Femininity

Women in the Media: An Open Letter

In the first of a series of articles by our amazing team of Student Features Writers, Priya Toberman lays down her thoughts on how the stereotypes of women in the media can affect women today. When I was younger, the girls in the books I read were my heroes. They were tough, they didn’t like

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7 Autocomplete Myths About Feminism That Are Definitely Not True

Feminism gets a bad rap most of the time. Making headlines for transphobia, man-hating and bra burning, loads of people today don’t even like being associated with the term ‘feminist’. But, it’s not all bad, and in fact most feminists do not agree with any of the stuff that you might have heard. That’s why

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IWD 2018: 10 Badass Women who Deserve a Shoutout this International Women’s Day…

It’s International Women’s Day and we’re really excited to celebrate the achievements of women the world over. Sexism is an ongoing battle that we’re proud to be fighting against alongside other amazing organisations and individuals who are collectively giving the 🖕🏽 to gender stereotypes. Women have been making history throughout history, it’s about time we all

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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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#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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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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“We are not unicorns, we are real!” – Wegan told DTL everything there is to know about femme visibility

Ditch the Label had a chance to have a chat with Whitney and Megan, or as you may know them ‘Wegan’, about the importance of femme visibility and why it is a subject that really matters. DTL: Firstly, would you be able to tell us a bit about yourselves for those who don’t know you

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Lucy Wood: The Power of the Teenage Girl…

With 37,000 subscribers and counting and over a million views on YouTube, Lucy Wood is absolutely owning the internet right now by speaking out about the things we’ve all been secretly thinking and feeling, from relationship advice to the ultimate shopping spree haul. DTL caught up with Lucy to discuss everything from Cyberbullying to why

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