Opinion

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    Angelina Jolie vs Lady Gaga: why the Cleopatra movie backlash misses the point

    Isn’t it time that Hollywood moved on already?

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    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    “The online reaction to Chris Pratt’s new engagement is seriously disappointing”

    Everyone is happy and all parties involved have moved on. Why can’t the Internet come terms with that?

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    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    “The backlash over the new Gillette ad is ridiculous. Here’s why”

    Shaving ads have always been political, says Phil Hilton. This is just the latest incarnation of a time-honoured tradition

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    Phil Hilton
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    The problem with the media’s portrayal of the ‘world’s most expensive divorce’

    There is no evidence that Mackenzie Bezos is out to ruin her husband – but you wouldn’t know it from some reports

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    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's response to critics is a master-class in resilience

    She’s been intimidated, mocked and had her personal life raked over, all in the last week alone.

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    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    Why must we insist on comparing the royal family’s Christmas cards?

    No, the fact that they have two different festive cards isn’t a sign of a feud. And comparing the two images doesn’t achieve anything.

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    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    “Why the term guilty pleasure needs to be banned from our vocabulary immediately”

    PSA: You don’t need anyone’s permission to like the pop culture that you like

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    Why does the world think it’s OK to slut-shame Megan Fox?

    The actress said she doesn't want to share her #MeToo stories because she’s not seen as a sympathetic victim. It’s time for that perception to change

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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  • Opinion

    Why are we so obsessed with the Danish?

    We asked a Scandinavia about our infatuation and what we're getting wrong

    In partnership with
    Skagen
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    The dark subtext to the headlines calling Priyanka Chopra a “scam artist”

    The way some publications are talking about the Bollywood star’s wedding to Nick Jonas suggests something more sinister at play.

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    Why isn’t the female director of Clueless a bigger Hollywood success story?

    It’s one of the most iconic high school movies ever made. But why has its writer and director found it so hard to get more of her work made?

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    Why we’re sick of this feud between Madonna and Lady Gaga

    Why can’t we all just be friends?

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    Is Twilight a feminist movie or not? Wrestling with the series on its 10th anniversary

    Female director, female writer and a female star vs subject matter that left a lot to be desired.

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    Amanda Bynes shouldn’t be begging for our forgiveness in a #MeToo world

    There's a serious problem with the way we talk about fallen female stars.

    Posted by
    Daisy Buchanan
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    Why Little Mix are the feminist icons we need right now

    It’s time to embrace the true girl power of this quartet.

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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  • Opinion

    “Dear Rebel Wilson: this is not how you apologise when you’re wrong”

    A breakdown of the furore around the actress’ comments about plus-size women in romantic comedies

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    Piers Morgan embodies a culture that still uses ‘masculinity’ to shame men

    The TV host’s attack on Daniel Craig was pathetic – but it is symptomatic of a world that still polices what it means to be a man.

    Posted by
    Alix Walker
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  • Opinion

    “Why an Amy Winehouse hologram tour is a horrible idea”

    We shouldn't whitewash the star for our own enjoyment

    Posted by
    Moya Lothian-McLean
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    “Can we all just shut the f**k up about Meghan Markle’s womb?”

    People on Twitter are convinced that Meghan Markle is pregnant, thanks to Princess Eugenie’s wedding

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
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    A suicide prevention minister won't solve the mental health crisis

    Woefully inadequate funding for mental health services is the real taboo we need to tackle.

    Posted by
    Heidi Scrimgeour
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    The horror of the Brett Kavanaugh case proves we can’t afford to stop fighting

    “After the strides of the #MeToo movement over the last year, a push back from regressive forces was inevitable”

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    Elle Griffiths
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    The unsettling experience of watching American politics as a British woman

    It’s comforting to believe that women would never be treated like Christine Blasey Ford in the UK. But is it really true?

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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    Why are women still having to explain why they didn’t report sexual assault?

    “The #WhyIDidntReport hashtag is powerful. But it also makes me furious.”

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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    Bodyguard finale: the huge significance of those 4 little words

    We need to talk about that vital David Budd scene

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
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  • Opinion

    Why Chrissy Teigen should correct the people who get her name wrong

    According to the supermodel, we’ve been saying her name wrong this whole time

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    Why I don’t feel guilty about penis-shaming Donald Trump

    There’s always an exception to the rule, and this one is mushroom shaped.

    Posted by
    Alix Walker
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    Ariana Grande has shared an emotional message about her “dearest friend” Mac Miller

    “We talked about this, so many times. I’m so mad, I’m so sad, and I don’t know what to do.”

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
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    “We should be outraged the government has ruled against abortion buffer zones”

    Home Secretary Sajid Javid is refusing to introduce ‘buffer zones’ to stop anti-choice protesters gathering outside abortion clinics

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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  • The 99 problems of a feminist hip hop fan
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    The 99 problems of a feminist hip hop fan

    I’m finding it harder and harder to find joy in a lot of the music I used to love

    Posted by
    Meena Alexander
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    “A female politician would never get away with acting like Boris Johnson. Why?”

    Johnson’s constant blunders and scandals highlight how men and women are held to very different standards in politics.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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