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The wry eye of Bridget Jones’s Diary

First thing’s first, I need to ask you something: please ignore the entirety of the 2001 film adaptation whilst reading this article. The views held in this article are not applicable to the film because the box office hit is so far removed from Fielding’s original text that it becomes a caricature of her original hero. That isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy the film. For all its many faults, who could possibly resist Hugh Grant AND Colin Firth ...
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Who is Yusra Mardini?

Yusra Mardini is an inspiration to all, and symbol of hope for anyone who has a dream. Being only 23 years-old, Yusra has competed in her second Olympics, swimming in the 100m Butterfly for the Refugee team. Yusra’s swimming skills have not only got her to the Olympics twice, but it has also helped her save multiple people’s lives.
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Gender: the heteronormative representation of lesbian relationships within film

‘Love is Love’, ‘gay is okay, ‘we’re here and we’re queer’ are all recognisable and to some extent over-saturated queer sayings. Such phrases have been echoed throughout queer movements, i.e. the fight for equality, queer recognition and the legalisation of gay marriage.
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Argentinian government issues non-binary IDs and passports

A couple of days ago, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to recognise non-binary gender in its ID cards and passports.
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Shiva Baby (2020): 25-year-old director Emma Seligman explores sex and ...

The premise came to her in college: sugar baby meets sugar daddy at a Jewish shiva, revealing the uncomfortable realities hiding behind their transaction. Expanding upon the short film written for her final film school project, Seligman’s first full length film offers thoughtful insight into the experience of young women entering the modern minefield of sexual freedoms – and is a must-see for women everywhere.
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Let’s stop sexualising female athletes

On Monday 19th July, The European Handball Federation (EHF) fined the Norwegian women’s beach handball team. The Norwegian team were fined 1,500 euros (roughly equated to £1,295) for wearing sports shorts instead of bikini bottoms at the European Beach Handball Championships.
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Wimbledon 2021: how history was made by Marija Cicak

At the Wimbledon final, history was made, not only by Novak Djokovic, but by Marija Cicak. In July 2021 at the Wimbledon final, Marija Cicak became the first female chair umpire for the men’s singles final. Cicak umpired the match between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini. Djokovic defeated Berrettini and therefore became equal with both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 grand slam titles.
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The Euros are Over and jokes about Domestic Abuse Continue

TW: domestic violence Cases of domestic violence rise by 38 per cent when England lose in the Euros or World Cup. Cases continue to rise when England win or draw by 26 per cent. This year, due to the prevailing force of social media, domestic abuse jokes are all over Tiktok.
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#LaRopaNoTieneGénero: Why Male Teachers are wearing Skirts to School in ...

The movement #LaRopaNoTieneGénero (Clothes Have No Gender) was created in October 2020 in Spain. This movement symbolizes support for 15-year-old student Mikel Gómez who wore a skirt to school. Gómez explained in his viral Tiktok video, that wearing a skirt was meant to challenge gender norms and to demonstrate solidarity with women.