort into our outfits on Mondays than on any other day of the week. In fact, as the working days progress, the outfits become…
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Thursday 6 March 2014
News World

in brief: pastor bans women from wearing underwear in church

Kezia Lubanszky
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A Kenyan pastor has banned women from wearing underwear in his church, as he believes it prohibits them from feeling close to god. According to the Kenyan Post, Reverend Njohi said that women attending his services are forbidden from wearing bras and underwear. He believes that those attending The Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church in Nairobi…
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Friday 21 February 2014
News World

in brief: women in Kazakhstan protest ban on lace panties

Eileen McInnes
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On Sunday, the women of Kazakhstan took to the streets to protest the impending ban on lace underwear. ‘Freedom to Panties’ was yelled as women gathered under the ‘Panties for the President’ protest, for the right to have access to lace underwear. Valery Koreshkov, minister for technical regulations in the Eurasian Economic Union, the planned successor to the Customs…
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
Feminism News Opinion

free bleeding: fact or myth?

Bridget Conway
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The latest trend that’s been heating up Twitter, blogs and online articles alike is something called ‘free bleeding.’ It’s a ‘disturbing new trend … in which a woman who is menstruating chooses to use feminine products no longer, in exchange for allowing her blood to flow “freely” out of her body, staining her clothing and…
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Friday 7 February 2014
News

in brief: burlesque dancer must give up performing to keep children

Danielle Scoins
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According to reports received by online burlesque group 21st Century Burlesque, a female dancer has been banned from performing if she wants to maintain custody of her children. The website received the information about a young woman known as ‘Ida Claire’, who allegedly has been banned from burlesque dancing by a judge in Alabama. Ms…
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
News

in brief: this bra only opens for ‘true love’

Matilda Mornane
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Dubbed the ‘True Love Tester’, a Japanese lingerie company has invented a bra that uses ‘science’ to ‘read your body’s signals.’ According to Ravijour, the company that has invented this gem, the bra has ‘built in sensors that measure the wearer’s heart-rate’, and because nothing is complete in this world without an app to accompany…
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Wednesday 4 August 2010
Opinion

Xenical – a pile of sh*t? (literally!)

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Fat Heffalump and awesomefrances on Twitter (Corpulent) linked to this ad recently. I feel I have to say something about it too, seeing as I had the exact same WTF reaction. Link Seriously, WTF? Does this seem utterly bizzare to any one else? Surely this has to be a parody. SURELY. According to the ad,…
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