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The Misogyny and Sexist Double Standards on Love Island

The reality show, Love Island, is a staple for British summer nights. Young singles from the UK stay in a villa in Majorca, Spain for eight weeks in an attempt to find love, or at the very least, fame. Unfortunately, the misogyny and sexist double standards on Love Island seem to get worse and worse every year and have never been as apparent as in its 8th season, which has been airing on ITV2 every night for the past two ...
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The Scarlet Lady: A Review of Sir Richard Branson’s newest ...

The pitter-patter of little feet. The giggles of a baby at the table next to you. The piercing scream of a toddler whose cookie has disappeared because she ate it. These are sounds you’ll NEVER hear on the spectacular new ocean liner, The Scarlet Lady. That’s because children are not now and will never be permitted on Virgin Cruises’ ships. The marketing director assured me. “Never,” he said.
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An overlooked victory: the case of Bia Haddad inequality in ...

Bia Haddad Maia is a Brazilian tennis player who recently won the title of the WTA 250 of Nottingham. This important title is a monumental moment in her professional career and a landmark day for Brazilian tennis. She is the first to win a professional tournament on grass since Maria Esther Bueno won in Manchester in 1968.
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Serial Killers: Society’s Strange Addiction

TW: Murder, physical and sexual abuse  Serial killers have attained celebrity status in society. Dropping the name of a well-known killer in a news headline is a sure-fire way to generate clicks. In a study by Wiest (2019), it was found that many news articles include the names of serial killers irrelevant to the murders being reported. This is either as a means of comparison or simply for their notoriety.
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Ruby Bridges: The Girl Who Helped Change the Racial Paradigm ...

At only 6 years old, Ruby Bridges was the first person of Afro-American descent who went to a school that, until that moment, only allowed white boys and girls the possibility to study there.
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CODA: And the Winner Is… Next Stop, Hollywood

Coda Has Been Made with Film Starring a Disability-Led Cast Now it may not be a big deal for a lot of people but for others it certainly is, as of 28th February 2022, Troy Kotsur became the first deaf actor to win not one but two awards at Screen Actors Guild Award. This has led to further hope of winning an Oscar. 
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TikTok creates a hostile space for black creators

I’ve been on Tiktok for less than a year and in this short period, I have seen how the algorithm works – and doesn’t work – for creators who are using the platform for education, activism, and social awareness. Being a brown woman, I already started on the back foot. According to Tiktok, addressing critical race theory is now a bannable offense. But let’s go a further back.
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Celebrity feminism through pop music: “I don’t need a man, ...

Celebrity feminism has become a trend within the last decade. Many celebrities, ranging from Beyoncé and Taylor Swift to Emma Watson and Angelina Jolie, are not only calling themselves feminist but also making feminism a significant part of their mediated identity.
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A guide to understanding the Golden Globes controversy

The Golden Globes have been a prestigious and powerful award ceremony ever since its establishment in January 1944. However, this year’s awards have quietly passed in January without their usual glamour and star-filled red carpet. While most of the other award ceremonies are scheduled to go on, as usual, the Golden Globes’ 2022 ceremony did not happen at all.
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The Harmful Sides of  Girl Boss Feminism

The term Girl Boss refers to the emancipated woman of the 21st century who has let go of her previous shackles by succeeding and advancing in a liberal society. It has been a preferred term for companies and clothing brands to advertise just how progressive they are. They do this by highlighting the successes of women in business, as well as encouraging women and girls to become Girl Bosses and take charge of their own lives.