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10 important hashtags that are worth your Twitter time

There are so many silly Twitter and Instagram hashtags out there, all clamouring for your lunch break attention. Remember the #thighbrow? No. we don’t blame you. It was pretty pointless. There are, however, lots of hashtags worth tweeting about. As well as easily linking up with subjects you are interested in, they can also act as …

Agenda September 30, 2015

Has hipster bashing gone too far?

Hipster bashing is a sport that us Brits, with our disdain for pretension of any kind, seem to be particularly good at. Once upon a time the word ‘hipster’ was used to describe the beat-poetry spouting, jazz cigarette smoking avant-garde New Yorker of the 1940s. But its resurgence as a term to describe a certain group of vinyl-spinning, bearded, …

Agenda September 28, 2015

Why we should all boycott the #thighbrow

Have you heard about the new body trend that is (sadly) set to take Instagram by storm? If the answer’s no, we’re sorry to be the ones to break it to you. Introducing the ‘thigh brow’. Yep. Just as you were breathing a sigh of relief that the pressure to achieve a thigh gap – that trend …

Agenda Virals September 16, 2015

Vladimir Putin denies phone call with Elton John about gay rights

Vladimir Putin has apparently said he is willing to meet with Sir Elton John to discuss Russia’s attitude to gay rights – but has denied the star’s claim the pair chatted over the phone about the subject. A spokesman for the Russian president knocked back the singer’s confirmation that they discussed the country’s controversial attitudes to …

Agenda September 16, 2015

11 inspirational responses to ‘body shaming’ comments

Concerns over body image in the media and “body shaming” are by no means a new thing, but this week has seen a “fat shaming” video go viral, prompting more online debate around the long-standing topic. Introducing Nicole Arbour and her YouTube video, Dear Fat People: “Fat shaming. Who came up with that? That’s f*cking brilliant. Yes. …

Agenda September 9, 2015

What does £18,000 buy you? A lifetime’s supply of tampons

With the war on tampon tax in full flow, a new study has produced figures that highlight even more need for sanitary products to be classed as non-luxury items. The research from Voucher Codes Pro has shown that women spend, on average, £18,450 on their periods in their lifetime. Polling 2,134 women aged 18-45, it has been revealed that …

Agenda Virals September 8, 2015

10 simple ways you can help refugees seeking safety in Europe

The Syrian civil war is the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. More than four million refugees have fled Syria since the war began there in 2011, with more than eleven million people displaced inside and outside of the country. According to the UN’s refugee agency, almost 1.8 million have gone to Turkey, 600,000 to Jordan …

Agenda September 3, 2015

The very different faces of feminist comedy at the Fringe

From overtly titled shows such as A History of Feminism (As Told By A Sexist Pig), Feminasty and Feminazi (see what they did there?), to the less obvious Puppy Fat, and Guilty Pleasures, all the way to being The Wrong Sort of Feminist, there is something for every feminist at this year’s Fringe. Siobhan Smith spent a day (and night) watching a variety …

Warpaint on Beyoncé and Rihanna spat: ‘By all means, twerk away’

Were Warpaint guilty of slut-shaming Beyoncé and Rihanna? Or was it media sensationalism taken out of context? Judge for yourself… In an interview with Q Magazine, the Los Angeles indie band talked about the “hyper-sexualisation” of female performers, singling out Beyoncé and Rihanna Theresa Wayman took issue with the image the two pop stars portrayed. …

Agenda May 2, 2014
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