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What Guys Really Think about ‘Lad Culture’

Ditch the Label got a bunch of lads together to tell us what they really thought about ‘lad culture’… We’ve all been on the receiving end of some laddish banter and most likely we’ve probably dished out our fair share of it, too. Every guy who ever lived has probably been told to “man up”

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5 Things You Need To Know About Slut Shaming

5 things you need to know about slut shaming Slut shaming can be defined as making a female-identified individual feel guilt, shame or inferiority for her real or perceived sexual behaviour or appearance. It’s by no means a new phenomenon – it has been happening for centuries and continues to happen on a daily basis,

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Wheelsnoheels: “You are Perfect the Way You Are”

This New year, we’re hitting back at ‘New Year, New You’. We believe that whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever you wear, whatever you do, however you dance and whoever you love, it’s up to you. Don’t let the new year pressures stop you from doing your thing. Start this year on your own

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Kat Hawkins: “Dance to your own Rhythm this New Year!”

As a talented dancer, Kat Hawkins didn’t always believe that anybody could dance. It was a difficult journey for Kat to realise that all bodies are worthy of expressing themselves through dance. Here’s how Kat discovered that however you dance, you deserve to have your own rhythm this new year… The words are in my head

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#MeToo: The internet is taking a stand against sexual assault

The Twittersphere is rumbling with the battle cries of thousands of people taking a stand against sexual assault. Thousands of people are joining the conversation using the hashtag #MeToo. This poignant movement is happening as the story unfolds surrounding the dozens of sexual assault and rape allegations against Hollywood film producer, Harvey Weinstein. #MeToo is unveiling the extent

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“We all have insecurities and probably always will” – Mia Kang gets real about her mission for model diversity and how to cope with pressure

A fierce Muay Thai fighter, female empowerment advocate, sky-dive accomplish and master of financial law there is no denying that Mia Kang is a force to be reckoned with. Whilst she may be best known for gracing the pages of nearly every print magazine, it’s safe to say she’s far from your average model. In

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“Stop Being A Girl”

Ever heard: “Stop Being A Girl”? Imagine this scenario: Someone is upset and they are crying out in public or in their own home. They are feeling sad, frustrated, hurt or even betrayed. They are expressing these feelings through their tears. Their best friend, or brother, or partner, or mum tells them to stop crying.

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Do We Still Need National Coming Out Day?

So it’s National Coming Out Day and for many, this will be an exciting and celebratory day. However, we can’t help but think, despite the leaps and bounds in the fight for equality the UK has made, such as marriage and adoption, do we still need a day for coming out? 11 Reasons Why we Definitely

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Katie d’Ath on the 7 Things You Should Know About OCD

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Katie d’Ath lists 7 things you need to know about OCD 1. OCD does not discriminate. Anyone can develop OCD. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, fat or thin, black or white, gay or straight, rich or poor: It’s not something you’ve chosen, it’s simply very bad luck. What’s more,

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50 Inspiring Female Film Characters

Films shape us and inspire us 🎬 When we watch a film and we feel like we identify with or aspire to be like a character we usually take some of their personality, style or interests and implement them into our own life. Whilst films give us a sense of escapism, they also help us

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