Thursday, October 22, 2020

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To pierce or not to pierce? That is the question.

So it came to my attention that a campaign has begun to have an age limit when infants and children can have their ears pierced. I have my ears pierced and I can remember at what age, I was 8 and I had made the hell bent decision that I was ready. I fought for my right with conviction and...

Hollywood takes one step forward then two back: Spy Movie, Mad Max…

“Stop screaming, you loved it” Those were the words that were left ringing in my ears as I left the screening of “Spy Movie” last week featuring Jude Law and Melissa McCarthy. During the past few weeks I’d gone from absolutely appalled, to absolutely ecstatic only to end up absolutely appalled once again while leaving the cinema.In 2015 Hollywood seems to...

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...

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...

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...

You’ve got to fight for you right, for an education: protest or pointless?

It's been some time since a blog has infuriated me and enabled me to jump off the fence and join a side. This Tuesday 25th August, I saw a shared profile picture of a student called Isabelle Warby, she was stood with a sign that read- "I am being denied an education because of the colour of my hair. Please...

Jean Hatchet talks, breastfeeding, feminism and fashion

Recently I was invited to write a feminist piece by the lovely editor of this magazine who was keen for some “alternative” content. He’d read about some of my campaigning around sexual violence. He did point out that my feminist principles may not sit at ease morally or politically with the rest of the “fashion” content that would surround...

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...

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...

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...

Germaine Greer. Pointing out the bleeding obvious.

It may have escaped your notice whilst you’ve been here on Flavourmag flipping through skater skirts and faux fur eyelashes or whatever you do here... but the feminists have been debating a crucial issue over the past few days. The issue is no-platforming. This isn’t where feminists object to certain shoes. This is where someone is removed from the list...

Sexism and Dominance: Men are from Mars after all.

Feminists fight for social, political and economic equality - but why don't we hear them fighting for physical equality? There's no true equality if it is not sought in all arenas of power. There's a long list of reasons we don't agree with male to female violence - starting with modern ideals that it is unattractive and ungentlemanly. It stems...

5 reasons you should date a solo traveller

I mean I don’t want to toot my own horn here but I am going to now anyway. It’s hard to explain it to people who haven’t travelled solo on their own before, but I am sure you can tell the difference between the ones who have, and the ones who haven’t. Before I became a travelling maniac I used...

#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...

Perpetuated beauty

Some girl or some woman somewhere is in the bathroom at 5am putting on her face before her man wakes up, because he has never seen her without make up. I could think of a hundred other ways to spend my 5am, but this article is not just about me.In my line of work I often here my clients say, one of...

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...

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,...

Exclusive: Ashley Graham talks lingerie, body size and Addition Elle

We are huge fans of Ashley Graham on Flavourmag. Her #IAMSIZESEXY campaign is a breath of fresh air for women all of the globe. With the launch of the Ashley Graham lingerie line in full swing and enough social media followers to give some of the hollywood stars a run for their money. We managed to get pull Ashley away...

Interview with Burlesque performer Lady Catalina from The Cream Tease

Since 2008 Lady Catalina has been gracing the Burlesque scene. Now Lady Catalina is headlining (and producing) one of London's most exciting new Revue shows 'Renudeville'. Renudeville will be performed at the Windmill (Soho) on Monday 7th September.  We couldn't help but to tweet Lady Catalina and managed to twist her arm into giving us a moment to talk burlesque, fashion & beauty...

Madonna’s fall was flawless #TeamMadonna

Remember when Beyonce fell down the stairs on stage in 2007 because she was wearing a cape and stiletto monster heels? Well, the same thing just happened to Madonna at the BRITS last week. What else did they both have in common?They both got straight back up and finished the show flawlessly.However, when Beyonce fell in 2007 no one was...

10 problems with dating shorter men

You've scored yourself a date with a certified hottie, he fits the bill with a good job, doesn't come across as a creep and he's keen to take you out. He looks like his pictures and you're feeling like this could be a match made in heaven, but hold up, you have no idea how tall or regrettably how small...

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,...

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...

Do celebs use their babies for publicity? Babies of the Internet

From time to time I've imagined my life how the others live, fantasising that I was born into the lifestyle of the rich and the famous... Haven't we all? Sure, we'd be dressed from head to toe in designer, more than likely to own a few homes across the globe, experiencing the best education known and probably the best bit,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Young and Ambitious-The Rafiki Network

Vanessa Sanyauke, 24, is founder-director of The Rafiki Network, a leadership and mentoring company for 11 to 18-year-olds. Flavour talks to her about preparing today’s youth for tomorrow...Why did you set up the network? In 2008 there were lots of news stories about gun and knife crime – it seemed like every week someone was getting killed. I remember saying,...

Cyberbullying: under con(TROLL) or under attack

Last night I sat down to watch channel 4's one off drama 'Cyberbully,' and I can confirm that I was gripped throughout. Starring 'Game of Thrones' actress Maisie Williams, I'd have to give her a pat on the back for her portrayal of the small percentage of social media users out there. With a computer screen amassed with media...