Posts tagged ‘female sexuality’

March 28, 2011

Name and Shame

Just a quickie to draw your attention to a growing number of High Street chains who are selling/used to sell padded bikinis for children!

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March 28, 2011

Secret Life?

Dear Diary,

I am currently staying with friends in Delhi who run one of India’s first and most respected NGO helping lesbians with a range of services from protection and legal advice to counselling and even clothing as some women run from home without even shoes on their feet.

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March 16, 2011

Glad I Grew Up In the 80’s

Sex, drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll…all passed unnoticed by me as a child growing up in the 80s.

My bedroom walls were covered from floor to ceiling in posters and magazine pullouts Aha, New Kids, Madonna, Kylie – I loved all of them! Mum used to shake her head

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March 14, 2011

I Am Not Answering That Question

Over the weekend that just passed I was at an event and met a celebrity comedian who was doing a gig at the same place later in the evening.

He introduced himself to me at lunch time

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March 8, 2011

The Women’s Room

Last year I happened to click on a programme about feminists on BBC iPlayer and it changed my life!  I phoned every woman I knew with a wild sense of enthusiasm and urged them to watch it before it was removed from the website.

The documentary featured interviews with leading feminists from around the world, many of whom were now in their 70s. This was the first time I had heard of Marilyn French, author of The Women’s Room.

The book is semi-autobiographical

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March 3, 2011

Women Who Run With The Wolves

One of my best friends gave me this wonderful book by Clarissa Pinkola- Estes and it is a book that I dip in an out of every year.

Self help would be an unjust description of Women Who Run With The Wolves but that’s where you’ll find it in the bookshops.  The objective of the book is to reaffirm the trust relationship

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February 14, 2011

Black Swan Naughty Swan

After much hype, critical acclaim and chat about the film’s darkness I finally got to the cinema to watch Black Swan. I am a fan of Natalie Portman not just for her acting ability but for her sense of style, beauty and eloquence too. I also think it’s great to see a successful movie with a female lead character. However, I felt quite a big yawn and a feeling of ‘here we go again’.

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