Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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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...

Ashley Mariee talks girl gamers, minecraft & beauty

Ashley Mariee is a badass gamer, minecraft and youtube star and also one eighth of the Legends of Gaming. We managed to bag an exclusive interview with Ashley Mariee, where she talks, Minecraft, youtube, beauty and girl gamers.If you love Ashley then send a tweet and show your support by hitting the tweet button below:Let's talk about girls and gaming... How did you feel when asked...

Katie Hopkins – The Big Fat Reality

Katie Hopkins has made a television career from uttering some of the most vile, cruel and unsympathetic statements known to man but deep behind that brash exterior I think there could actually be a half decent person. Notorious for her hot tongued comments and her ability to ruffle a few feathers, the ex Apprentice candidate is someone that few would...

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...

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...

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...

Dolce & Gabanna Rape Culture

Back in 2007 Dolce & Gabbana released a seriously disturbing ad campaign that has now resurfaced. The images seem to be portraying scenes out of a gang rape, how hot right? No. We certainly don’t think so. And neither did the Advertising Self-Discipline Institute (IAP) who banned the ad because of “the passive and helpless position of the woman relative...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

How having a traveller’s romance can change they way we look at relationships

I guess it’s what most of us solo travellers do without even knowing it anymore. I’ve travelled a lot around the world, sure there are moments where I like to be left alone, but there are plenty of moments where just like that, the world provides me with some kind of company. My first travel romance started off quite innocently,...

Why the travel bug is full of shit

The very first time I travelled was when I was 19-years-old, I went to Thailand and Cambodia. Cambodia being my heritage I thought it was going to be bliss, little did I know that this first trip away would cement the rest of my life travelling the world. It all started quite innocently, I came back from that South East...

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,...

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...

Why do Women Like To Be Dominated In Bed?

So for Valentine’s this year a bunch of people up in Hollywood thought that it would be a good idea to premiere ’Fifty Shades Of Grey’ as it is obviously the most romantic film ever. Among some of Christian Grey’s irresistible traits are jealousy, possessiveness and manipulation, what more could a girl want, right?! Ana, the leading role, seems to overlook Grey’s...

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...

Let’s talk Vibrators with Sh! Womenstore

We recently spoke to with Ky Hoyle & Renee Denyer, the brains, bra’s and beauty behind Sh! Womenstore in our article 'Let’s talk about sex baby, let’s talk about you and me'. So following on, here is the rest of the article, where we talk vibrators, toys and more. Which items reap the reaction of- 1) shock – Renee: The weight and size...

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...

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...

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...

You’re so vain, I bet you think this article is about you #Selfie @Oi_Carby

Most of us have been there and done that when it comes to selfies, have a gander on your phone and you've probably got a few from a fun filled day out, a mad weekender, one in that new outfit or one meant for you're partner. The common trend to post an up close and personal picture of ourselves is...

10 reasons why the Rampant Rabbit is SO ADDICTIVE

Long known as the ULTIMATE vibrator, the Rampant Rabbit has been pleasuring women across the globe since the 1990's. Also known as the UK's favourite sex toy, the Rabbit has been on the scene thrilling women with clitoral stimulation that no man can ever compete with.Rabbit vibrators come in many different sizes, shapes and functionality. For the best vibrator sex,...

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...

10 ways to spot a fuckboy in his natural habitat

fuckboy free zone

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...

10 Feminist Activists you should be following on Twitter

There’s no question that Twitter has become one of the most influential social media platforms of the 21st Century. These days you need only check your twitter feed for the latest updates on news, entertainment and culture trends; all of it tangled up in a rather overwhelming amount of differing opinions now able to be heard, gain retweets and travel...

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...

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...