Dear Broflakes: about that Gillette ad

Dear Broflakes, About that Gillette advert… I’ll admit that at first I spent some time giggling at all your hurt feelings on Twitter. Then it dawned on me that many of you have women, girls and boys in your real lives and it stopped being funny. I get it. You’re not...

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#JanuHAIRY

“Oi Nicola! Don’t you know what a Bic is?” "Yeh, it's a pen." I yelled back. This is the first time I remember being shamed for my body hair. I was 12. Wit this quick has eluded me ever since. One Spring day some months later I stretched out my rounders-bat-legs in...

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Twelve books of 2018

“I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life." Emilia Fox I don’t believe...

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2018 and out

It's amazing how we brush over what we have achieved, and focus on what we haven’t. Is it because we see it as crass to talk about our successes? Are women worse at this than men, conditioned as we are to make ourselves small and unthreatening? Well, tits to that....

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How not to be an ally

He sat down behind me and as the room waited for the talk to begin he spoke loudly to the woman he was accompanying. The thing is, I’ve been to a few of these things with you now. We’re in a room of what, two, three hundred people? And I’m one of only maybe 10-15 men?...

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