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Exclusive interview: Charlie Weaving managing partner of Foxhole Holdings

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Charlie Weaving is an inspirational character with a story to tell. You may not have heard of Foxhole Holdings but I could probably bet my house that you have heard of some of his ventures. What ventures, I hear you ask... STK Ibiza, Oceana Beach Club... Are the bells ringing now? Of course they are. Even if you haven't been...

Lessons I learnt when I started living life on the road

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It’s been since April when I decided to leave my home in Sydney and start ride-sharing around Australia, living in vans and relying on the generosity of human kindness to take me into their homes through Couchsurfing. I’ve learnt so many things along the way like how little I need to survive and how I can sustain my business whilst...

5 ways the Black Lives Matters movement is likely counterproductive

As a young person of colour living in ground zero (southern United States), the long and sordid history of injustices and prejudices toward people of colour is common knowledge. In fact, so long the history of iniquities toward POC have been, that it has managed to weave itself into and shape the way society behaves toward POC (people of colour) today. And...

The One Night Stand – ‘In defense of not staying over’

I recently read an article that preached that it is antisocial and somewhat pathetic to not be able to stick around for small talk and snoozing after you've gone back to a stranger's for a shag. "Jesus Christ" I whisper in shock; casual fucks have always been the epitome of my social life, and now I'm being told it doesn't even...

What actually are daddy issues?

'Daddy issues' is a term that's thrown around a lot these days, particularly in this online culture where keyboard warriors will turn to any old trending insult if they're too ignorant to come up with a reasonable argument... So we hear this phrase 'daddy issues' all the time, but what does an issue with one's father actually demonstrate as? The only...

Body Issues: How to tighten a Loose Vagina – The Breakdown

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Highlighting the problem of a Loose Vagina that many women suffer from (often in silence) is not an easy task. A loose vagina is often a result old age, childbirth or other factors causing them to have a weakened pelvic floor which reduces vaginal sensations. Sex toy specialist Carvaka Sex Toys often receive queries from women looking specifically for larger vibrators because they...

10 ways to spot a fuckboy in his natural habitat

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Spotting a fuckboy in his natural habitat can be difficult. FB's as we're going to call them, have learnt to evolve and often manage to disguise themselves as mates, or eligible partners. Sooner or later though, unless you're otherwise involved with an unusually advanced Fuckboy, an intelligent one, their web of fuckboydom will begin to unravel, one navy roll neck at a...

When is Casual Sex casual?

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I've always been an enthusiastic ambassador of casual sex! Not only do I boast my hilariously outrageous stories, but I also advise and encourage that my friends and readers get our there and enjoy some no-strings-attached orgasmic triumphs! However, I think a lot of people who are blurting their casual sex-conquests are actually confused as to what 'casual sex' is,...

Why it’s ok to let certain friendships go

Friendships can be a lot of like relationships. Sometimes I wish it was like the TV show Friends but in reality we don’t all stay connected and faff about in a coffee shop. I mean you spend so much time with each other, learn to proper get to know each other, and you immerse yourselves in each others lives. There...

Amalie Have the Scandinavian girl teaches us to embrace our curves

Danish girl Amalie Have's refreshing images of herself and her body with an intention to create awareness about the beauty of curves is far more stimulating than the celebrities around the globe uploading naked pictures on Instagram. Amalie Have aka scandinaviandreamgurl on instagram is breaking the stereotype of the ‘perfect body’ and she does it in a way to encourage others to do the...

Lingerie brands are supporting bizarre ‘lingerie football league’ in quest for gender equality

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Over 60 international labels including Panache and DKNY have jumped on the equality bandwagon for a Lingerie Football League who, yes you guessed it, play football in their underwear. The team is made up of 14 women whose aim is to generate media coverage and public interest in women’s football. Wouldn’t that be something? Luckily for them, sexualized women have been...

Sex, censorship and Feminism – Trouble with the F Word

We wanted to share with you a podcast where the Director Vanessa Pellegrin is answering the questions of Jerry Barnett, the author of the Sex and censorship campaign. Jerry Barnett is representing a group of sex workers who feel really ostracized by feminists organizations in this country. We have followed them during the last two years, debating with radical feminists and protesting against...

Is Beyoncé’s appropriation of Desi culture a signal of global identity crisis?

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  Beyoncé and Coldplay have become the latest high profile artists to be involved in a heated debate on cultural appropriation. Both have been accused of idealising India as an exotic playground in the music video for Hymn For The Weekend. The video features the British band performing at the Holi festival in Mumbai, while Beyoncé is depicted as an alluring Bollywood...

International Women’s Day – Our Women of Inspiration

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Today is the day we celebrate women on International Women's Day. Some would say that one day isn't nowhere near as much time for us to celebrate women all over the world, but at least we have once. We made a conscious decision to not all choose our mums, as we just celebrated them 2 days ago on the 6th march...

Top tips for the ignorant and incompetent traveller

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Where some trek the Andes with all the confidence of a mountain goat, you stumble along them like Bukowski competing in an obstacle course. Where uber-cool tourists sporting berets can, in perfect lingua franca, order a glass of Hacienda Merlot from a French waiter, you’re more likely to point at the menu shouting, “That one!” until the waiter walks away...

Why Valentines Day is the absolute worst

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To some, Valentines Day is an occasional landmark: a prime opportunity to show love for another via the medium of tacky cards, blow up hearts and that fine Belgian confectionary, Guylian chocolate. For others, Valentines Day is a bit like having your eyeballs tattooed: expensive, painful and pretty unnecessary. This Valentines Day, women everywhere will wear lacy red or black lingerie, whilst their dates...

How I afford to travel – The Breakdown

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It’s a question almost everyone asks me everyday of my life. Mostly they think I am just constantly going on holidays but they never see the sacrifices that I make to be able to visit different countries. You know that coffee that you have to drink every day? Well, I don’t drink coffee. What about shopping you say? I am...

What dating is like when you’re 27

Alright, the younger me would have never admitted this, but dating becomes harder when you’re older. Back then it felt like you met a lad, he was cool, you were cool so you decided to be super cool together and boom, relationship. Nowadays, you are stuck being hit on by men who may or may not be married, in an...

11 facts about mental health

11 facts about mental health

Today the Prime Minister spoke about the importance of mental health, saying he believed we can “begin a much-needed revolution for mental health treatment in Britain”. Attitudes about mental health are changing for the better, but there are a lot of misunderstandings out there. Here are some facts: There’s a big difference between “feeling down” and having depression… Part of the better...

Why I’m still wearing the dress I was raped in?

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On a solo trip to Costa Rica, the unimaginable happened to Scandinavian activist Amalie Have. After a night out partying she came back to her hostel where she stayed in a tent and a gentleman who she had met at the party came in and raped her. The series of events went quite quickly and soon after she took him...

Aspen Matis: ‘ My rape was not the end of everything; it was the beginning of something bigger.’

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On her second night at Colorado College, Aspen Matis was sexually assaulted by a fellow student. What she did next, many may find unfathomable: she asked her attacker to stay the night. Accused of fabricating the assault by both the college and her attacker, Matis dropped out and embarked on a cleansing 2,650-mile trek from Mexico to Canada, along the...

Guest Blog: Roslyn Griner talks body image, fashion and the plus size industry

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The plus-size market is experiencing a not so quiet revolution. For a very long time the conversation about plus-size fashion was closed off to those in the community, and it wasn’t a topic of interest for a lot of press or those in the fashion industry as a whole. In 2015 we saw more of a dialogue in mainstream media...

#Ad: A pregnant women’s 27Km agonising walk for one of the most important human rights

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Sponsored by The 7th Chamber: A woman from Congo, seven months pregnant, walks 27 kilometers to the doctor; cameraman can barely keep up with her. What if you’re seven months pregnant and have to go to the doctor for a checkup, while living in, for example, the Democratic Republic of Congo? Then you often have to walk many kilometers to reach the clinic. Cordaid has recorded...

10 ways you know you’re trying to hard on Social Media

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Your eyes roll harder than the Pillsbury Doughboy Straight Outta Compton. Gooey bits of last night's dinner resurface in your mouth as your hold back the urge to vomit. You kiss your teeth so tough that dental floss no longer has a purpose in your life. What could cause such reactions you may ask? What else, other than you're scrolling...

Introducing Phoenix Taylor & Beautiful Sins, the kinky showgirls

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Can you handle the heat of Beautiful Sins, the kinky showgirls? Bombshell performer Phoenix Taylor founder of Beautiful Sins, sits down with us for this exclusive interview on all things Beautiful Sins. Having recently interviewed the likes of Miss Poly Rae, Kitty Bang Bangs and SuicideGirl Rebecca Crow, we decided its time to introduce the world of Phoenix Taylor and...

Power of Celebrities on Social Media

The global debate about what colour the dress is has taught us that anyone can with a connection to the internet technically has the possibility of making their voice heard. Of course, already being famous makes it a lot easier, but the rise of social media has levelled the playing field. In addition to social media, it seems nearly anyone...

Could this be the campaign to end India’s rape culture? #HerVoice

This week, saw the launch of the #HerVoice campaign; an initiative led by Snehalaya UK Secretary Miranda Hudson and British journalist Jenn Selby, which aims to raise awareness of the atrocities perpetrated every day, against women and young girls in India. The campaign, supported by 8 non government organisations and brought together by GlobalGiving, calls upon the Indian government to...

10 things all women know to be true

Holding up our publicly acceptable façade is not easy, there are many parts to our daily routine and contrary to popular belief, we did not ‘wake up like this.’ Not only are we at risk of impalement from bra underwires, we also  subject ourselves to tweezing, plucking, threading and waxing; something that can only be described as a form of...

50:50 Parliament are the new Suffragettes

If you haven’t already seen ‘Suffragette’ in cinemas you should probably be in one right now, watching it. And then make your whole family watch it. And your friends. If your friends don’t want to watch it, they’re not real friends. If you have seen it however, you will probably know that pictured above is Suffragette’s lead actress, Carey Mulligan,...

Bleeding Men.

Imagine if men bled once a month. From the end of their penis. About a tea cup full a day. All over their pants. When they got in bed it went all over their sheets. When they wanted to play football they had really bad tummy ache and their shorts got all bloody at the front too. Imagine if the...

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