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#MeToo

  Content Warning: Discussing sexual assault / non-consent. – 1 – When I was 16 years old, I went to a house party with my boyfriend at the time. We’d had a few drinks, chatted with friends, danced a bit, and eventually went up to a bedroom to have some “alone time” — hardcore making out on a bed that wasn’t ours, surrounded by a sea of other people’s coats, bags, empty beer bottles, and other personal belongings. It started out happily enough — lots of kissing, hands all over,…

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Frank’s Thoughts on Hand Jobs – My Rebuttal

This is what gave me inspiration today: The things men hate about every sex position – Cosmopolitan. I came across this ridiculously pigheaded article from Cosmo recently, and just like so many other sex-related articles shared by the magazine / website, I found it be utter tripe. Although, to be fair, this one was probably one of the worst I’ve ever read. Just a heads up, he referred to hand jobs as “bottled water”, and then called them “the worst”. Out of every sexual action on Frank’s list, and to be fair…

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Baby-Making Machines

“We would like to announce that we are adding the VERY LAST addition to our family. The one definitely came as a shock and proves that the coil definitely isn’t 100% effective. We’ve gotten our heads around it now and we’re very happy to be adding to the madness. Final baby due in November!” It was that Facebook post that ruined my day before I’d even have a chance to wipe the sleep from my eyes this morning. That post from the second wife of Soldier Boy – Number 26.…

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How I Feel About Caitlyn Jenner Becoming ‘Woman of the Year’

I’m a woman. I’ve been a woman for almost thirty years. During those thirty years, I’ve had the pleasure and misfortune of going through all the things a woman needs to go through. I went through puberty. I’ve experienced 17 years of menstruation and all the joys *sarcasm* that brings with it. I’ve battled raging hormones, crushes on boys, sexism in the workplace, sexism in my marriage, body-image issues, weight loss and weight gain, insecurities… Being a woman is hard work.  I’m not saying guys don’t have it rough. I…

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#PrayForParis #PrayForLove

Last night I enjoyed a quiet Friday night in. Everyone else was out dancing and drinking and I decided to stay home and chill, relax, have some space. That didn’t happen. Instead I watched Sky News for seven hours straight before eventually falling asleep still watching the same devastating news. Paris had been attacked. There were numerous locations being attacked. People were dying. People were being held hostage. There were hundreds injured, if not dead. Every few minutes it felt as if new, worse information was coming through; little mini…

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The Bullying Bitch

I watched a video on Facebook last night and I really feel the need to talk about it. This has nothing to do with my life, but it definitely had an effect on it. It was a video about bullying. Maybe you should watch it for yourself. You can find the video on my Facebook page, or read the news articles that followed: ITV News – Birmingham Girl Arrested Over Facebook Bullying Video Goes Viral I shared the video on my Facebook wall which I appreciate makes me a bit of…

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Why Is Buying Condoms In Your Twenties So Difficult?

I actually meant to write this the other day when I bought emergency condoms for my fourth date with Someone New but what with everything else going on, I didn’t quite get around to it. It’s still bugging me though so now I feel the need to talk about it… Why is buying condoms in your late twenties so difficult? I thought I had some in my room and five minutes AFTER I was due to leave the house to catch the train for my date, I realised I didn’t know…

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21 Things That Go Through My 20-Something Head Daily

1. Is my eyeliner the same on both eyes? I’m sure the flick on the left eye is bigger…? 2. My jeans feel tighter. Crap… Have I put on weight? Where are my scales? 3. Why won’t my hair grow faster? 4. I wonder if I’d look good with my lip pierced again…? 5. Why can’t I have long, beautiful hair like THAT girl. (*Normally accompanied by creeper-style staring) 6. I shouldn’t have a Gregg’s chicken bake for lunch. 7. I really wish I hadn’t eaten that Gregg’s chicken bake…

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#JeSuisCharlie – I’m Proud.

That amazing hashtag has set a new record you know? In fact it has become the most popular hashtag ever used in Twitter history. Good on you guys! Let’s make a fucking stand! Today hasn’t been a good day for me anyway but when I saw those ‘Breaking News’ reports of yet another stupid tragedy that really shouldn’t have happened, my heart got sad. This is a world that scares me and saddens me all at the same time. I laid awake all night, suffering from another bout of wicked…

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33 Reasons Why Retail Work Sucks

One: “Hi, what can I do for you?” “Hi, I’m fine thanks…” I never asked. Two: Customers coming in two minutes before we close, asking for ‘two minutes’ of our time… and than taking up half an hour of it. Don’t worry, I didn’t want to go home or anything. Three: The customer is always right. Fuck off. No, they’re not. Rarely. If at all. Four: Grabbing a cigarette and your lighter and just as you head out towards the door out through the shop on your way for your…

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